Sir Tom McKillop Steps Down as Non-Executive Director of BP

BP has been informed by Sir Tom McKillop that he wishes to retire as a non-executive director. Accordingly, he will not go forward for election at the company's annual general meeting.

Sir Tom said, "I have hugely enjoyed being on the BP board, but I feel this is an appropriate step for me to take at this time."

BP chairman Peter Sutherland said, "It is a matter of great regret that Sir Tom has chosen to retire. He is a colleague of the highest integrity and he has been an outstanding director of BP since he joined our board in 2004."

BP chief executive Tony Hayward said, "Tom has provided wise counsel to me, my executive colleagues and, indeed, the entire board. I am sorry he did not feel he could continue to serve with us. We will miss him."