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Crosstex Announces Key Officer Appointments as Company Positions for Future Growth

DALLAS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crosstex Energy, L.P. (Nasdaq: XTEX) (the Partnership) has appointed Joe A. Davis as executive vice president and general counsel, and Danny L. Thompson as senior vice president of engineering and operations. As part of Crosstex Energy's executive leadership group, Joe Davis will oversee all of the legal functions for the Partnership and for Crosstex Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: XTXI). Thompson will be in charge of the engineering and operations groups for all of the Partnership's midstream operations.

"Joe and Danny are true leaders who will be great resources to our company," said Barry Davis, president and chief executive officer of Crosstex Energy. "With his extensive experience in the energy industry, Joe is a perfect fit for us. His history with Crosstex goes back to the beginning as he assisted us with the transaction that formed Crosstex in 1996. Since then, he has handled essentially all of our transaction legal work and has been involved in much of our corporate and financing work. Danny has hands-on operational experience both in plants and with pipelines, as well as extensive management experience in rapidly growing companies. He has a thorough understanding of all aspects of our business. Adding these two key people to the great team we already have will enhance our ability to absorb future acquisitions and expansions as we continue our growth momentum."

Joe Davis has represented energy companies for over 20 years. He began his legal career with the Dallas firm of Worsham Forsythe, which merged with the international law firm of Hunton & Williams in 2002. Most recently, he served as a partner in the firm's Energy Practice Group, and served on the firm's Executive Committee. Joe Davis specialized in facility development, sales, acquisitions and financing for the energy industry, representing entrepreneurial start up/development companies, growth companies, large public corporations and large electric and gas utilities. He received his J.D. from Baylor Law School in Waco and his bachelor of science from the University of Texas in Dallas.

Over the last 20 years, Thompson has held various leadership positions within the midstream energy industry. Since March 2005, he has been working with Crosstex as a consultant. Prior to joining Crosstex, Thompson worked for Cantera Natural Gas L.L.C. as vice president, operations and engineering and CMS Field Services as director of engineering and operations. Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, and he is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

About the Crosstex Energy Companies

Crosstex Energy, L.P., a mid-stream natural gas company headquartered in Dallas, operates over 4,500 miles of pipeline, five processing plants and approximately 100 natural gas amine treating plants. Crosstex currently provides services for approximately 1.9 Bcf/day of natural gas.

Crosstex Energy, Inc. owns the general partner, a 51 percent limited partner interest in and the incentive distribution rights of Crosstex Energy, L.P.

Additional information about the Crosstex companies can be found at http://www.crosstexenergy.com .

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 27E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than historical facts included herein, including statements regarding anticipated growth, constitute forward-looking statements. Although the Partnership believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

Contact: Barry E. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer

               William W. Davis, Executive V.P. and Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (214) 953-9500

SOURCE  Crosstex Energy, L.P.
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    /CONTACT:  Barry E. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, or
William W. Davis, Executive V.P. and Chief Financial Officer, both of Crosstex
Energy, L.P., +1-214-953-9500/
    /Web site:  http://www.crosstexenergy.com /
    (XTEX XTXI)

CO:  Crosstex Energy, L.P.; Crosstex Energy, Inc.
ST:  Texas
IN:  OIL
SU:  PER

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