Devon Energy Names William F. Whitsitt Senior Vice President, Public Affairs



    OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:   DVN)
announced today that William F. Whitsitt has been appointed to the position of
senior vice president, public affairs. In this newly created executive
position, Mr. Whitsitt will be responsible for the governmental relations,
public relations and communications efforts for the company.
    "We are delighted that Bill Whitsitt has chosen to join Devon and its
executive management team," said president, John Richels. "At no time in our
history has it been more important for Devon to clearly communicate our
messages to the public and to our representatives in government. Bill has
effectively represented Devon and other energy industry clients in Washington
for many years. His combined industry experience and knowledge of the workings
of government uniquely qualify him for this important new senior management
position."
    Mr. Whitsitt has been engaged in his own consulting practice in
Washington, D.C. since 1997, providing public affairs and policy advice, issue
management and public and governmental affairs representation to a broad range
of clients. Prior to forming his consulting business, he was director,
governmental affairs for one of the world's largest law firms.
    Mr. Whitsitt has also held the position of vice president of worldwide
marketing and public affairs for Oryx Energy Company and has served as chief
of staff to a U.S. Senator and as a legislative assistant in the Senate and
House of Representatives. Mr. Whitsitt holds a doctoral degree in Public
Administration from George Washington University.
    Mr. Whitsitt is president of the American Exploration & Production
Council, a trade association representing the largest U.S. independent oil and
gas producers. AXPC is currently undertaking a search for a new president.
    Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy
company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is the
largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P
500 Index. For additional information, visit http://www.devonenergy.com.




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media, Chip Minty, +1-405-228-8647, both of Devon Energy Corporation Web Site:
http://www.devonenergy.com

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