YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT - NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWN - MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD PLEASE VOTE THE WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY

We are seeking your vote FOR the five highly qualified and experienced Hess director nominees: John Krenicki Jr., Dr. Kevin Meyers, Fredric Reynolds, William Schrader, Dr. Mark Williams. These nominees are committed to acting in your best interest and have the right mix of corporate leadership, operational and financial expertise, and top level E&P experience for the Hess we are becoming. Your vote is critical to ensure Hess can continue on its strategic transformation into a pure play E&P company to create near term value and drive returns over the long term for all shareholders.

Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, you have the opportunity to protect your investment by promptly voting the WHITE PROXY CARD . We urge you to vote today by telephone, by Internet, or by signing, dating and returning the enclosed WHITE PROXY CARD in the postage-paid envelope provided.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding value to you in the future.

Sincerely,

John HessChairman and CEO

Cautionary Statements

This document contains projections and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These projections and statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. No assurances can be given, however, that these events will occur or that these projections will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risk factors. A discussion of these risk factors is included in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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