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Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces Acquisition of Storm Resources Ltd.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) ("Canadian Natural" or the "Company") announces it has entered into a definitive agreement with Storm Resources Ltd. ("Storm") relating to the acquisition under a plan of arrangement of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Storm, for a cash consideration of $6.28 per share. The Company will also assume Storm's total debt, working capital deficit and other monetary obligations of approximately $186 million. The transaction value represents approximately 1% of Canadian Natural's enterprise value and does not materially impact the Company's balance sheet strength or liquidity position. Storm's land and production are located within Canadian Natural's core area providing opportunity to leverage synergies.

Current production, before royalties, to be acquired by Canadian Natural, is approximately 136 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 5,600 barrels per day of NGLs. The assets include properties in the high quality, liquids rich Montney area of Northeast British Columbia.

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces 2021 Third Quarter Results

Commenting on the Company's third quarter 2021 results, Tim McKay, President of Canadian Natural (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) stated "Our diverse product mix is a competitive advantage, as we can allocate capital to the highest return projects, without being reliant on any one commodity. Our effective and efficient operations combined with disciplined capital allocation generates significant free cash flow, which delivers substantial shareholder returns through our sustainable dividend and ongoing share repurchases. Our world class long life low decline assets, which have low maintenance capital requirements relative to the size and quality of the assets, delivered top tier Q321 operational and financial results with average production volumes of approximately 1,238 MBOEd achieved in the quarter, representing increases of 11% and 8% over Q320 and Q221 levels respectively. Our strong operational results during Q321 delivered robust quarterly adjusted funds flow of approximately $3.6 billion. After our disciplined capital program and dividend, the Company generated quarterly free cash flow of approximately $2.2 billion.

Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") performance remains a priority. We continue to invest in technologies and innovations designed to improve our environmental performance and reduce our environmental footprint. As previously announced, the Oil Sands Pathways initiative to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is an unprecedented initiative by the Canadian energy industry. Canadian Natural and Pathways alliance members are developing several technology pathways that when implemented will strengthen our leading ESG performance through meaningful emissions reductions while maintaining jobs in the oil sands sector and creating thousands of new construction and permanent jobs in the energy and cleantech industries. Collaboration with the federal and Alberta governments on this initiative will be critical for Canada to achieve its climate goals."

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces 2021 Second Quarter Results

Commenting on the Company's second quarter 2021 results, Tim McKay, President of Canadian Natural (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) stated, "Canadian Natural is in a strong position as our vast and diverse asset base delivered strong operational and financial results in Q221, as we achieved production volumes of approximately 1,142 MBOEd in the quarter, notwithstanding the planned turnaround at our Oil Sands Mining and Upgrading operations.

Canadian Natural's long life low decline asset base generated significant free cash flow in the quarter maximizing value for our shareholders, as we balanced free cash flow to our four pillars of capital allocation; balance sheet strength, returns to shareholders, economic resource development and opportunistic acquisitions. In the first two quarters of 2021 we have reduced net debt by approximately $3.1 billion, returned approximately $1.3 billion to our shareholders through dividends and share repurchases, maintained capital discipline and executed on various opportunistic and strategic transactions which add long term value.

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