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Texaco Press Release - President and CEO of Motiva Enterprises LLC, l. Wilson Berry, Elects to Retire


HOUSTON, Mar. 2 - L. Wilson Berry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Motiva Enterprises LLC has elected to retire, effective May 1. The announcement was made by Motiva Chairman and Texaco Senior Vice President Glenn F. Tilton following a meeting of Motiva's Board of Directors.

Commenting on behalf of the Motiva shareholders, Texaco, Shell Oil Company and Saudi Aramco, Tilton said, "Wilson Berry has successfully led Motiva through two very challenging years. He has overseen the company's formation and has helped to establish it as one part of the largest downstream enterprises in the United States. His focus and drive were instrumental as Motiva exceeded its synergy targets one year ahead of schedule. But most importantly, Wilson has created a company that is well-positioned for growth, the next phase of its development."

Berry graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1965 and joined Texaco later that year as an engineer in the company's U.S. Marketing Division. He held various positions of increasing responsibility before 1978, when he transferred to Saudi Arabia as Vice President of Texaco Saudi Arabia. He returned to the U.S. in 1981 as Assistant to the President of Texaco International Trading and subsequently held a number of senior trading and executive positions. In 1986 he relocated to Europe when he was named Vice President for Texaco Services Europe. He became Regional Director - U.K. and Ireland, and Managing Director - manufacturing and marketing for Texaco Ltd. in London in 1992. He returned to the U.S. in 1996 when he was named President of Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. and was appointed to his current position in 1998 following the formation of Motiva.

Motiva Enterprises LLC is a joint venture of Shell Oil Company, Texaco Inc. and Saudi Aramco. It operates petroleum, refining and marketing businesses in 26 Eastern and Gulf Coast States.

Updated: March 2000