Devon Energy Elects Mary Ricciardello to Board of Directors



    OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 4 /CNW/ -- Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:   DVN)
announced today that Mary Ricciardello has been appointed to its board of
directors. Ms. Ricciardello, 52, had a distinguished career as a financial
executive in the energy industry. Her term as a Devon director will expire in
2008.
    "Mary Ricciardello's financial expertise and energy industry experience
make her a valuable addition to Devon's board," said J. Larry Nichols, Devon's
chairman and chief executive officer. "We are very pleased that she has agreed
to join Devon as a director and as a member of the audit committee."
    "I am very pleased to be joining Devon's board," said Ms. Ricciardello.
"Devon and its management team have an outstanding reputation in the oil and
gas industry, and I am eager to make a contribution to the company's future."
    Ms. Ricciardello enjoyed a 20-year career with Reliant Energy
Incorporated, a leading independent power producer and marketer. She began her
career with Reliant in 1982. She served in various financial management
positions with the company including comptroller, vice president, senior vice
president and chief accounting officer.
    She also serves on the boards of the Galveston/Houston Catholic Endowment
Foundation, US Concrete and Noble Corporation. Ms. Ricciardello is director of
the Houston, Texas, chapter of the National Association of Corporate
Directors.
    Ms. Ricciardello earned a bachelor's degree in business administration
from the University of South Dakota and a master's in business administration
from the University of Houston. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
    Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy
company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is one of the
world's leading independent oil and gas producers and is included in the S&P
500 Index. For additional information, visit http://www.devonenergy.com.




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Media,  Brian Engel, +1-405-228-7750, both of Devon Energy Corporation Web
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