Murphy Oil Corporation Appoints Michelle A. Earley to Board of Directors

HOUSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today announced the appointment of Michelle A. Earley to the Murphy Board of Directors effective June 10, 2021.

“We are pleased to have Ms. Earley on our board of directors,” said Claiborne P. Deming, chairman of the board of directors of Murphy Oil Corporation. “Michelle brings a perspective and expertise in energy governance to Murphy. Your appointment is also in line with the Board’s commitment to bring to the Board the skills that will best enable us to deliver to all of our shareholders. ”

Ms. Earley has been a partner at Locke Lord LLP since 2008 and is co-chair of the Capital Markets Group and the Diversity Committee, as well as a member of the Executive Committee, the Lateral Hire Committee and the Legal Personnel and Partnership Admissions Committee. During her tenure with the firm, she gained extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities regulation and issuance matters, and regularly advises management teams and boards of directors on corporate governance issues.

While her clients span a variety of industries, she spent the majority of her time working with oil and natural gas companies, which led her to serve on the board of Adams Resources & Energy Inc. more than six years ago. Adams Resources is engaged in the marketing, transportation and storage of crude oil in multiple pools.

Ms. Earley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University, graduated from Yale University with a Juris Doctor degree in 1997, and served as a trainee lawyer in the Fifth District Court of Appeals before joining Locke Lord in 1998.


As an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, Murphy Oil Corporation believes in delivering energy that enables people to always do the right thing, stick with it, and think outside the box. Murphy questions the norm, leveraging his strong legacy, and using his foresight and financial discipline to deliver inspired energy solutions. The company sees a future where it is an industry leader, making a positive impact on life for the next 100 years and beyond. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

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