ConocoPhillips Expands 2018 Share Repurchase Program from $2 Billion to $3 Billion; Increases Previously Announced Repurchase Authorization by $9 Billion to a Total of $15 Billion; Achieves Debt Target of $15 Billion Significantly Ahead of Plan

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced a 50 percent increase in its
planned 2018 share repurchase program, from $2 billion to $3 billion.
The company expects to fully fund this year’s $3 billion program, as
well as its dividend and capital expenditures, with cash from operations.

The 2018 expansion to $3 billion, combined with the $3 billion of shares
repurchased during 2016 and 2017, will fully utilize the board of
directors’ existing share repurchase authorization of $6 billion.

As a result, the ConocoPhillips board has authorized an additional $9
billion for share repurchases, bringing the total program authorization
to $15 billion.

The company initiated its current share repurchase program in late 2016.
Including shares already repurchased under this program, as well as
future repurchases based on the current share price, the $15 billion
authorization represents approximately 20 percent of the total shares
outstanding as of Sept. 30, 2016.

The company also announced that it paid down $2.1 billion of balance
sheet debt during the second quarter, thereby achieving its stated debt
target of $15 billion significantly earlier than the original target
date of year-end 2019.

“We believe the expansion and extension of our repurchase program should
be viewed as a clear signal that we are committed to delivering on our
strategic priorities and that we still see upside potential for our
shares,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer. “We have
now achieved our debt target well ahead of plan, so we intend to use
strong cash flows from the business to increase our return of capital to
shareholders, while maintaining capital discipline.”

Lance continued, “Since late 2016, we have built upon our unique
portfolio advantage and positioned the company for strong performance
through price cycles. We’ve lowered our sustaining price and the cost of
supply of our resource base, deleveraged the balance sheet, focused on
free cash flow generation, and maintained consistency in our approach to
distributions and capital spending. Today’s announcement is another
proof point that we remain committed to delivering per-share production
and cash flow expansion with compelling through-cycle returns to

The board of directors retains discretion for implementing the
repurchase authorization. The level or pace of activity may be affected
by various factors, including future earnings, financial condition,
capital requirements, levels of indebtedness, credit ratings and other
considerations the board of directors deems relevant.

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About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on
production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas,
ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71
billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of March
31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,224 MBOED for the three
months ended March 31, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as
of Dec. 31, 2017. For more information, go to

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gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved,
probable and possible reserves. We use the term “resource” in this news
release that the SEC’s guidelines prohibit us from including in filings
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