Penn Virginia Corporation Announces Resignation of Director

RADNOR, Pa.--

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) announced that, effective as of January 10, 2007, Merrill A. Miller, Jr. has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Miller had been a director since February 2006.

A. James Dearlove, President and Chief Executive Officer, said "We wish Pete well in his future ventures and appreciate his service as director for the past year."

Headquartered in Radnor, PA and a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration, acquisition, development and production of natural gas reserves. PVA also owns approximately 82% of Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:PVG), the owner of the general partner and the largest unit holder of Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE:PVR), a manager of coal properties and related assets and the operator of a midstream natural gas gathering and processing business. For more information about PVA, visit the Company's website at www.pennvirginia.com.

Source: Penn Virginia Corporation