Chairman and CEO of United Technologies to Join BP Board

The board of BP has appointed Mr. George David as a non-executive director of BP p.l.c. with immediate effect.

Mr David is the chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corporation, a company which he joined in 1975. United Technologies Corporation provides high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. He is also a non-executive director of Citigroup.

George David is chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corporation. He was elected UTC's president in 1992 and chief executive officer in 1994. He joined UTC's Otis Elevator subsidiary in 1975 and became its president in 1986.

He received his BA from Harvard and MBA from the University of Virginia.

He is a board member of Citigroup and a member of The Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He has chaired the boards of the Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council, the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Fine Arts.

He was awarded in 1999 the Order of Friendship from the Russian Federation for contributions to that nation's economy and especially its aerospace industry. In 2002, France named him to its Legion of Honor.