Dr. Lee M Tillman Named CEO of Marathon Oil

When the Marathon Oil Corporation Chairman, President and CEO, Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr. decided to retire, he chose Lee M. Tillman, of Teague, Texas, to take over as President and CEO. Mr. Tillman has been Vice President of engineering at ExxonMobil where he was head of the global engineering staff. Tillman had been at Exxon since 1989 and has overseen operations in Indonesia, Scotland, Norway and the United States.

Tillman became the upstream adviser to the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. in 2005. He was also the acting vice president of ExxonMobile Upstream Research Research Co. from 2006 to 2007. He served as North Sea production manager and lead country manager in Norway from 2007 to 2010.

"Marathon Oil's strong set of base and growth assets, along with a robust exploration portfolio, reputation in the industry as a valued partner and dedication to exemplary corporate values make this a position I am very proud and excited to accept," Tillman stated.

"Speaking for the entire Marathon Oil board of directors, we are very pleased to welcome Lee to the Company. His strong leadership skills and extensive experience in global operations, project execution and leading edge technology will be invaluable in confronting the challenges facing our company and industry," Cazalot said in a statement.

Lee Tillman grew up in Teague and graduated from Teague High School as Valedictorian with the Class of 1980. He received the PES scholarship from Texas A&M in 1984 and went to Auburn University for his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering.

Tillman is married to Ty Ann Harrell and they have one son, Trace Tillman. Beverly Tillman, Lee?s mother, still lives in Teague and is very proud of the career her son has earned.

Mr. Tillman and his family now reside in the Dallas area.

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