Cenovus reports voting results of election of directors

Calgary, Alberta (April 27, 2016) – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE: CVE) announced that at its annual meeting of shareholders held on April 27, 2016, each of the 11 nominees proposed as Directors and listed in its Management Information Circular dated March 4, 2016 were elected as Directors.

Cenovus welcomes Richard J. Marcogliese and Rhonda I. Zygocki as new members of its Board of Directors. Mr. Marcogliese and Ms. Zygocki have each had long careers with large integrated oil and natural gas companies, giving them strong experience in the areas of resource development and production as well as refining. Mr. Marcogliese has been involved in the U.S. refining industry for more than 40 years, including more than 25 years with Exxon Mobil Corp. He is currently the Principal of iRefine LLC, a privately owned petroleum refining consulting company. He is also Executive Advisor of Pilko & Associates, a private chemical and energy advisory company. Ms. Zygocki spent 34 years with Chevron Corp. in a variety of senior management and executive leadership positions. She most recently served as Executive Vice-President, Policy and Planning at Chevron for four years until her retirement in February 2015. Currently, she is a senior advisor with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a research and policy development organization based in Washington, D.C.

Cenovus would like to extend its sincere thanks and best wishes to Ralph Cunningham who has retired from the Board of Directors after serving as a Director since Cenovus’s inception in 2009.

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