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
"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,
Additional information about the Crosstex companies can be found
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.