(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by BP and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
Morrell to Lead New BP America Communications & External Affairs
05 September 2013 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today BP announced the appointment of Geoff
Morrell to the position of Senior Vice President in charge of
the newly formed U.S. Communications & External Affairs
organization.  Communications & External Affairs is a
consolidation of three previously existing teams within the
company - U.S. Communications, which Morrell previously led, as
well as Government and Public Affairs, and Federal and
International Affairs. 
In this new role, Geoff will be responsible for oversight of all
of the company’s internal and external stakeholder engagement in
the U.S., including outreach to employees, media, and government
officials. He will also oversee BP America’s community affairs,
charitable, and political giving programs. 
“BP is America’s biggest energy investor and our reach and
influence should be commensurate to that,” said BP Group Chief
Executive Bob Dudley. “Over the past two years Geoff has quickly
established our U.S. Communications team as a forward-leaning,
assertive voice for the company.  I expect he will soon do the
same with the entire Communications & External Affairs team.” 
“As we continue to address the political and legal challenges we
face in the United States, we have consistently conveyed BP’s
commitment to America and the contributions we make to the
nation’s economy and energy security,” said BP America Chairman
and President John Mingé. “I look to Geoff and his team to
ensure that this message is delivered with absolute clarity day
in and day out.” 
Morrell takes on his new responsibilities immediately. “I’m
excited about the opportunity to lead this new fully integrated
organization,” said Morrell. “We’re blessed with strong
communications and government relations professionals who are
committed to this company. Through greater collaboration and a
more assertive posture, I think we will become even more
effective than we already are.” 
Prior to joining BP in September 2011, Morrell spent four years
as Pentagon Press Secretary, acting as chief spokesman for
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and the United States
Military.  He had previously worked as a White House
correspondent for ABC News and held other reporting assignments
at both the network and local levels. 
Morrell’s primary office will be in Washington, D.C. where he
currently resides with his wife and two children. 
About BP in the U.S. 
Over the past five years, BP has invested more than $55 billion
in the U.S. - more than any other energy company. BP is the
nation’s second-largest producer of oil and gas and provides
enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a
year. Directly employing more than 20,000 people in all 50
states, BP supports more than 260,000 jobs total through all of
its business activities. For more information, view our BP in
the U.S. animated video: 
Further Information: 
Name: BP US Press Office
Phone: (281) 366-4463
(bjh) NY 
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