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Marathon Petroleum-Andeavor Looks to Unlock 'Extraordinary Potential'

Top leadership names executive teams to lead combined company

FINDLAY, Ohio --Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s top leadership has selected the executive teams to lead the company upon closing of the combination of MPC and Andeavor.

MPC said it expects to close the transaction on Oct. 1, 2018, subject to regulatory and other customary closing conditions, including approval by shareholders.

"Our previously announced top executives have begun building teams of talented individuals who have tremendous depth of experience in the areas critical to our ongoing success," said MPC Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger. "This group of leaders will be instrumental in unlocking the extraordinary potential of this combined entity."

C. Michael Palmer, MPC's senior vice president of supply, distribution and planning, has been named executive vice president to assist in the integration of MPC and Andeavor upon closing of the pending merger. He has also elected to retire effective Jan. 1, 2019.

"As we expand our supply and distribution network to reflect our coast-to-coast footprint, Mike's 42 years of experience with MPC and his expertise in our business has been invaluable," said Heminger. "We're grateful that we will continue to benefit from Mike's knowledge during our integration and are pleased he will help lead us through this critical transition period."

Among the newly appointed executives reporting to Donald Templin, previously announced as president of refining, marketing and supply, are:

  • Raymond Brooks, MPC senior vice president of refining, who will be executive vice president of refining.
  • Brian Partee, MPC vice president of business development, who will be senior vice president of marketing.
  • Michael Gebhardt, Andeavor vice president of mid-continent gathering and processing, who will be vice president of supply chain.

Executives reporting to Timothy Griffith, previously announced as senior vice president and CFO, include:

  • John Quaid, MPC vice president and controller, who will retain that position.
  • Thomas Kaczynski, MPC vice president of finance and treasurer, who will retain that position.
  • Louis Rubiola, Andeavor vice president of business process redesign, who will be vice president of business planning and analysis.

Executives reporting to Gregory Goff, previously announced as executive vice chairman responsible for information technology, commercial and business development and corporate affairs, include:

  • Donald Wehrly, currently MPC vice president and chief information officer, who will retain that position.
  • Timothy Harris, vice president and chief information officer for Andeavor, who will be vice president and chief technology officer.
  • Jonathon Coombes, MPC director of corporate cybersecurity, who will be vice president and information security officer.
  • David Heppner, Speedway senior vice president of engineering, services and corporate support, who will be MPC vice president of commercial and business development.
  • Karma Thomson, Andeavor vice president of Logistics, who will be vice president of corporate affairs.

Executives reporting to Anthony Kenney, previously announced as president of Speedway LLC, include:

  • Matthew Yoder, Andeavor vice president of retail, who will be Speedway senior vice president and chief commercial officer.
  • Glenn Plumby, Speedway senior vice president and COO, who will retain that position.
  • Beth Hunter, Speedway senior vice president and CFO, who will retain that position.

Executives reporting to Michael J. Hennigan, previously announced as president of the general partner of logistics master limited partnership (MLP) MPLX LP, include:

  • Phillip Anderson, Andeavor senior vice president for the northern area value chain, who will be MPLX senior vice president of business development.
  • Pamela Beall, MPLX executive vice president and CFO, who will retain that position.

San Antonio-based Andeavor is an integrated marketing, logistics and refining company. Its retail marketing system includes more than 3,200 c-stores marketed under fuel brands including Arco, SuperAmerica, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, Tesoro, USA Gasoline and Giant. It also owns MLP Andeavor Logistics.

Findlay, Ohio-based refiner and marketer MPC sells Marathon-brand gasoline through approximately 5,600 independently owned gas stations in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Speedway, Enon, Ohio, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the Speedway convenience-store chain, with approximately 2,740 stores in 22 states. MPC owns the general partner of MPLX.

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