Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the "Company" or "Concho") today completed its previously announced acquisition of approximately 40,000 net acres in the core of the Midland Basin from Reliance Energy for approximately $1.625 billion. The acquired assets, which are located in Andrews, Martin and Ector counties in Texas, include production of 10 MBoepd, comprised of 67% crude oil. Concho is currently running one rig on the acquired assets and plans to add a second rig in early 2017. Strong Financial Position The Company recently completed its previously announced redemption of the entire outstanding principal amount of $600 million of its 7.0% Senior Notes due January 2021 (the "Notes"). The redemption price for the Notes was 103.5% of the principal amount outstanding, which included the make-whole premium for the early redemption of the Notes as determined in accordance with the indenture governing the Notes. The Company also paid accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes through September 19, 2016, the redemption date. Concho continues to reinforce its strong financial position. Pro forma for the Notes redemption, closing of the previously announced common stock offering and closing of the Reliance acquisition, the Company had long-term debt of approximately $2.7 billion as of June 30, 2016, representing a $0.9 billion reduction in long-term debt since June 30, 2015. Additionally, the Company's pro forma liquidity totaled approximately $2.5 billion as of June 30, 2016, which reflects its undrawn revolving credit facility with total capacity of $2.5 billion. Concho Resources Inc. Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company's operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.concho.com. Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements The foregoing contains "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. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company's future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words "estimate," "project," "predict," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "potential," "could," "may," "foresee," "plan," "goal" or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management's experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016; risks relating to declines, or the sustained depression of, prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company's capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company's credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company's operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company's oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and qualified personnel required to perform the Company's drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company's commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses, including the Company's acquisition of assets in the Midland Basin; uncertainties about the Company's ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company's ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company's assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.