Oxy Elects New VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Occidental Petroleum's Board of Directors has elected Roy Pineci as Vice President, Controller and Principal
Accounting Officer, effective November 14, 2008. Pineci replaces Jim A. Leonard who will be retiring.

Pineci, 45, joined Occidental as Vice President, Internal Audit. He was named Senior Vice President, Finance for Oil and Gas in October 2007. Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Pineci was a partner at the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP.