Exxon Mobil says financial officer to retire

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 19:15 hrs

Exxon Mobil said Thursday that its principal financial officer plans to retire Feb. 1 after 36 years with the oil company. It did not name a replacement for Donald Humphreys, who is also a senior vice president and has been on the company's management committee since 2006.

Exxon Mobil spokesman Alan Jeffers said the company has a retirement age of 65 and Humphreys will reach that age around his retirement date.

The company waived the retirement standard for former CEO Lee R. Raymond, who reached 65 in 2003 but stayed on until the end of 2005, when he was succeeded by current CEO Rex W. Tillerson, now 60.

Shares of Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. rose 15 cents to $88.25 in afternoon trading.

Humphreys earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He joined Exxon in 1976 and held a succession of finance jobs in U.S. and international operations.

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