Continental Completes Acquisition, and Sale of Properties in Bakken Field; Shares Slightly Higher

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Continental Resources, Inc. ( CLR ) has completed the acquisition of 119,218 net acres in the Bakken field from Samson Resources Company for $649.3 million in cash, subject to post-close adjustments. The acquisition includes production of approximately 6,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which 82% is crude oil.

In addition, CLR has completed the sale of properties and approximately 1,100 Boepd of production in its Eastern Region for $125 million in cash, subject to post-close adjustments.

Combined, the transactions are expected to reduce 2013 production operating costs per barrel of oil equivalent (Boe), compared with previous guidance, and increase production growth to a range of 35% to 40%. The Bakken transaction increases Continental's leasehold to 1.1 million net acres, further strengthening its position as the No. 1 acreage holder and producer in what the Company believes will prove to be the largest oil field in the nation.

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Referenced Symbols: CLR

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