Murphy Oil Announces Inclusion in the S&P 500

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) confirms that it was notified by Standard & Poor's yesterday afternoon that it will be added to the S&P 500 index upon completion of the Nextel acquisition by Sprint Corp.

Claiborne P. Deming, Murphy Oil Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to be included in such a prestigious index. Murphy combines a growing United States and international portfolio of exploration and production assets with a vibrant retail program marketed under our Murphy USA brand. Murphy has achieved strong share price performance over the past several years, and we look forward to continuing that trend."