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EOG Resources CEO Thomas to Retire; Ezra Yacob to Take Helm

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   |    Monday,June 07,2021

EOG Resources Inc. announced that Ezra Y. Yacob will become EOG's CEO and join the Board of Directors, succeeding William "Bill" Thomas, who is set to retire after 42 years with the company.

Additionally, Lloyd W. "Billy" Helms, Jr., EOG's Chief Operating Officer, will be appointed to the additional role of President.

Upon retirement, Thomas will assume the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board as part of the succession plan.

Both promotions will be effective October 1, 2021.

About Yacob

Most recently President, Ezra Yacob has 21 years of industry experience and 16 years of service with EOG. Prior to joining the headquarters executive management team as Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production, he was Vice President and General Manager of EOG's Midland office and managed the company's Permian Basin exploration and development activities from 2014 to 2017. Yacob has held various geoscience and leadership positions in EOG's Fort Worth and Midland offices since joining EOG in 2005. Prior to EOG, he worked at the United States Geological Survey for five years. Yacob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Puget Sound, a Master of Science degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler.

About Helms

Billy Helms has over 40 years of service with EOG and has served as Chief Operating Officer for the company since 2017. Prior to that, he was responsible for EOG's operations across multiple offices along with the company's Engineering and Acquisitions and Business Development functions as Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production. Before joining the headquarters executive management team in 2012, he managed EOG's exploration and development activities in Canada and held positions of increasing responsibility in both the Midland and Houston offices. Helms joined an EOG predecessor company in 1981 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.


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