Construction continues on phase E, the next expansion at Christina Lake, and is currently ahead of schedule. The phase is about 55% complete, with initial production anticipated for the fourth quarter of 2013. Site preparation, engineering and major equipment fabrication is underway for Christina Lake phase F with first production expected in 2016.

The company plans to provide an update to full-year production forecasts with its third quarter results in October.

NOTE: All volumes are reported on a gross basis.

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Developing forward-looking information involves reliance on a number of assumptions and consideration of certain risks and uncertainties, some of which are specific to Cenovus and others that apply to the industry generally.

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