PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) announced today that David Foley, a Senior Managing Director with Blackstone, has resigned from PBF Energy’s board of directors effective August 11, 2014, following a reduction in Blackstone’s holdings in PBF Energy, and its subsidiaries, through a secondary offering which closed on June 17, 2014.
Since 2008, David Foley has led Blackstone’s investment in PBF Energy. He served as chairperson of the compensation committee, and as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee, and provided valuable insight and guidance as the company has grown.
Following Mr. Foley’s departure, Spencer Abraham, a director since 2012, will become chairperson of the compensation committee. Additionally, Eija Malmivirta will join the compensation committee and Gene Edwards will join the nominating and corporate governance committee. Both Ms. Malmivirta and Mr. Edwards joined the PBF Energy board in July 2014.
PBF Energy’s Executive Chairman, Thomas D. O’Malley, said, "We thank David for his leadership and service to PBF Energy and wish him success in his future endeavors. Blackstone has been a committed investor and partner for PBF, and with its support we have grown from a start-up organization into an established independent refiner and a separate logistics company. We also welcome Ms. Malmivirta and Mr. Edwards to our board committees and look to bright futures for both our companies."About PBF Energy Inc. PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) is one of the largest independent refiners in North America, operating, through its subsidiaries, oil refineries and related facilities in Delaware City, Delaware, Paulsboro, New Jersey and Toledo, Ohio. Our mission is to operate our facilities in a safe, reliable and environmentally sensitive manner, provide employees with a safe and rewarding workplace, become a positive influence in the communities where we do business, and provide superior returns to our investors. PBF Energy Inc. also indirectly owns the general partner and approximately 50.2% of the limited partnership interest of PBF Logistics LP (NYSE: PBFX).