Kosmos Energy Joins United Nations Global Compact

  Kosmos Energy Joins United Nations Global Compact

Business Wire

DALLAS -- September 10, 2013

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) today announced that it has joined the United
Nations Global Compact and is committed to making the Global Compact and its
principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of the
Company.

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are
committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally
accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and
anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization,
can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways
that benefit economies and societies everywhere. With over 8,000 corporate
participants and other stakeholders from over 135 countries, it is the largest
voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.

Kosmos Energy has joined the UN Global Compact as part of its commitment to
maintaining and improving an open and transparent framework for organizing and
developing corporate responsibility strategies. The Global Compact
incorporates a transparency and accountability mechanism known as the
Communication on Progress (COP). An annual posting of a COP will be an
important demonstration of Kosmos Energy’s commitment to the UN Global Compact
and its principles.

About Kosmos Energy

Kosmos Energy is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production
company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. The
Company’s asset portfolio includes existing production and other major
development projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with
significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco
(including Western Sahara) and Suriname. As an ethical and transparent
company, Kosmos is committed to doing things the right way. The Company’s
Business Principles articulate our commitment to transparency, ethics, human
rights, safety and the environment. Read more about this commitment in the
Kosmos 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report. Kosmos is listed on the New York
Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol KOS. For additional
information, visit www.kosmosenergy.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical
facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or
developments that Kosmos expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in
the future are forward-looking statements.Kosmos’ estimates and
forward-looking statements are mainly based on its current expectations and
estimates of future events and trends, which affect or may affect its
businesses and operations. Although Kosmos believes that these estimates and
forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they are
subject to several risks and uncertainties and are made in light of
information currently available to Kosmos. When used in this press release,
the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “will” or other
similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such
statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties,
many of which are beyond the control of Kosmos, which may cause actual results
to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking
statements. Further information on such assumptions, risks and uncertainties
is available in Kosmos’ Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings.
Kosmos undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or correct these
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after
the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. You are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking
statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:

Kosmos Energy
Investor Relations
Jon Cappon, +1-214-445-9669
jcappon@kosmosenergy.com
or
Media Relations
David Webster, +1-214-263-7301
dwebster@kosmosenergy.com