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Continental Resources Names Brian Engel to Position of Vice President, Public Affairs

ENID, Okla., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) today announced the appointment of Brian Engel to serve as Vice President of Public Affairs for the Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company.

Mr. Engel comes to Continental with over 13 years experience in oil and gas public affairs. Most recently he served for six years as Manager of Public Affairs for Devon Energy Corp. During Mr. Engel's tenure, he helped lead Devon's award-winning community outreach program. Prior to his work with Devon, Mr. Engel served as Director of Public Affairs for Mitchell Energy & Development Corp.

"Continental's growth has been dramatic in the past several years in revenue, profits and oil and natural gas production," said Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As a company that has been public for just one year, we are elevating our public affairs activities to better understand the needs of our numerous stakeholders and to help our stakeholders better understand our company and its plans for the future. With a focus on public relations, government and regulatory affairs, we are pleased that Brian has joined us to lead this important effort."

Mr. Engel serves on the Boards of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and Urban Neighbors of Oklahoma City and is a member of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo (Ohio), cum laude, University Honors Program and also of Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Continental Resources is a crude-oil concentrated, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in 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.

CONTACT: Continental Resources, Inc.
J. Warren Henry 580-548-5127 - Investor Relations;
Brian Engel 580-249-4731 - media
ir@contres.com

SOURCE Continental Resources, Inc.

CONTACT: Investor Relations, J. Warren Henry, 580-548-5127, or
Media, Brian Engel, 580-249-4731,
both of Continental Resources, Inc.,
ir@contres.com

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