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Crosstex Energy Appoints A. Chris Aulds as Executive Vice President, Public and Industry Affairs

DALLAS, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crosstex Energy (Nasdaq: XTEX) announced that A. Chris Aulds has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Public and Industry Affairs. In this role, Aulds will be responsible for all of Crosstex's internal and external communications while strategically focusing in the areas of community, industry and governmental relations, as well as corporate branding.

Aulds was part of the management buyout of Comstock Natural Gas in 1996 that formed Crosstex Energy Services. Since that time Aulds has played a key role in the company's growth. Most recently, he was responsible for the integration of the El Paso South Louisiana Processing assets and employees that were acquired on November 1, 2005. During his tenure with the company he has also led the Producer Services Group, Treating Division, as well as Crosstex's Eastern Division.

"In the competitive energy environment, it is crucial to maintain positive and open communication with the public, our industry, as well as local, state and federal government sectors," said Barry Davis, president and chief executive officer of Crosstex Energy. "Chris has played a key role in the company's growth. With his professional experience; keen knowledge of the industry; and his ability to effectively communicate to both the public and government sectors, Chris is the ideal candidate to lead Crosstex's public and industry affairs initiatives."

A 20-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Aulds has held several critical roles in his professional career including vice president of gas supply, marketing, new business development, and risk management services at both Victoria Gas and later at Comstock Natural Gas. Aulds started his career with Mobil Oil Corporation after earning his bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University.

About the Crosstex Energy Companies

Crosstex Energy, L.P., a mid-stream natural gas company headquartered in Dallas, operates over 4,500 miles of pipeline, five processing plants and approximately 100 natural gas amine treating plants. Crosstex currently provides services for approximately 1.9Bcf/day of natural gas. Crosstex Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: XTXI) owns the general partner, a 51 percent limited partner interest in and the incentive distribution rights of Crosstex Energy, L.P. Additional information about the Crosstex companies can be found at .

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 27E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than historical facts included herein, including statements regarding anticipated growth, constitute forward-looking statements. Although the Partnership believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

SOURCE  Crosstex Energy, L.P.
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CO:  Crosstex Energy, L.P.; Crosstex Energy, Inc.
ST:  Texas

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