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Murphy Oil Announces Organizational Changes.

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EL DORADO, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2001

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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: MUR Mur (mr), Hung., Slovenian, and Croatian Mura (m`rä), river, c. ) announced today the following organizational changes:

Kevin G. Fitzgerald has been named Treasurer of Murphy Oil Corporation to replace Odie F. Vaughan who will retire June 30, 2001 after having completed over thirty-nine years of service with the Company.

Fitzgerald joined Murphy in May 1982 as Assistant Treasurer in the Company's contract drilling subsidiary in New Orleans, LA. He transferred to Corporate Headquarters in El Dorado, AR in 1992 and has served as Director, Investor Relations since 1996.

Fitzgerald graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans History
UNO was founded in 1958 as the New Orleans branch of Louisiana State University, originally as "Louisiana State University in New Orleans" or "LSUNO", but became more independent and changed the name to "University of New Orleans" in 1974.
 in 1977 and is a Certified Public Accountant Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

An accountant who has met certain standards, including experience, age, and licensing, and passed exams in a particular state.
. Prior to joining the Company he was a partner in charge of audit engagements with a public accounting firm.

In his new position, Fitzgerald will assume responsibility for all Treasury and Tax functions and will report to S. A. Cosse, Senior Vice President. Fitzgerald will also retain responsibility for Investor Relations matters for the Company.

Mindy K. West has been named Director, Investor Relations to replace Fitzgerald concurrent with his promotion to Treasurer.

West holds bachelor's degrees in both Finance and Accounting. She graduated magna cum laude in Finance from the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used  and suma cum laude in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University History
Southern Arkansas University was founded as the Third District Agricultural School in 1909. One of four such schools established by the Arkansas Legislature in that year. It officially opened in January 1911 as a district secondary school for southwest Arkansas.
. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Since joining the Company in 1996, West has held positions in Accounting, Employee Benefits, Planning and Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Company she worked two years in banking.

West will continue to report to Fitzgerald.
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