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Craig N. Adams

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Land, Legal and Administration

Mr. Adams joined Matador Resources Company in September 2012 as its Vice President and General Counsel. In July 2013, Mr. Adams was promoted to Executive Vice President— Land and Legal and became Executive Vice President—Land, Legal & Administration in June 2015. He assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer— Land, Legal & Administration in April 2019.

Before joining Matador Resources Company, Mr. Adams was a partner with Baker Botts L.L.P. from March 2001 to September 2012 where he focused his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. He was a partner with Thompson & Knight L.L.P. from January 1999 to February 2001 and an associate from September 1992 to December 1998.

Mr. Adams received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University in 1988 and his law degree in 1992 from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Comment Editor on the Texas Tech Law Review. In 2018, he was named D CEO Magazine’s Outstanding General Counsel—Midsize Legal Department.