Armitage, Shackouls, and Wade Join ConocoPhillips' Board

ConocoPhillips' board has elected Richard L. Armitage, Bobby S. Shackouls, and William E. Wade, Jr. as new outside directors. The total number of ConocoPhillips directors now stands at 18, of which 17 are outside directors.

Armitage, 60, is president of Armitage International. From 2001 to 2005, he served as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State. Previously, he was president of Armitage Associates, a worldwide business and public policy firm. Armitage has served the U.S. in a number of diplomatic positions, including Special Mediator for Water in the Middle East, Special Emissary to Jordan's King Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, and Ambassador, directing U.S. assistance to the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. In addition, he has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

Shackouls, 55, is the former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Burlington Resources. He joined Burlington in 1993 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Shackouls is the immediate past chairman of the National Petroleum Council and board member and past chairman of the Domestic Petroleum Council. Shackouls also serves as vice chairman of the Texas Heart Institute and is an executive board member of the Sam Houston Area Council as well as a member of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He also is a director of The Kroger Company.

Wade, 63, is the retired president of Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO). He was elected to that position in 1998 after serving as executive vice president responsible for worldwide exploration and production. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of ARCO, president of ARCO Oil and Gas, and president of ARCO Alaska. Wade has served on the boards of ARCO, Burlington Resources, Lyondell Chemical, and Vastar Resources. He also has been a member of the board of numerous non-profit corporations and industry associations.