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Order of Publication

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RITCHIE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION,

Plaintiff,

v. Civil Action No. 15-C-2

Judge Timothy L. Sweeney

BLYE GROVE; DANIEL L. BRANNAN;

JEFFREY L. BRANNAN; REBECCA L. TARR;

ARIE E. BRANNAN REVOCABLE TRUST

DATED APRIL 1, 1993, ARIE E. BRANNAN AND DEBRA A. DAVIS, TRUSTEES;

PETER J. SCHUMACHER AND

PATRICIA A. SCHUMACHER AS JOINT

TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF

SURVIVORSHIP;

DUDLEY McPEEK; BONITA HACKER;

BRIDGET HAYES; BARRY AND BRENDA

RIDDLE IRREVOCABLE TRUST,

KEVIN A. RIDDLE, TRUSTEE;

BONNIE RIDDLE; WILLIAM H. WOOD;

LINDA SUSAN BYER; BILLY JOE GARNER;

CHARLES N. COSTILOW;

EVELYN M. COLLINS;

WACO OIL & GAS COMPANY, INC.;

JOHN T. SLEVIN; MARY SUSAN KELLER;

LAURA JUNE ELLIS; LINDEL M. LANTZ;

JOSEPH H. LANTZ, JR.,

AS POWER OF ATTORNEY

FOR LINDEL M. LANTZ;

BETTY J. LANTZ; DOUGLAS LANTZ;

JOHN M. LANTZ; PAMELA K. DOTSON AND

CHARLES R. DOTSON AS JOINT TENANTS

WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP;

HAUGHT FAMILY TRUST,

IRA M. HAUGHT, TRUSTEE;

BRENDA MILLER; DALE SPUNG;

THEIR HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, and ASSIGNS;

and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN OWNERS WITH AN INTEREST IN A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND SITUATE IN RITCHIE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA,

Defendants.

ORDER OF PUBLICATION

This action seeks partition of the mineral interests underlying certain property located in Clay District, Ritchie County, West Virginia (“Subject Minerals”), pursuant to West Virginia Code Section 37-4-1 et seq.  The surface estate overlying the Subject Minerals is identified by the Ritchie County Assessor’s Office as Tax Map 15, Parcel 9; Tax Map 15, Parcel 9.1; Tax Map 15, Parcel 13; Tax Map 15, Parcel 14; and Tax Map 15, Parcel 14.1; Tax Map 15, Parcel 15; Tax Map 15, Parcel 15.1 Tax Map 15, Parcel 17; Tax Map 15, Parcel 17.1; Tax Map 15, Portion of Parcel 18; and Tax Map 15, Portion of Parcel 19, Clay District.

It appearing by affidavit filed in this action that Plaintiff Antero Resources Corporation (“Antero”) has exercised due diligence to ascertain the residence or whereabouts of all owners of the Subject Minerals, and that there may be persons, other than those named in the Complaint as defendants, with an interest in the Subject Minerals of the action, whose names are unknown to Antero and who are made defendants by the general description of unknown defendants, it is hereby ORDERED that any and all parties who claim an interest in the Subject Minerals must appear and serve upon Plaintiff Antero Resources Corporation’s counsel, W. Henry Lawrence, Allison J. Farrell, and Braden L. Christopher of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, whose address is 400 White Oaks Boulevard, Bridgeport, WV 26330, an Answer or other defense to the Complaint filed in this action by February 27, 2015, which is not fewer than thirty days after the date of the first publication of this notice, otherwise judgment by default will be rendered against him or her at any time thereafter.

A copy of the Complaint can be obtained from the Circuit Clerk’s office in the Ritchie County Courthouse located at 115 E. Main Street, Harrisville, WV 26362.

Entered by the Clerk of the Court this 23rd day of January, 2015.ENTER: Angela Copeland, Deputy

Rose Ellen Cox

Circuit Clerk of Ritchie County

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