Exxon board expands to 13 directors; airline, aerospace executives join


Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -0.85% said late Friday that Larry W. Kellner and John D. Harris II have joined its board, which expanded to 13 directors. Kellner is the former chief executive of Continental Airlines, which merged with United Airlines in 2010, and current chairman of the board for Boeing Co. BA, +4.03% Harris is the former chief executive of Raytheon International Inc., a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Co. RTX, +1.52%. Of the 13 directors, 12 are independent, Exxon said. “We welcome both Larry and John to the ExxonMobil board, as the company executes its strategy to grow shareholder value by leading a thoughtful transition to a lower-emissions future, while providing the reliable energy and products the world needs,” lead independent director Joseph Hooley said in a statement. Shares of Exxon edged lower in the extended session Friday after ending the regular trading day down 0.9%.

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