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Exxon Mobil Corporation Provides $2 Million in Grants to 87 Universities for Academic Programs

Oct. 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

Exxon Mobil Corporation Provides $2 Million in Grants to 87 Universities for Academic Programs

$13,000 given to Baylor University

Irving, Texas - Exxon Mobil Corporation announced today that $2 million has been contributed in departmental grants to 87 colleges and universities throughout the country to support various academic programs. Through this program, Baylor University received $13,000 from ExxonMobil.

The grant allows selected academic departments to allocate the money for various educational purposes, including scholarships, field trips, visiting speakers, equipment purchases, student and faculty travel to academic-related activities, and other educational projects. ExxonMobil awards the grants based on schools that offer degrees in subjects from which it recruits employees. The Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering and Computer Science received $5,000 of Baylor's award. The remainder of the award was given to the Department of Management Information Systems, Hankamer School of Business, and the Baylor School of Law. The amount of the grant is based on several factors including the number of employees graduated from Baylor University.

"Supporting higher education has always been a strong priority for ExxonMobil," said Kirsteen Butler, Global Recruiting Manager, ExxonMobil. "This program enables us to provide funding to colleges and universities who play a pivotal role in preparing students to enter the workforce. ExxonMobil is proud to provide support to Baylor University which will help to enhance departments whose academic focus aligns with the workforce needs of ExxonMobil."

About Exxon Mobil Corporation

ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2008, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $225 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $89 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community .