Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) announced today the following promotions, effective August 7, 2013. Barry Jeffery has been promoted to Vice President, Investor Relations. Jeffery joined the Company in 1986 as a Thermal Engineer at Murphy Oil Company, Ltd. in Calgary, Canada. He held several positions with that subsidiary before being promoted to Manager, Crude Oil Trading and transferring to the Murphy Oil USA, Inc. offices in El Dorado in 1998. Jeffery was promoted to Manager, Supply & Trading in 2003. He was named Manager, Wholesale & Terminal Operations in 2004. In 2007, Jeffery was promoted to Manager, Crude Supply. He was named General Manager, Business Development in 2009. Jeffery was promoted to Director, Investor Relations in 2010. Jeffery holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. Tim Butler has been promoted to Vice President, Tax. Butler joined Murphy as International Tax Specialist in 1987 at the Company’s office in New Orleans. In 1992, he transferred to El Dorado as Senior International Tax Accountant. In 1996, Butler was promoted to Supervisor, Research and Foreign Tax. He was promoted to Manager, Research and Foreign Tax in 2000. He was promoted to General Manager, Worldwide Taxation in 2007. Butler received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984. He is a Certified Public Accountant. John Gardner has been promoted to Treasurer for Murphy Oil Corporation. Gardner succeeds Mindy West who has resigned as Vice President and Treasurer of Murphy Oil Corporation to assume her new role as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Murphy USA, Inc. Gardner joined Murphy in 1995 as an Associate Accountant at the Corporate Headquarters in El Dorado, Arkansas. He held several positions within the Controller’s department before being named Manager, Policies & Procedures in 2004. In 2008, he was named Controller for Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA and relocated to Houston, Texas. In 2009, Gardner was promoted to Director, Planning and Special Projects for Murphy Eastern Oil Company and transferred to the office in St. Albans, United Kingdom. He returned to Murphy Exploration & Production Company in Houston in 2012 when he was promoted to Assistant Treasurer.
Gardner received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 1994.Ted Botner has been promoted to Manager, Law & Corporate Secretary for Murphy Oil Corporation. Botner succeeds John Moore who has resigned as Manager, Law and Corporate Secretary to assume his new role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Murphy USA, Inc. Botner joined Murphy in 2001 as an Attorney at the Corporate Headquarters in El Dorado, Arkansas. He held several positions within the Law Department before being promoted to Commercial Manager for Murphy Sarawak and transferred to Malaysia in 2005. He transferred to Houston as Assistant to the President, Murphy Exploration & Production Company in 2006. In 2007, he was promoted and transferred to General Manager, Malaysia. In 2010, he returned to the Law Department for Murphy Oil Corporation in El Dorado as Senior Attorney. Botner received his law degree at the University of Arkansas and his MBA at Southern Methodist University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas. In their new roles, Jeffery, Butler, and Gardner will continue to report to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Kevin Fitzgerald. Botner will report to Senior Vice President & General Counsel Walter Compton.