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2007-05-07 21:04:31 –

HOUSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ — William C. Lowrey has been appointed to succeed Catherine A. Lamboley as general counsel of Shell Oil Company effective July 1. Lamboley, a leader in the Houston legal community, is retiring after 28 years with Shell. She has served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Shell Oil Company since 2000.

Bill Lowrey is currently associate general counsel for Shell Trading and Shell Gas & Power. A 27-year Shell veteran, he has legal experience encompassing all facets of the business from exploration and production through oil products. He has been particularly active in mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to her current position, Lamboley was vice president, commercial products, for Shell Oil Products. She joined the Shell legal department as an attorney in 1979, and was instrumental in opening up opportunities for women to advance within the Shell organization.

“Cathy Lamboley is a legend in the Houston community, both for her business leadership in Shell and her championship of diversity issues,” said John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company. “Cathy’s passion for values of diversity and inclusiveness and her willingness to share her time, talent and energy with others have immeasurably enriched both Shell and Houston.”

Under Lamboley’s leadership, Shell Oil Company created a strategic partner program that consolidated its legal practice among a smaller nucleus of firms to provide deeper expertise.

“The strategic partner program will continue to be a key part of how Shell Legal provides services to its clients,” Lamboley said. “Bill has been part of the selection and evaluation program since its inception. Our priorities of quality, partnering, cost effectiveness and diversity and inclusiveness will remain the same.”

“I look forward to continuing and building on the foundation of excellence for which our legal department is known,” said Lowrey. “I want our organization to be a culture where people can do satisfying work and develop expertise that serves our business well.”

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 109,000 people and operating in more than 140 countries and territories.

Source: Shell Oil Company

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