Cimarex Energy Announces New Director

                    Cimarex Energy Announces New Director

PR Newswire

DENVER, Dec. 14, 2012

DENVER, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) announced
that Floyd R. Price joined its Board of Directors. Mr.Price will stand for
election by stockholders at Cimarex's annual meeting held in 2014.

Mr. Price retired from Apache Corporation in October 2009 after 18 years of
service, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and
Exploration Officer. Other positions he held at Apache include President of
Apache Canada, Ltd. and President of Apache's international exploration and
production subsidiaries. 

Mr. Price is currently Chairman of Gastar Exploration, Ltd. and Tamarack
Valley Energy. Mr. Price also serves on the boards of Source Energy and Nemaha
Oil and Gas Company, both private oil and gas companies.

Mr. Price holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Geology from Rutgers College and
a Masters of Science degree in Geology from the University of Michigan. Mr.
Price is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. 

About Cimarex Energy

Denver-based Cimarex Energy Co. is an independent oil and gas exploration and
production company with principal operations in the Mid-Continent, Permian
Basin and Gulf Coast areas of the U.S.

SOURCE Cimarex Energy Co.

Contact: CONTACT : Cimarex Energy Co., Mark Burford, Director of Capital
Markets, 303-295-3995,
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