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CVR Energy Responds to Short Form Merger Inquiry

SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Energy, Inc. ("CVR") (NYSE: CVI), a refiner and marketer of petroleum fuels and a majority owner of CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), a nitrogen fertilizer producer, today announced that it has received an inquiry regarding a short form merger of CVR with an affiliate of Icahn Enterprises LP under the April 18, 2012, agreement between CVR and Icahn. CVR stated in that Icahn Enterprises did not receive 90 percent of CVR common stock relating to the subsequent offering period of the Icahn tender offer, there will not be a short form merger between CVR and Icahn Enterprises as a result of the April 18 agreement. No short form merger is contemplated at this time.

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About CVR Energy, Inc.

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Energy, Inc.'s subsidiary and affiliated businesses operate independent refining assets in Coffeyville, Kan. and Wynnewood, Okla. with more than

185,000 barrels per day of processing capacity, a marketing network for supplying high value transportation fuels to customers through tanker trucks and pipeline terminals, and a crude oil gathering system serving Kansas, Oklahoma, western Missouri, southwestern Nebraska and Texas.  In addition, CVR Energy subsidiaries own a majority interest in and serve as the general partner of CVR Partners, LP, a producer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate, or UAN, fertilizers.

Forward Looking Statements

This new release may contain forward-looking statements. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "explore," "evaluate," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," or "will," or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, the risk factors and other disclosures included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011, and any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These risks may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made only as of the date hereof.

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Investor Relations:

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Ed Morgan

Angie Dasbach

CVR Energy, Inc.

CVR Energy, Inc.

281-207-3388

913-982-0482


MediaRelations@CVREnergy.com

Jay Finks                                                                    


CVR Energy, Inc.


281-207-3588


InvestorRelations@CVREnergy.com 


SOURCE CVR Energy, Inc.


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