Hamm names Bott new Continental president and COO

Continental CEO Harold Hamm announced Jeff Hume, Continental’s president
and COO, will assume the role of vice chairman of strategic growth initiatives
effective June 4. Rick Bott will succeed Hume in the post.

“As we grow
the company and add shareholder value, we continue to build out a world-class management
team,” Hamm said. “Jeff and I have worked together for 29
years. He has done an outstanding job as president and has been integral to Continental’s success. In his
new role, he will provide valuable leadership on issues that have increasing
impact on our success as the company rapidly grows in size and scope.”

Bott served most recently as executive director and COO of Cairn India
Limited, a publicly listed company and member of the Nifty Fifty of the India National Stock Exchange. He
has more than 27 years of global exploration and production experience leading
integrated organizations, developing new business and focusing on
cross-cultural leadership development. Prior to that, he served as vice
president of Devon Energy Corp.’s International Division, where he was responsible for developing and implementing exploration

Previous posts for Bott include president of Ocean Egypt Companies and president
of Ocean Yemen Corporation. He also held a number of international
management and technical positions with British
Gasand Tenneco.

“We are thrilled to round out our executive team with someone of Rick Bott’s caliber,” Hamm said. “He
is a geologist who shares my passion for oil exploration.  His extensive
experience will enable Continental to deliver on key company objectives.”

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