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Phillips 66 announces CEO transition plans

Phillips 66 has named its current President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Lashier, as President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1. Lashier will succeed Greg Garland, who will remain as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors until he retires in 2024.

Garland has led Phillips 66, which is headquartered in Houston, for the past 10 years.

“Greg’s leadership and commitment to Phillips 66, our employees and our investors have been invaluable,” said Glenn Tilton, lead Independent Director on the Phillips 66 Board of Directors and chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee. “He embodies our values of safety, honor and commitment and our vision to provide energy and improve lives.”

Since Garland assumed the Chairman and CEO role in May 2012, Phillips 66 has recorded many notable achievements. The company has:

  • Become an industry leader in operating excellence, including safety, reliability and environmental stewardship;
  • Pioneered disciplined capital allocation in the energy business, targeting 60% of cash flow back in the business while returning 40% to shareholders;
  • Returned $29 B to shareholders through dividends, share repurchases and exchanges;
  • Raised its dividend 10 times for a CAGR of 17%;
  • Grown its Midstream business, establishing leading positions in the crude and NGL value chains;
  • Established a values-based organization that is true to its vision of providing energy and improving lives.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Greg for his outstanding leadership as Chairman and CEO,” Tilton said. “He stood up Phillips 66 as an independent company and created a leading diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, while investing for the future and delivering strong financial returns.”

Lashier joined Phillips 66 in April 2021 as President and Chief Operating Officer.

“Mark is the right leader at the right time for Phillips 66,” Garland said. “He has demonstrated a strong track record of delivering growth and driving excellence in both financial and operating results. He will lead a company that has a solid strategy, proven track record, strong leadership, outstanding employees and will successfully navigate and thrive in the energy transition.”

“I have known Mark a long time,” continued Garland. “We have a great relationship based on trust and respect, and I am confident he will serve Phillips 66, our employees, our communities and our shareholders well.”

Lashier said he planned to continue to build on the success Garland has had since the company was established in 2012.

“Greg’s leadership in fostering a culture of operating excellence and financial strength will benefit us for decades,” Lashier said. “That foundation is critical as we face the opportunities and challenges of the next 10 years. I am excited to embark on this new role and leverage the talent of our team and the strength of our assets as we continue to deliver shareholder value.”

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