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Cabot Oil & Gas director Robert S. Boswell awarded shares 16 October 2017

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Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) director Robert S. Boswell, was awarded 361 shares worth $US9,386 on October 13.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY ROBERT S. BOSWELL, DIRECTOR

Age: 67

Director Since: 2015

Committee Memberships: Audit, Safety and Environmental Affairs

Business Experience:

* Laramie Energy LLC

- Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer - 2007 to present

* Laramie Energy I, LLC

- Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer - 2004 to 2007

* Forest Oil Corporation

- Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer - 1989 to 2003

Other Directorships:

* Enerflex Ltd.

- June 2011 to present

Key Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

Mr. Boswell has management and operating experience as an executive in the upstream industry, and brings an extensive technical understanding of the development of oil and gas reserves, as well as financial expertise to our Board. Mr. Boswell's distinguished career includes serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of exploration and production companies for over 27 years, including overseeing the turnaround of Forest Oil Corporation, a mid-sized public exploration and production company, and the sale of Laramie Energy I, a private company which he founded, for over $1 billion. Throughout his career, Mr. Boswell has successfully led a number of upstream companies through the life cycle of capital-raising: growing reserves, production and profitability through both acquisitions and development of existing properties, and sale or merger and acquisition transactions. His most recent success with private companies Laramie Energy I and his current venture, Laramie Energy LLC, operating in the Piceance Basin, has provided him with tremendous experience in unconventional resource plays, which is relevant to the Company's operations in both the Marcellus Shale and the Eagle Ford Shale. He also brings extensive financial expertise gained through both acting as Chief Financial Officer of public and private companies and supervising them as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Boswell is currently serving as a director of Enerflex Ltd., a Canadian public company that manufactures and sells natural gas transmission and process equipment worldwide. Mr. Boswell's management, technical and financial expertise makes him an invaluable addition to our Board, as well as to the Audit and Safety and Environmental Affairs Committees of the Board.

SECTION 2 CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:COG):

+ Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is placed 1,310/2,553 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NYSE stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 48.

2.1 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 2 of the last 5 years. An investment in COG a year ago would have produced a return of 18.0%

COGCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Oct 16$US25.6914.0c14.20.618
1 Year ago$US21.898.0c(5.5)0.3-5.2
2 Years ago$US23.168.0c(25.6)0.3-25.3
3 Years ago$US31.128.0c(16.7)0.2-16.5
4 Years ago$US37.345.0c64.70.264.9

Close 5 years ago $US22.68.

2.2 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,148

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
COG.NYSE1,0109611,148
S&P 500 Index1,0051,0241,199

2.3 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change for Cabot Oil & Gas was 14.2%. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 19.9% in the year, the relative price change was -5.8%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
COG-3.91.514.2
Exploration & production sector4.46.3-4.3
S&P 500 Index2.34.019.9

SECTION 3 CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:COG):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Return on Equity deteriorated from 12.7% in 2013 to -16.2% in 2016, Revenue Growth deteriorated from 40.8% in 2013 to -15.8% in 2016 and Operating Margin deteriorated from 31.6% in 2013 to -49.4% in 2016.

COGRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016-15.8--49.4-16.2
2015-37.7--6.7-5.7
201424.1-62.14.94.9
201340.8112.931.612.7

3.2 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged -12.9% for Total Revenue and -75.0% for EBITDA.

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)3-year Avg ($US M)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue1,151.31,570.7-12.9
EBITDA18.9431.5-75.0

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 3-year average is -13.2% and Return on Equity 3-year average is -5.7%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
EBITDA Margin1.625.0
Operating Profit Margin-49.4-17.1
Net Profit Margin-36.1-13.2
Return on Equity-16.2-5.7
Return on Assets-8.1-2.8
Return on Capital Employed-11.7-3.8

3.4 High Performance Indicator:

DescriptionValueRank In NYSE Market
Turnover in Quarter$US8.3 billionIn Top 10%

SECTION 4 CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NYSE:COG):

4.1 Market Position

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG), NYSE's 13th largest Exploration & Production company by market cap, climbed $US3.19 (or 14.2%) in the trailing 12 months to October 16, 2017 to close at $US25.69. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 19.9% over the same period, this is a relative price change of -5.8%. Average daily volume of 6.1 million shares in the trailing year was 0.9 times average daily volume in the previous year. In the trailing 12 months the market cap has jumped $US1.4 billion.

4.2 Global Rank

Rank in the S&P 500 Index [out of 500 stocks]

DescriptionValueRank
MCap (US$)11.9B370
Total Assets (US$)5.1B433
Revenue (US$)1.6B468
Net Profit (US$)(175.8M)451
Return on Equity %(16.2)447
Net Profit Margin %(36.1)472
Price to Book4.6160
Yield %0.5323
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,148300
% Change YTD10.2266

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION

Dan O. Dinges, Chief Executive Officer & President & Chairman & Director

Scott C. Schroeder, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Amanda M. Brock, Director

Matt Ralls, Director

Robert S. Boswell, Director

Robert Kelley, Director

Rhys J. Best, Director

Dorothy M. Ables, Director

G. Kevin Cunningham, Vice President

Todd M. Roemer, Vice President

Deidre L. Shearer, Corporate Secretary

SECTION 6 CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION ACTIVITIES

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties located in North America. The four principal areas of operation of the Company are the Appalachian Basin, onshore Gulf Coast, including south and east Texas and north Louisiana, the Rocky Mountains and the Anadarko Basin. The Company also operates in the deep gas basin of Western Canada.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 CHANGES IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

16 August 2017

Cabot Oil & Gas appoints Amanda M. Brock as director

Cabot Oil & Gas has appointed Amanda M. Brock as Director. The appointment takes effect from Aug 15, 2017.

7.2 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

16 October 2017

Cabot Oil & Gas director Matt Ralls awarded shares

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) director Matt Ralls, was awarded 914 shares worth $US23,764 on October 13.

16 October 2017

Cabot Oil & Gas director Dorothy M. Ables awarded shares

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) director Dorothy M. Ables, was awarded 722 shares worth $US18,772 on October 13.

18 July 2017

Cabot Oil & Gas director Matt Ralls awarded shares

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) director Matt Ralls, was awarded 937 shares worth $US23,753 on July 14.

18 July 2017

Cabot Oil & Gas director Robert S. Boswell awarded shares

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) director Robert S. Boswell, was awarded 370 shares worth $US9,380 on July 14.

18 July 2017

Cabot Oil & Gas director Dorothy M. Ables awarded shares

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) director Dorothy M. Ables, was awarded 740 shares worth $US18,759 on July 14.

7.3 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

01 June 2017

Matt Ralls starts seventh year as Cabot Oil & Gas Director

Matt Ralls was appointed Director of Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) six years ago on June 01, 2011. In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 6.6%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now $US1,377, a gain of $US357 and dividend reinvested of $US20.

02 May 2017

Dan O. Dinges starts sixteenth year as Cabot Oil & Gas CEO

Dan O. Dinges was appointed CEO of Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) fifteen years ago on May 02, 2002. In the last 10 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 2.9%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 10 years ago is now $US1,325, a gain of $US308 and dividend reinvested of $US17.

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