RSP Permian, Inc. CEO Steve Gray Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources Category



DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — RSP Permian, Inc. (RSP or the Company) (NYSE: RSPP) today announced that Steve Gray, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RSP, has received the EY (Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 National Award in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category.

Mr. Gray commented, “I am truly humbled to receive this award, and do so on behalf of my fellow founding partners and the entire RSP team. This achievement reflects our collective vision and hard work. Together we’ve grown a $180 million initial investment from Natural Gas Partners to a NYSE-listed, $5+ billion market cap company. We’ve developed a culture that values innovation and continual improvement, and we’ll continue to work to deliver value to our shareholders and community as we develop our world-class assets in the Permian Basin.”

Mr. Gray was selected as one of eleven category winners by a panel of independent judges from more than 1,700 applicants nationwide, and the award was presented at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California on November 19th.

Now in its 30th year, the award honors entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries and benefited their communities. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods and Mindy Grossman of HSN.

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About RSP Permian, Inc.

RSP is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, exploration, development and production of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin of West Texas. The vast majority of RSP’s acreage is located on large, contiguous acreage blocks in the core of the Midland and Delaware Basins, sub-basins of the Permian Basin. The Company’s common stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “RSPP.” For more information, visit

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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