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Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.Amount Previously Paid:-Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:Filing Party: Date Filed:ЏIMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS OF PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 17, 20129To the Stockholders of Pioneer Natural Resources Company:The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (the “Company”) will be held at 5205 North O’Connor Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039, Suite 250, on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., Central Time. The Annual Meeting is being held for the following purposes:J1.      To elect four Class III Directors, each for a term of three years.“2.      To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to provide for the annual election of directors.Ь3.      To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan to extend the term, increase the number of issuable shares and reduce the period of time for eligibility.‚4.      To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for 2012.Q5.      To hold an advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation.L6.      To consider a stockholder proposal relating to independent chairman.W7.      To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting.tThe Board of Directors unanimously recommends that stockholders vote FOR Items 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; and AGAINST Item 6.?This Notice also constitutes notice of the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company. The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 22, 2012 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.ёThis Notice is being mailed to stockholders on or about April 5, 2012. Stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person. Directions to attend the Annual Meeting can be found at www.cstproxy.com/pioneer/2012.You may vote your proxy when you view the materials on the internet. You will be asked to follow the prompts to vote your shares.0The Proxy Materials are available for review at:www.cstproxy.com/pioneer/2012<Vote Your Proxy on the Internet   Go to www.cstproxyvote.com;Label Area 4” x 1 1/2”   THIS AREA LEFT BLANK INTENTIONALLYeHave this notice available when you access the above website. Follow the prompts to vote your shares.-COMPANY ID:   PROXY NUMBER:   ACCOUNT NUMBER:!PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY5205 North O’Connor Boulevard Suite 200Irving, Texas 75039ЊIMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY’S ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012ŒThis communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. A complete set of proxy materials, which includes Notice of Meeting, Proxy Statement, Annual Report and Proxy Card, is available to you on the internet.vThe Company’s Proxy Statement, Annual Report and other proxy materials are available at: www.cstproxy.com/pioneer/2012їIf you want to receive a paper or email copy of these documents, you must request one. 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