May 16, 2017

Whitecap Resources Inc. Announces Appointment of Director and Receives TSX Approval for Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Whitecap Resources Inc. ("Whitecap") (TSX: WCP) is pleased to announce that Heather J. Culbert has been appointed to the Whitecap Board of Directors effective May 16, 2017 and will also serve as a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and the Health, Safety & Environment Committee.

Ms. Culbert is an active volunteer and philanthropist currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Vice Chair of Export Development Canada (EDC), as Liaison to United Way Worldwide for United Way of Calgary and as a Director of the United Way World Leadership Council.

Ms. Culbert served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Services with Enerplus Resources Fund, before retiring in 2006 with over 27 years in the oil and gas industry. After retirement, she began devoting her time and energy toward the non-profit sector.  Her past Board appointments include the United Way Calgary (Board Chair), the Alberta Cancer Foundation (Trustee) and Alliance to End Violence (Board Chair). She has received several awards acknowledging her community service, including the 2016 BMO Celebrating Women Award, 2013 Doc Seaman Generosity of Spirit Award – Individual Philanthropist, 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal for Community Service and 2003 SAIT Distinguished Alumna award.

Ms. Culbert is a graduate of SAIT in Computer Technology in 1979, a graduate of Queens Executive Program in 2004, a graduate of ICD – Not for Profit Governance Essentials in 2011 and received a SAIT Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree in 2014.

Whitecap is also pleased to announce that Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has accepted the notice of Whitecap's intention to commence a normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB").

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