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Kosmos Energy Names Joseph P. Landy to Board of Directors

05/11/12 15:00 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 11, 2012-- Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) announced that Joseph P. Landy has been elected to its Board of Directors following the Company’s 2012 Annual General Meeting held today. Landy’s Board membership is effective immediately.

Landy is co-president of Warburg Pincus and has been with the firm since 1985. He is a seasoned executive whose responsibilities at Warburg Pincus include strategy development, oversight of investment policy and decisions, leadership of the firm’s executive management committee and coordination of limited partner communications. Landy also serves as a director of Bausch + Lomb and AmRest Holdings SE. He holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from the New York University Stern School of Business.

John R. Kemp III, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are delighted to have Joe join Kosmos’ Board of Directors. His in-depth executive leadership experience will serve us immeasurably.”

Kosmos also announced that Board member Jeffrey A. Harris has chosen not to stand for re-election so he can pursue other business opportunities. Harris has served as a Kosmos Director since 2005.

Kemp went on to say, “Jeffrey has been an integral member of our Board, and we are grateful for his significant contributions to Kosmos. We wish Jeffrey every success in his future endeavors.”

About Kosmos Energy

Kosmos Energy is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas in Africa and South America. The Company’s asset portfolio includes existing production, major discoveries and exploration prospects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore 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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