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Newfield Announces Promotion

HOUSTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) has announced that David A. Trice was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Newfield Exploration Company at a meeting of the Company's Board of Directors.

Trice, 51, had been serving as Vice President - Finance and International for Newfield since May 1997. He is one of the 23 founders of Newfield and served as its initial Chief Financial Officer from early 1989 through 1991.

Prior to rejoining the Company, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Huffco Group Inc. since late 1991. Mr. Trice was responsible for directing Huffco's worldwide exploration operations. From 1980 to 1989, he had served as an officer of several different companies owned by Roy M. Huffington, Inc. and from 1973 to 1980 was an attorney with an Atlanta law firm.

Mr. Trice received a J.D. degree from Columbia University's School of Law (1973) and a B.A. in Managerial Science from Duke University (1970).

Newfield explores, develops and acquires oil and gas properties principally in the Gulf of Mexico. For more information contact: James P. Ulm, II of Newfield Exploration Company, 281-847-6000.
SOURCE Newfield Exploration Company
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CONTACT: James P. Ulm, II of Newfield Exploration Company, 281-847-6000

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