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Exxon Mobil Corporation Board of Directors

Michael J. Boskin

Michael J. Boskin

Age 68, Director since 1996

Principal Occupation: T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Business Experience: Dr. Boskin is also a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. He is Chief Executive Officer and President of Boskin & Co., an economic consulting company.

Current Public Company Directorships: Oracle (April 1994 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: Shinsei Bank (March 2000 – June 2009)


Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Age 69, Director since 2010

Principal Occupation: Chairman of the Board, Nestlé

Business Experience: Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe was elected Chairman of Nestlé in 2005, and Chief Executive Officer in 1997, and relinquished the role of CEO in 2008. He also served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Nestlé.

Current Public Company Directorships: Nestlé (June 1997 – Present); Credit Suisse Group (May 1997 – Present); L’Oréal (June 1997 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: Roche Holding (April 2000 – March 2010)


Ursula M. Burns

Ursula M. Burns

Age 55, Director since 2012

Principal Occupation: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation

Business Experience: Ms. Burns was elected Chairman of Xerox in 2010, Chief Executive Officer in 2009, and President in 2007. She also served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Services; and Senior Vice President and President, Document Systems and Solutions Group, and Business Group Operations, at Xerox.

Current Public Company Directorships: Xerox (April 2007 – Present), American Express (January 2004 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: Boston Scientific (May 2002–May 2009)


Larry R. Faulkner

Larry R. Faulkner

Age 69, Director since 2008

Principal Occupation: President Emeritus, the University of Texas at Austin

Business Experience: Dr. Faulkner served as President of Houston Endowment from 2006 to 2012 and as President of The University of Texas at Austin from 1998 to 2006. He served on the chemistry faculties of The University of Texas, the University of Illinois, and Harvard University. At the University of Illinois, he also held a number of positions in academic administration including Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Current Public Company Directorships: None

Past Public Company Directorships: Guaranty Financial Group (December 2007 – August 2009); Temple-Inland (August 2005 – February 2012)


Jay S. Fishman

Jay S. Fishman

Age 61, Director since 2010, Presiding Director since 2013

Principal Occupation: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Travelers Companies

Business Experience: Mr. Fishman was elected Chairman of The Travelers Companies in 2005, and Chief Executive Officer in 2004 upon the merger of The St. Paul Companies and Travelers Property Casualty Corporation. From 2001 to 2004, he was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of The St. Paul Companies.

Current Public Company Directorships: Travelers (October 2001 – Present); The Carlyle Group (May 2012-Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: None


Henrietta H. Fore

Henrietta H. Fore

Age 65, Director since 2012

Principal Occupation: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Holsman International

Business Experience: Ms. Fore has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Holsman International since 2009. She served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance from 2007 to 2009. She also served as Under Secretary of State for Management, the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of State, from 2005 to 2007.

Current Public Company Directorships: Theravance (October 2010 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: None


Kenneth C. Frazier

Kenneth C. Frazier

Age 59, Director since 2009

Principal Occupation: Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co.

Business Experience: Mr. Frazier was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merck in 2011, and President in 2010. He was elected Executive Vice President and President, Global Human Health, at Merck in 2007; and Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2006. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Merck from 1999 to 2006.

Current Public Company Directorships: Merck (January 2011 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: None


William W. George

William W. George

Age 71, Director since 2005

Principal Occupation: Professor of Management Practice, Harvard University

Business Experience: Mr. George was elected Chairman of Medtronic in 1996, and retired in 2002; Chief Executive Officer in 1991; and President and Chief Operating Officer in 1989.

Current Public Company Directorships: Goldman Sachs (December 2002 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: Novartis (May 1999 – February 2009)


Samuel J. Palmisano

Samuel J. Palmisano

Age 62, Director since 2006

Principal Occupation: Former Chairman of the Board, IBM

Business Experience: Mr. Palmisano was elected Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IBM in 2003; and relinquished the roles of President and CEO in January 2012 and Chairman in September 2012. Mr. Palmisano also served as President, Senior Vice President, and Group Executive for IBM’s Enterprise Systems Group, IBM Global Services, and IBM’s Personal Systems Group.

Current Public Company Directorships: American Express (March 2013 - Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: IBM (July 2000 - September 2012)


Steven S Reinemund

Steven S. Reinemund

Age 66, Director since 2007

Principal Occupation: Dean of Business, Wake Forest University

Business Experience: Mr. Reinemund served as Executive Chairman of the Board of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2007, and retired in 2007; was elected Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board in 2001; President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999; and Director in 1996. He was also elected President and CEO of Frito-Lay in 1992 and Pizza Hut in 1986.

Current Public Company Directorships: American Express (April 2007 – Present); Marriott (April 2007 – Present); Walmart (June 2010 – Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: None


Rex W. Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson

Age 62, Chairman and CEO since 2006; Director since 2004

Principal Occupation: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Business Experience: Mr. Tillerson was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil in 2006; President and Director in 2004; and Senior Vice President in 2001. Mr. Tillerson has held a variety of management positions in domestic and foreign operations since joining the Exxon organization in 1975, including President, Exxon Yemen Inc. and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc.; Vice President, Exxon Ventures (CIS) Inc.; President, Exxon Neftegas Limited; and Executive Vice President, ExxonMobil Development Company.

Current Public Company Directorships: None

Past Public Company Directorships: None


William C. Weldon

William C. Weldon

Age 65, Director since 2013

Principal Occupation: Former Chairman of the Board, Johnson & Johnson

Business Experience: Mr. Weldon was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson in 2002; and relinquished the roles of CEO in April 2012 and Chairman in December 2012. He also served as Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2002 and as Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, from 1998 to 2001.

Current Public Company Directorships: Chubb (May 2013-Present); CVS Caremark (March 2013-Present); JPMorgan Chase (March 2005–Present)

Past Public Company Directorships: Johnson & Johnson (February 2001–December 2012)


(Updated as of May 28, 2014)