Imperial Oil Limited Appoints President



    CALGARY, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Imperial Oil Limited
today announced the appointment of Mr. B.H. (Bruce) March to the position of
President effective January 1, 2008. He was also elected a Director of the
company. Mr. March is currently Director, Refining Europe/Africa/Middle East
with ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA, in Brussels, Belgium an affiliate
of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
    Mr. T.J. (Tim) Hearn, currently Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and
President of Imperial Oil Limited, continues as Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer.
    A native of Middleport, New York, Mr. March is a graduate of the
Rochester Institute of Technology. He joined Mobil Oil as a project engineer
in 1980 and advanced through increasingly responsible management assignments
in refining, supply, environment, health & safety. He was named Production
Manager at the Beaumont Refinery in 1993.
    In 1997, Mr. March was appointed Manager, Production Trading for Europe
in Mobil's supply transportation area, and became a Senior Advisor, Operations
with ExxonMobil's global Refining & Supply Company in 2000. In 2003, he became
Manager, Baton Rouge Refinery, and in 2006 was the Project Executive for a
Middle East Gas to Liquids project with ExxonMobil's Development Company. He
was appointed to his current position earlier in 2007.

    Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member
of the country's petroleum industry. It is one of Canada's largest producers
of crude oil and natural gas, is the country's largest petroleum refiner, and
has a leading market share in petroleum products sold through a coast-to-coast
supply network that includes close to 2,000 service stations




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For further information: Investor Relations: Dee Brandes, (403)
237-4537; Media Relations: Richard O'Farrell, (403) 237-2710


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