Nexen Makes Interest Payment on 7.35% Subordinated Notes

Nexen Inc. announces the regular quarterly interest payment on its 7.35% Subordinated Notes due 2043 of US$0.459375 per note, payable August 1, 2005, to note holders of record on July 15, 2005.

The notes are listed for trading on the TSX: NXY.PR.U and the NYSE: NXYPRB.