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Crosstex Rewards Employees for Donating Supplies to Captain Hope's Kids with a Pie in the Face

Crosstex Employees Ended Donation Drive Benefiting Homeless

             Children with Pie Throwing at Top Management

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007--Employees of Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) in Dallas, Texas recently donated more than 3,000 basic need items for homeless children through Captain Hope's Kids, and the management team honored their charitable giving with a personal sacrifice of their own.

In order to encourage over 250 employees of Crosstex to participate in the donation drive, CEO Barry E. Davis and the senior management team offered themselves up as targets for the "Cream the Senior Management Team" event. Departments with 100 percent participation in the drive could elect an employee to throw a pie in the face of the CEO or another senior management team member of choice. At the end of the donation drive, Davis and the entire Crosstex management team willingly took a pie in the face for a good cause.

"At Crosstex, our corporate culture is one that supports and encourages our employees and their activities that benefit our community," said Davis. "I'm thankful to the employees for stepping up to the plate and donating supplies to Captain Hope's Kids to help homeless children. I'm also grateful that our management team joined in to provide everyone an opportunity to celebrate and laugh."

Captain Hope's Kids, which provides critically needed supplies to homeless children, will distribute all items donated by Crosstex employees to its network of homeless service providers in Dallas, Tarrant and Collin counties. Donations included diapers, underwear, socks and hygiene items for homeless children from birth to age 17.

"Crosstex Energy held a hugely successful corporate donation drive, and the homeless children served by Captain Hope's Kids will greatly benefit from the life's necessities they collected," says Jada Simpson, program director for Captain Hope's Kids. "The culmination of the donation drive was one of the messiest and most celebratory I've ever attended, and I was blown away by the generosity and spirit of the Crosstex employees."

According to a count by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, women and children rose to more than half the total homeless population in Dallas County at 53 percent, compared to 48 percent in 2005. On any given night in North Texas, more than 1,200 children will sleep in homeless and domestic violence shelters. In the Dallas area, 2/3 of homeless children are younger than 10.

About the Crosstex Energy Companies

Crosstex Energy, L.P. (the Partnership), a midstream natural gas company headquartered in Dallas, operates over 5,000 miles of pipeline, 12 processing plants, four fractionators, and approximately 200 natural gas amine-treating plants and dew point control plants. Crosstex currently provides services for over 3.0 Bcf/day of natural gas, or approximately 6.0 percent of marketed U.S. daily production based on August 2006 Department of Energy data.

Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XTXI) (the Corporation) owns the two percent general partner interest, a 38 percent limited partner interest, and the incentive distribution rights of Crosstex Energy, L.P.

Additional information about the Crosstex companies can be found at

About Captain Hope's Kids

Captain Hope's Kids is committed to meeting the critical needs of homeless children. Through its partnership with approximately 40 homeless service providers in North Texas, Captain Hope's Kids helped agencies provide $466,500 in supplies for more than 15,000 homeless children last year, a 41% increase over 2005. The organization collects and distributes necessities like diapers, underwear, socks, strollers, school uniforms and hygiene items. For additional information about Captain Hope's Kids, please visit


    CONTACT: Crosstex Energy, L.P.
             Crystal C. Bell, 214-721-9407
             Investor Relations Specialist
             Jill McMillan, 214-721-9271
             Public Relations Specialist

    SOURCE: Crosstex Energy, L.P.