Kosmos energy appoints new CEO

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DALLAS -- Kosmos Energy has announced that chief exploration officer and founding partner Brian F. Maxted has decided to retire from the company effective Feb. 15, 2019. Mr. Maxted will remain on the board of directors and continue to serve as a special adviser on matters related to exploration.

Ms. Tracey Henderson will assume the role of chief exploration officer upon Mr. Maxted's retirement. Ms. Henderson joined Kosmos Energy in 2004, serving as a key member of the technical team responsible for the discovery of the Jubilee field in Ghana, the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field in Mauritania and Senegal, and the Yakaar field in Senegal.

Commenting on Mr. Maxted's contributions to the company, Kosmos' Chairman and CEO Andrew G. Inglis said, "On behalf of the entire board of directors and all Kosmos employees worldwide, I would like to thank Brian for his dedication to Kosmos since its founding and the excellent record of exploration success he has delivered. His vision, thoughtful leadership, and passion for both the art and science of exploration have built a strong capability in the company that will serve Kosmos well in the future. We are grateful for his continued presence on the board and as an adviser to the company." Mr. Inglis added: "I am pleased that Tracey is taking over as chief exploration officer. She embodies all of the exploration leadership attributes that have made Kosmos successful."

Reflecting on his time with the company, Mr. Maxted said, "I am very proud of what Kosmos has achieved since it was founded in 2003. With a strong leadership team in place, world-class portfolio of assets, and differentiated strategy, I am confident the company will thrive in the years to come and look forward in my non-executive capacity to being a part of its successful future."

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