Cobalt International Energy, Inc. To Participate In 2012 Capital One Southcoast Energy Conference

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (“Cobalt”) (NYSE: CIE) announced today that James H. Painter, Cobalt’s Executive Vice President, Gulf of Mexico, will present at the 2012 Capital One Southcoast Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

The slide presentation to be used by Mr. Painter is on Cobalt's website at www.cobaltintl.com in the Investors-Presentations and Publications section.

About Cobalt

Cobalt is an independent oil exploration and production company focusing on the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon. Cobalt was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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