These excerpts taken from the BP 6-K filed Apr 1, 2009.
SIR TOM McKILLOP STEPS DOWN FROM BP BOARD
BP p.l.c. today said it had been informed by Sir Tom McKillop that he wishes to retire as a non-executive director. Accordingly, he will not go forward for election at the company's annual general meeting.
Sir Tom said: "I have hugely enjoyed being on the BP board, but I feel this is an appropriate step for me to take at this time.
BP chairman Peter Sutherland said: "It is a matter of great regret that Sir Tom has chosen to retire. He is a colleague of the highest integrity and he has been an outstanding director of BP since he joined our board in 2004."
BP chief executive Tony Hayward said: "Tom has provided wise counsel to me, my executive
colleagues and, indeed, the entire board. I am sorry he did not feel he could continue to serve with us. We will miss him."
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/s/ D. J. PEARL