CNOOC Limited Appointes Yang Hua as Chairman

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 5/19/2015, Location: Asia

The Board of Directors ("the Board") of CNOOC Limited announced that Mr. Wang Yilin has resigned from his positions as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Yang Hua, an existing Non-executive Director of the Company, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. In addition, Mr. Yang has no longer served as Vice-chairman of the Board. The aforementioned changes become effective from today.

Yang Hua
Born in 1961, Mr. Yang is a professor-level senior engineer and graduated from China University of Petroleum with a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering. He also received an MBA degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT as a Sloan Fellow. Mr. Yang joined CNOOC in 1982 and has over 30 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production. From 1982 to 1992, Mr. Yang served in a number of positions in CNOOC Research Center including the Director of Field Development Department, the Manager of Reservoir Engineering Department and the Project Manager. Thereafter, Mr. Yang was mainly involved in international business, M&A, corporate finance and capital market operations in the Company and its subsidiaries.

From 1993 to 1999, he served as the Deputy Chief Geologist, the Deputy Director and the Acting Director for Overseas Development Department of the Company and the Vice President of CNOOC International Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Yang served in a number of positions in the Company including Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Yang also served as an Assistant President of CNOOC from November 2006 to April 2010 and as Vice President of CNOOC from April 2010 to August 2011.

Mr. Yang served as Director and President of CNOOC from August 2011 to April 2015. He was appointed as Chairman of CNOOC in April 2015. In addition, he serves as Chairman and Director of CNOOC China Limited and CNOOC International Limited, both being subsidiaries of the Company. He also served as Director and President of CNOOC Southeast Asia Limited, General Manager of CNOOC China Limited, Chairman and Director of CNOOC Southeast Asia Limited and Chairman and Director of CNOOC Deepwater Development Limited, all being subsidiaries of the Company. He also served as Director of CNOOC Finance Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of CNOOC.

Mr. Yang was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 31 August 2005 and was the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company from 16 September 2010 to 19 May 2015, and was re-designated from an Executive Director to a Non- Executive Director of the Company with effect from 23 November 2011. Mr. Yang has been appointed as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company with effect from 19 May 2015.


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