XTO Energy Announces Executive Management Promotions



XTO Energy has promoted Keith A. Hutton, currently Executive Vice President of Operations, to President. Vaughn O. Vennerberg II, presently Executive Vice President of Administration, was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff and Tim L. Petrus, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Acquisitions. All three promotions will be effective May 1, 2005.

"As a leader in the energy complex, XTO Energy continues to deliver top returns and growth. This success is driven by exceptional talent and today, I am proud to recognize this with these executive promotions," stated Bob R. Simpson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The commitment, dedication and achievement of Mr. Hutton, Mr. Vennerberg and Mr. Petrus have earned these well-deserved promotions."

The Company also announced that Mr. Hutton has been appointed to the Board of Directors and will stand for election at the Annual Meeting in May 2005.

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