This excerpt taken from the MRO DEF 14A filed Mar 10, 2005.
We have sent you this proxy statement because the Board of Directors is asking you to give your proxy (that is, the authority to vote your shares) to our proxy committee so they may vote your shares on your behalf at our annual meeting of stockholders. The members of the proxy committee are Thomas J. Usher, Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr. and Janet F. Clark. They will vote your shares as you instruct.
We will hold the meeting on April 27, 2005 in the Conference Center Auditorium of the Marathon Oil Tower, 5555 San Felipe Road, Houston, Texas. The proxy statement contains information about the matters being voted on and other information that may be helpful to you.
We began the mailing of the proxy statement, the proxy card and the 2004 Annual Report on or about March 17, 2005.