May 26, 2011                                                                        NEWS RELEASE


Springfield, Mo


ConocoPhillips Contributes to Red Cross for Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts



          The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) will contribute $500,000 to the Chapter to assist in disaster relief efforts arising from the recent tornado in Joplin.


            The company has also offered to match donations made by its U.S. employees.


            “Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have lost friends and loved ones in Joplin,” said Jim Mulva, chairman and chief executive officer.  “We hope this contribution will help fill some of the needs of those most affected so they can start to rebuild their lives and return their communities to the vitality they once had.”


            “We are incredibly grateful for ConocoPhillips generous donation and concern for the recovery of those affected by this series of devastating weather,” said Debi Meeds, Regional CEO for the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross.  “We rely on the generosity of the public and corporate partners such as ConocoPhillips to fund our mission of providing disaster relief.”  


            ConocoPhillips is an integrated energy company with interests around the world.  For more information, go to


You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri tornadoes, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting






Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649




Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

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