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|Continental Resources Names Warren Henry to Position of Vice President, Investor Relations|
ENID, Okla., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) today announced the appointment of Warren Henry to serve as Vice President of Investor Relations for the Oklahoma-based oil and gas exploration and production company. Continental completed its initial public offering of shares on May 14, 2007, and now trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLR."
Previous to joining Continental, Mr. Henry served for almost eight years as Vice President of Investor Relations for Dobson Communications Incorporated, which was purchased by AT&T in November 2007. At the time of its acquisition, Dobson was the largest rural wireless services provider in the United States, with networks in 17 states. During his tenure with Dobson, Mr. Henry managed communications with institutional and individual investors through numerous acquisitions, and periods of industry consolidation and technology change in the U.S. wireless industry.
"Continental has grown dramatically in the past several years in revenue, profits and oil and gas production," said Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As a newly public company, we must focus on consistently communicating our growth strategy and results to the investing public, and we're glad to have Warren on board to help lead that effort."
Prior to his service with Dobson, Mr. Henry managed investor relations for public companies in a variety of industries, including wireless telecommunications, technology manufacturing, medical technology, and the oil and gas industry. Previous to these roles, he served as business editor for two newspapers in North Texas.
Mr. Henry is a past president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute, the primary trade organization for the investor relations industry. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and an M.B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Dallas.
Continental Resources is a crude-oil concentrated, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Company focuses its operations in large new and developing plays where horizontal drilling, advanced fracture stimulation and enhanced recovery technologies provide the means to economically develop and produce oil and natural gas reserves from unconventional formations. Continental reported total revenue of $582.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2007 and year- end total reserves of 134.6 million barrels of crude oil equivalent, which consisted of 77 percent oil and 23 percent natural gas.
CONTACT: Continental Resources, Inc.