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Kosmos Energy Appoints Yves-Louis Darricarrère to Board of Directors

12/09/15 11:45 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2015-- Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) announced today that Yves-Louis Darricarrère has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

Mr. Darricarrère retired earlier this year from Total S.A. after a distinguished thirty-seven year career in which he served most recently as Executive Vice President of Total S.A., and President of Total Upstream, with responsibility for all group upstream activities in more than forty countries on five continents. Mr. Darricarrère is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supèrieure des Mines and Institut d’Etudes Politiques, both in Paris, and he holds a master’s degree in economic science. He is also a chevalier de la Lègion d’Honneur (Knight of the French Legion of Honour). Mr. Darricarrère is currently a Senior Advisor with Lazard, a multinational financial advisory and asset management firm, as well as a Senior Lecturer in energy geopolitics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Darricarrère, Kosmos’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew G. Inglis said: “We are delighted to have Yves-Louis join our Board of Directors at this important time in the company’s history. With our growing production in Ghana, two major discoveries offshore Mauritania in 2015, and a strong exploration portfolio, Kosmos has a bright future. Given his extensive experience managing major exploration and production projects while with Total, I am confident that Yves-Louis will bring deep industry knowledge and fresh perspective to our Board.”

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. Our assets include existing production and other major development projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Mauritania, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Suriname, Morocco and Western Sahara. As an ethical and transparent company, Kosmos is committed to doing things the right way. The company’s Business Principles articulate our commitment to transparency, ethics, human rights, safety and the environment. Read more about this commitment in the Kosmos 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report. 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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