Hess Corporation Earns Place on 2015 S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has been recognized as a leader among S&P
500 companies for climate change transparency, earning a position on the
2015 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) announced yesterday by
CDP, an international non-profit group seeking to drive sustainable
economies. Hess has been included in the CDLI for seven consecutive
years and is one of only two energy companies to make the 2015 index.

Reported data is independently assessed against CDP’s scoring
methodology and marked out of 100 for the quality of climate
change-related information disclosed to investors and the global
marketplace. Companies graded within the top 10 percent constitute the
CDLI. Hess earned a score of 99. The complete list of companies on this
year’s CDLI can be found at: https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-USA-climate-change-report-2015.pdf.

Every year, on behalf of 822 investors who represent $95 trillion in
assets, thousands of companies submit climate disclosures to CDP. Top
scores indicate a high level of transparency, providing investors with a
level of comfort to assess corporate accountability and preparedness for
changing market demands and emissions regulation.

“We are proud to be included in the CDLI and recognized for our
transparency in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities,”
Alex Sagebien, Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety. “Hess
is committed to being a trusted energy partner that helps meet the
world’s growing energy needs in a safe, environmentally responsible,
socially sensitive and profitable way.”

Related Recognition

Earlier this year, for the sixth consecutive year, Hess was included in
the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, which
highlights public companies for outstanding performance across economic,
environmental and social factors. Hess was also included in the
Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the
eighth consecutive year, ranking as the top energy company for the
second consecutive year, and earned Newsweek’s Green Ranking for the
fifth time.

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged
in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More
information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com.

Contacts

Hess Corporation
Investors:
Jay Wilson,
212-536-8940
or
Media:
Lorrie Hecker,
212-536-8250