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November 8, 2012

Devon Energy makes Top 100 list

OKLAHOMA CITY — Devon Energy announced Thursday it has been named by G.I. Jobs Magazine to the 2013 list of Top 100 Military Friendly Employers.

The list of 100 companies represents the top 2 percent of more than 5,000 eligible companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million.

Criteria included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention efforts and company policies toward National Guard and Reserve service. Devon has hired more than 30 military veterans this year and is ranked 57th on the list.

Devon’s company profile and listing can be found at

“We have a special workplace culture at Devon, and military veterans fit in very well,” said John Richels, president and chief executive officer. “These professionals bring integrity, good character and a strong work ethic, all attributes we seek in hiring the best people. We are very proud of this achievement.”

Devon Energy has been actively working with the Oklahoma National Guard to place military veterans in jobs with Devon. This is Devon’s first time to be placed on the list based on the company’s commitment to recruiting from the military.

The company’s military leave of absence policy and full compensation package of up to one year beginning with their deployment also drew high marks from G.I. Jobs. Deployed Devon employees receive full pay, benefits and accrue paid time off.  Devon also works with military centers on a regular basis coaching military members and veterans on interview techniques and developing a good resume.

The G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Employers list is in its 10th year and serves as the primary benchmark of corporate recruiting programs aimed at veterans. The annual survey conducted by G.I. Jobs magazine is one of the primary tools used to determine the nation’s Military Friendly Employers. Selected companies are those that have made the greatest effort and have had the greatest success in hiring military veterans.

Devon Energy is a leading independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas.

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