Continental Resources Announces Addition of Longtime Energy Industry Leader to Executive Team

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy industry leader Mike Cantrell has joined Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) as Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs.

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In his new role, Mr. Cantrell will provide leadership and strategic input in working with other energy collaborations to affect public policy conducive to the growth of America's oil and natural gas industry and to the creation of a regulatory environment that leads to the nation's energy independence.

Mr. Cantrell has worked with Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources, in various capacities for more than 25 years.

"Harold Hamm is a change agent—never satisfied with the status quo," Mr. Cantrell said. "He and his extraordinary team have built a world-class oil company in Continental Resources. He has always put the interest of his industry and the states in which he works first. His culture of collaboration is unique in my experience. I am excited to join the team as Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs and look forward to playing a role in the rapid growth of one of the world's premier oil companies."

Prior to joining Continental Resources, Mr. Cantrell owned and operated several oil and gas exploration and production companies.

"Mike Cantrell is a true visionary in America's energy industry," Mr. Hamm said. "Through his leadership of numerous industry groups, Mike has played a key role in promoting America's oil and natural gas resources and, in effect, he has helped create thousands of jobs and significantly increase America's energy independence."

Mr. Cantrell's leadership in the energy industry includes currently serving as President of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, a collaboration of 10 petroleum associations across America. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Stripper Well Association. He also co-founded the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, the nation's first oil check-off program.

About Continental Resources
Continental Resources is at the forefront of the exploration and production of oil and natural gas resources in the United States and is the largest producer of oil in the Williston Basin. Using the latest technology in horizontal drilling, Continental is leading the development of key oil and natural gas resources in the continental U.S., including the Woodford resource play in Oklahoma and the nation's premier oil play, the Bakken resource play in North Dakota and Montana. For more information, visit www.CLR.com.

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