Noble Affiliates Elects New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Noble Affiliates, Inc. announced the election of Bruce A. Smith to its board. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Tesoro is a leading independent oil refiner and marketer, with refineries in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington.

In announcing Smith's election, Charles D. Davidson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Noble Affiliates, Inc., commented: "On behalf of Noble's board, we are very pleased to have an experienced executive such as Bruce Smith join our board and we know that Bruce will make a strong contribution to Noble's future growth and success."