Prepared By R.R. Donnelley Financial -- Form 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  08/02/2011
Continental Resources, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  001-32886
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
302 N. Independence
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On August 2, 2011 the Board of Directors ("Board") of Continental Resources, Inc. approved an expansion in the size of the Board from seven to eight members and elected Edward T. Schafer to the Board, as a Class III Director, effective November 2, 2011. Mr. Schafer has also been appointed to the Compensation Committee, effective November 2, 2011. Mr. Schafer will participate in the non-employee director compensation program described under the heading "Non-Employee Director Compensation" in the proxy statement filed for the 2011 annual meeting of shareholders.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Continental Resources, Inc.
Date: August 08, 2011
/s/    John D. Hart

John D. Hart
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer