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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021
ExxonMobil Comments on Engine No. 1 Director Nominations
IRVING, Texas Exxon Mobil Corporation issued the following statement regarding Engine No. 1s director nominations.
ExxonMobils directors have experience leading some of the worlds largest, most complex and successful companies and bring to the board a wide range of backgrounds, knowledge and skills relevant to the companys business and future direction unlike the Engine No. 1 candidates.
Over the past several years, we have evolved and refreshed our board to adjust to changing company needs, including adding members with deep expertise in capital allocation, energy transition, new technology development and commercialization, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. These directors also have significant experience helping companies navigate complex transitions while building value for shareholders.
The Board Affairs Committee thoroughly considered Engine No. 1s nominees and determined that, while they are all knowledgeable in certain areas, they did not have the global experience, leadership qualifications and skillsets required for a company of ExxonMobils size and scope as it navigates the highly complex energy transition.
We categorically disagree with Engine No. 1s assertions about our board, including the directors they have targeted.
ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy companies, uses technology and innovation to help meet the worlds growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. To learn more, visit exxonmobil.com and the Energy Factor.
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Statements of future events, goals plans or market sizes in this release are forward-looking statements. Actual future results and opportunities could vary depending on changes in supply and demand and other market factors affecting future prices of oil, gas, and petrochemical products; changes in the relative energy mix across activities and geographies; changes in international, regional, national and local policy to support lower-carbon technologies; changes in regional and global economic growth rates and consumer preferences; the pace of regional and global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken by governments and consumers resulting from the pandemic; and other factors discussed in this release and in Item 1A. Risk Factors in ExxonMobils Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2019 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, as well as under the heading Factors Affecting Future Results on the Investors page of ExxonMobils website at www.exxonmobil.com.
Forward-looking statements contained in this release regarding the potential future market sizes are not forecasts of actual market sizes. These figures are provided to help quantify the potential of new industries consistent with the stated government goals. Actual future market sizes will depend on future policy decisions, technological developments and consumer preferences. The term project as used in this release can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.
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Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) has filed a preliminary proxy statement and form of associated BLUE proxy card with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for ExxonMobils 2021 Annual Meeting (the Preliminary Proxy Statement). ExxonMobil, its directors and certain of its executive officers will be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in respect of the 2021 Annual Meeting. Information regarding the names of ExxonMobils directors and executive officers and their respective interests in ExxonMobil by security holdings or otherwise is set forth in the Preliminary Proxy Statement. To the extent holdings of such participants in ExxonMobils securities are not reported, or have changed since the amounts described, in the Preliminary Proxy Statement, such changes have been reflected on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3 or Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Details concerning the nominees of ExxonMobils Board of Directors for election at the 2021 Annual Meeting are included in the Preliminary Proxy Statement. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC, INCLUDING THE COMPANYS DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ACCOMPANYING BLUE PROXY CARD WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed by ExxonMobil free of charge from the SECs website, www.sec.gov. ExxonMobils shareholders will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant filed documents by directing a request by mail to ExxonMobil Shareholder Services at 5959 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas, 75039-2298 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or from the investor relations section of ExxonMobils website, www.exxonmobil.com/investor.