Unit Corporation (NYSE: UNT) today announced that the National
Association of Corporate Directors
(NACD) recently recognized J.
Michael Adcock, Chairman of the Board of Unit Corporation, as an NACD
Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship-The
Gold Standard Director Credential
®– stand within the
highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom.

As the highest standard of credentialing for directors and governance
professionals, NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program
of study that empowers Fellows with the latest insights, intelligence,
and leading boardroom practices-year after year. Mr. Adcock joins Carla
Mashinski as the second Unit Corporation board member to be credentialed
as an NACD Fellow.

Mr. Adcock was elected the Chairman of the Board of Unit Corporation
effective December 31, 2016. He has been a licensed attorney since 1974,
and has served since 1997 as co-trustee of the Don Bodard Trust, a
private business trust dealing in real estate, oil and natural gas
investments, and other equity investments. Mr. Adcock also is, and for
more than five years has been, Chairman of the Board of the
privately-owned Bank in Shawnee, Oklahoma, as well as a member of the
Board of the nonprofit Avedis Foundation (successor to Community Health
Partners, Inc.), for which he has served as Chairman of the Board since
2015. Mr. Adcock has been a co-owner of Central Disposal, LLC, a solid
waste management company with operations in central Oklahoma since 2009,
and was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2014.

Unit Corporation is a Tulsa-based, publicly held energy company engaged
through its subsidiaries in oil and natural gas exploration, production,
contract drilling and natural gas gathering and processing. Unit’s
Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
UNT. For more information about Unit Corporation, visit its website at http://www.unitcorp.com.

Unit Corporation
Michael D. Earl, 918-493-7700
Vice President,
Investor Relations