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Murphy Oil Corporation Announces New Officer and Executive Management Change


EL DORADO, Arkansas, July 28, 2015 - Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that Kelly L. Whitley has been named Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications assuming the role previously held by Barry Jeffery who has taken a new role as Vice President, Insurance, Security and Risk. 

Whitley will oversee the Investor Relations and Corporate Communications function.  Whitley joins Murphy with 20 years of Investor Relations and Communications experience with exploration and production as well as oilfield service companies in the U.S. and Canada.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University.  In her new role, Whitley will report to Roger W. Jenkins, President and CEO.

Jeffery joined the Company in 1986 in Calgary, Canada.  He has held several positions in both the upstream and downstream operating segments of the company.  He was promoted to Director, Investor Relations in 2010 and Vice President, Investor Relations in 2013.  Jeffery holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary.  In his new role, Jeffery will report to Walter Compton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Roger Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "We remain focused on organizational efficiency and reducing expenses across the company.  To this end, we have recently restructured our organization and have combined the roles of insurance, risk management and security.  This new role spans across the entire organization and Barry is well-suited to lead us forward with his broad experience across all of our business segments."  Jenkins added, "Kelly brings years of experience to the investor relations and communications role and I look forward to her contributions going forward."

For further information contact Barry Jeffery at 870-864-6501.



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