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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Announces Retirement of Dwight Dunlap; Appointment of Craig Nunez as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


HOUSTON, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P.(NYSE:NRP) today announced that Dwight Dunlap, NRP's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire from NRP on December 31, 2014.  Following his retirement from NRP, Mr. Dunlap will remain with Quintana Minerals Corporation and other Robertson family businesses and will continue to provide services to NRP to ensure a seamless transition.  Craig W. Nunez will succeed Mr. Dunlap as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NRP. 

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"I would like to thank Dwight for his dedication to NRP since its inception over 12 years ago," said Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Dwight has more than 30 years of service to Quintana, and we look forward to continuing work with him for many years." 

Craig W. Nunez joins NRP with 27 years of global experience in finance, spanning the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.  Most notable of Mr. Nunez's previous roles were senior vice president and treasurer of Halliburton, one of the world's largest oil service companies; treasurer of Colonial Pipeline, owner of the world's largest petroleum products pipeline; and director of International New Ventures at Phillips Petroleum.  Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of Bocage Group, a private investment company specializing in energy, natural resources and master limited partnerships.

"We are happy to welcome Craig to the NRP team," said Mr. Robertson.  "As NRP continues its transition to a diversified natural resource company, we are excited to bring Craig's expertise and broad industry knowledge to help the company grow and build value for our unitholders."

Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P. ("NRP") is a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, TX.  NRP is a diversified natural resource company that owns interests in oil and gas, coal, aggregates and industrial minerals across the United States.  A large percentage of NRP's revenues are generated from royalties and other passive income.  In addition, NRP owns an equity investment in OCI Wyoming, a trona/soda ash operation, owns non-operated working interests in oil and gas properties and owns VantaCore, making NRP one of the top 25 aggregates producers in the United States.

For additional information, please contact Kathy H. Roberts at 713-751-7555 or  Further information about NRP is available on the partnership's website at

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