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John R. Kemp III to Retire from Kosmos Energy’s Board of Directors

07/18/13 12:01 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2013-- Kosmos Energy Ltd. (“Kosmos”) (NYSE: KOS) announced today that John R. Kemp III intends to retire as Kosmos Energy’s Chairman. Kemp will continue to serve in his current capacity until a successor is named. Kosmos’ Board of Directors has initiated a search process to identify a new Chairman.

Kemp joined the Company’s Board as an independent director in 2005. Subsequently, he was named Chairman of the Board in early 2011, shortly before the Company completed its initial public offering. Kemp served in various capacities for 34 years at Conoco (now ConocoPhillips) where he led ventures in both the domestic and international arenas prior to his tenure at Kosmos. He was granted a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1966 and is a Centennial Fellow and Alumni Fellow of the school’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Adebayo O. Ogunlesi, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, commented, “John has made significant contributions to Kosmos both as Chairman and as a member of the Board during his term with the Company. On behalf of the Board of Directors, as well as the management and employees of Kosmos, I want to express our deepest appreciation for John’s incomparable service and support to the Company over the last eight years.”

About Kosmos Energy

Kosmos Energy is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. The Company’s asset portfolio includes existing production and other major development projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco and Suriname and onshore Cameroon. Kosmos is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol KOS. For additional information, visit

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Source: Kosmos Energy

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