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Devon Energy adds two to board of directors

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Oklahoma City, Ok., USA - January 28, 2014, Oklahoma City, Ok., USA - Devon Energy Corporation, a natural gas and oil producer, announced that it has appointed Barbara M. Baumann and John E. Bethancourt to the board.

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Ms. Baumann is a former BP Amoco executive who currently serves as president and owner of Cross Creek Energy Corporation, an energy advisory firm. Prior to founding her own firm in 2003, Ms. Baumann was executive vice president of Associated Energy Managers, a private equity firm investing in small energy companies.

Ms. Baumann began her 18-year career with Amoco (later BP Amoco) in 1981. She served in various areas of finance and operations, including chief financial officer of Ecova Corporation, Amoco’s wholly-owned environmental remediation business, and vice president of Amoco’s San Juan Basin business unit. She also serves on the boards of SM Energy Company and UNS Energy Corporation, as well as the board of trustees for Putnam Investments, Inc.

Ms. Baumann earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bethancourt is a retired Chevron executive. Mr. Bethancourt most recently served as executive vice president for technology and services where he was responsible for overseeing Chevron’s environmental, health and safety efforts, major project management, procurement, and mining operations. Mr. Bethancourt began his career in 1974 with Getty Oil Company and joined Texaco Inc. in 1984 when the two companies merged.

During his career with Texaco and later Chevron, Mr. Bethancourt served in various executive leadership roles overseeing business development, worldwide production operations and human resources. He serves on the board of trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation and is a past director of both the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

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