About CONSOL EnergyCONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal. The company is one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. CONSOL Energy deploys an organic growth strategy focused on rapidly developing its resource base. As of December 31, 2015, CONSOL Energy had 5.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves. The company's premium coals are sold to electricity generators and steel makers, both domestically and internationally. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index. Additional information may be found at www.consolenergy.com.About Noble EnergyNoble Energy (NYSE: NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diversified high-quality portfolio of both U.S. unconventional and global offshore conventional assets spanning three continents. Founded more than 80 years ago, the company is committed to safely and responsibly delivering our purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People's Lives®. For more information, visit www.nobleenergyinc.com. Cautionary Statements This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws. Words such as "anticipates", "believes," "expects", "intends", "will", "should", "may", and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect CONSOL Energy's and Noble Energy's current views about future events. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about CONSOL Energy's and Noble Energy's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, the expected timing of completion of the transaction, and other statements that are not historical facts, including business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in CONSOL Energy's and Noble Energy's most recent annual reports on Form 10-K, respectively, and in other CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Neither CONSOL Energy nor Noble Energy undertakes any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ContactsCONSOL Energy: Investor Relations: Tyler Lewis (724) 485-3157 Media: Brian Aiello (724) 485-3078Noble Energy:Investor Relations: Brad Whitmarsh (281) 943-1670Media: Reba Reid (713) 412-8441