Francis B. Barron joins Cimarex Energy as Senior Vice President - General Counsel

  Francis B. Barron joins Cimarex Energy as Senior Vice President - General
                                   Counsel

PR Newswire

DENVER, July 9, 2013

DENVER, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today
announced that Francis B. Barron has joined the company as Senior Vice
President – General Counsel. "Francis's industry experience and proven
advisory skills dovetail nicely with our team," said Tom Jorden, Chief
Executive Officer. "We are pleased to have Francis join Cimarex Energy."

Mr. Barron comes to Cimarex from Bill Barrett Corporation where he has served
as Executive Vice President—General Counsel since February 2009 and as
Secretary since March 2004. He served as their Senior Vice President—General
Counsel from March 2004 until February 2009 and as Chief Financial Officer
from November 2006 until March 2007. Previously, Mr. Barron was a partner at
the Denver, Colorado office of the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP as well as a
partner at Bearman Talesnick & Clowdus Professional Corporation. Mr. Barron's
practice included corporate, securities and business law for publicly traded
oil and gas companies. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political
Science from the University of Denver and attained his J.D. from the
University of Colorado.

In addition, Cimarex announced the retirement of Thomas A. Richardson, who has
served as Vice President - General Counsel for the company since August 2008.
Mr. Richardson has been associated with Cimarex for over fifteen years as both
a valued employee and as outside counsel while partner at the Denver-based law
firm of Holme Roberts & Owen (now Bryan Cave HRO).

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.

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statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations and beliefs and
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cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the
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anticipated future results will be achieved. Cimarex assumes no obligation and
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SOURCE Cimarex Energy Co.

Website: http://www.cimarex.com
Contact: Karen Acierno, Director - Investor Relations, Cimarex Energy Co.,
303-285-4957, kacierno@cimarex.com, www.cimarex.com