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Murphy Oil Announces Management Changes


EL DORADO, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2009-- Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today the following management changes, effective immediately.

Roger W. Jenkins, currently President of the Company’s exploration and production subsidiary, has been elected to the additional position of Executive Vice President of the Company.

Jenkins joined Murphy in 2001 and has held several positions in Malaysia where he oversaw the development of the Kikeh Field. In September 2007, he was named Senior Vice President, North America, with responsibility for all North American exploration and production operations. Jenkins holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in Finance from Tulane University. Prior to joining Murphy, Jenkins spent 17 years with a major oil company.

Mr. Jenkins will continue to report to Murphy President and CEO David Wood.

Harvey Doerr, currently Executive Vice President – Downstream, has decided to leave the Company and return to Canada, where he will work as a consultant for a subsidiary of the Company for the next year. Mr. Wood stated, “In his many leadership roles over the past twenty years, Harvey Doerr has contributed greatly to the growth and success of Murphy. We thank him for all his hard work and wish him well for the future.”

Tom McKinlay, currently in charge of supply and transportation for the Company’s U.S. downstream subsidiary, has been elected Vice President of the Company with responsibility for all domestic manufacturing operations.

McKinlay joined Murphy in 1991, holding several positions in the United Kingdom until taking a hiatus from the Company in 2001. In 2005, McKinlay rejoined Murphy in the United Kingdom and was named General Manager, Supply & Transportation and transferred to Murphy Oil USA, Inc. in August 2008.

McKinlay holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.

Henry J. “Hank” Heithaus, currently head of the retail marketing division, has been elected Vice President of the Company with responsibility for all domestic marketing, supply and transportation operations.

Heithaus holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA degree from Xavier University. He joined Murphy in 1996, holding several positions in Retail Marketing before being named Sr. Vice President of Murphy USA Marketing Company in 2003.

Charles Ganus, currently head of the Company’s United Kingdom office, has been elected to the additional position of Vice President of the Company with responsibility for all international downstream operations.

Ganus joined Murphy in March 1984. Along with his experience in the Company’s Law Department, he has held numerous positions in Murphy’s Supply and Marketing groups, including President, Murphy USA Marketing Company, a division of Murphy Oil USA, Inc. A graduate of Harding University, he holds JD and MBA degrees from the University of Alabama.

McKinlay, Heithaus, and Ganus will report to Wood.

Source: Murphy Oil Corporation

Murphy Oil Corporation
Dory Stiles, 870-864-6496

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