Kosmos Energy Appoints Sir Richard B. Dearlove and Lars H. Thunell to Board of Directors

  Kosmos Energy Appoints Sir Richard B. Dearlove and Lars H. Thunell to Board
  of Directors

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DALLAS -- December 07, 2012

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) announced today the appointments of Sir Richard B.
Dearlove, OBE, KCMG, and Lars H. Thunell to its Board of Directors, effective
immediately. The additions increase the total number of directors of the
Company’s Board to eleven.

Sir Richard B. Dearlove is master of Pembroke College at the University of
Cambridge, U.K., a position he has held since retiring as the head of the
British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in 2004. During his 38-year tenure
with MI6, Sir Richard served in multiple international locations, before
returning to the U.K. as director of personnel and administration in 1993. He
also served as director of operations and assistant chief in advance of his
appointment as head of MI6 in 1999. In 1984, Sir Richard was awarded an OBE
(Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), and in 2001 he
was appointed a KCMG (Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George) for his
service. Sir Richard has held several trustee and advisory positions,
including serving as a trustee of Kent School in Connecticut, honorary fellow
of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, member of the international
advisory board of AIG, senior advisor to the Monitor Group, chairman of Ascot
Underwriting, member of the advisory board of IrisGuard, member of the
advisory board of New Venture Partners, chairman of trustees of the Cambridge
Union Society and member of the strategic advisory board of TimeSight Systems.
He received a master of arts degree in history from Queen’s College,

Lars H. Thunell retired in 2012 as executive vice president and CEO of the
International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group,
following a distinguished career of more than 30 years in both the financial
sector and industry. During his career, Thunell has held top leadership
positions with several prominent Swedish financial and international
businesses. Prior to joining the IFC in 2006, he was CEO of SEB, Sweden’s top
corporate bank. He has also served as executive vice president and deputy CEO
of Nordbanken and executive vice president of ABB Ltd. Thunell is a member of
the board of Standard Chartered as well as non-executive vice chairman of
Sithe Global. He received a PhD from the University of Stockholm and was a
research fellow at the Harvard University Center for International Affairs.

John R. Kemp III, chairman of the Board, commented, “The appointments of Sir
Richard Dearlove and Lars Thunell to our Board of Directors reflect the
expanding global reach of Kosmos as an organization, as well as our commitment
to best-in-class governance and business integrity.”

Brian F. Maxted, CEO and director, added, “Both Sir Richard and Lars bring
extensive leadership, sound business acumen, and a wealth of knowledge and
experience to the Kosmos Board. We are delighted and honored to have them join

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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Kosmos Energy
Investor Relations
Brad Whitmarsh, +1-214-445-9772
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