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15 year Pioneer Award

Dallas, Texas. June 2, 2009. - Energy Risk magazine announced that it has selected Shannon Burchett, CEO of Risk Limited Corp™, as the winner of the 2009 Pioneer Award for risk management achievements based on nominations from industry and the magazine panel of judges. The Pioneer Award honors people who have shaped today's risk management industry.

Shannon Burchett commented, "I am very grateful to receive the Pioneer Award on behalf of Risk Limited™. Our success with risk management and financial services is a result of great people with innovative ideas; both our exceptional team at Risk Limited™ as well as colleagues in other firms. My thanks to Energy Risk for the award and for the terrific job they do to advance risk management knowledge and expertise."

The award was announced at the annual EnergyRiskUSA event in Houston and was presented June 16, 2009, at an awards ceremony in London. Additional information on the award is shown on the web at: http://www.energyrisk.com/public/showPage.html?page=erisk_awards_categories

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About Risk Limited™: Risk Limited Corp is an international management-consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. During the last two decades of volatile market prices and changing economic environments, Risk Limited™ has successfully advised clients on creating effective risk management programs and hedge strategies.

Risk™ Limited's record of service for companies in a range of sectors has established Risk Limited™ as the leading independent specialist offering services and products for commodity consumers, distributors, and producers.

Risk™ Limited's management consulting practices provide hedge strategy assessment, trading & product development, risk management controls, quantitative analysis & modeling, and litigation support. Risk Limited™ also provides independent advisory services for derivatives instruments reporting and compliance.

Contact a Risk Limited™ Managing Director at 469.814.8000, or email MD@RiskLimited.com

About Energy Risk magazine: Energy Risk is essential reading for professionals involved in risk management, commodities trading and finance. Energy Risk is an indispensable source of information and education for all market players - from the new entrant to the experienced practitioner.

Monthly coverage spans the complete spectrum of issues facing market professionals, ranging from the practical to the theoretical and technical. Energy Risk conducts a number of in-depth industry surveys, which constitute a core part of the editorial franchise, and has raised the bar for comparative analytical information in specialist commodity markets.

For information on the Energy Risk Awards, please contact Peter Petkov on +44 (0) 20 7484 9730, or email peter.petkov@incisivemedia.com