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Willie M. Stanfield Appointed General Manager of Corporate Development And Diversity for Marathon


Effective January 2, 2002, Willie M. Stanfield will join Marathon Oil Company as General Manager of Corporate Development and Diversity. Stanfield will be responsible for the development of a strategic global diversity program for Marathon. He will work closely with the Company's Public Affairs and Governmental Affairs teams in the strategic positioning of Marathon with key stakeholders and constituency groups.

Commenting on the appointment, Marathon President Clarence Cazalot said, "At Marathon, we value what people represent as employees, partners, customers, and neighbors. Willie Stanfield brings to this new position the insights that Marathon will need as we continue to grow our business and ensure that we live the values we hold as important."

Prior to joining Marathon, Stanfield was vice president of Safety in Texaco Inc.'s Safety, Health and Environment Division. He held a number of senior positions during his career with Texaco, including Assistant to the Chairman where he was responsible for coordinating the corporate-wide execution of the company's diversity efforts and liaising with key national civil rights organizations and business leaders.

Stanfield graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of Science degree in Transportation and Distribution Management.

Marathon Oil Company, part of the USX-Marathon Group (NYSE: MRO) and a unit of USX Corporation, is a large fully integrated oil firm engaged in the worldwide exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Through Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, the Company also refines, markets and transports petroleum products in the United States. Visit the company's Web site at or .


SOURCE: Marathon Oil Company

Contact: Roger Holliday of Marathon Oil Company, +1-713-296-3911


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