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Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)

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July 1, 2004

                                              BP BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The board of BP announced today that it has appointed Sir Tom McKillop as a non-executive director and Mr Iain Conn as an executive director, both with immediate effect.

Sir Tom, 61, is the chief executive of AstraZeneca PLC. He joined ICI in 1969 and has held a number of senior technical and general management positions within ICI and Zeneca. Sir Tom is currently a non-executive director of Lloyds TSB Group and chairman of British Pharma Group.

Iain Conn, 41, joined BP in 1985 and has held a number of posts in supply and trading, refining and marketing, exploration and production and in BP Group headquarters. Most recently, he was chief executive of BP's Petrochemicals segment.

As Group executive officer, he will have regional responsibility for Europe, including the UK, together with Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian and Africa.  He will also be responsible for BP's major functional divisions, including health, safety and environment, human resource management, marketing, technology, digital business, security, procurement and pensions operations.

Notes to Editors:

    ·A biography of Mr Conn is attached and photographs are
      available from the BP Press Office.


In his role as an executive director of the BP Group, Iain Conn has regional responsibility for Europe, including the UK, together with Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian and Africa. He has functional responsibility for Health, Safety & Environment, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Technology, Digital Business, Security, Procurement and Pensions Operations. He was previously chief executive of BP's petrochemicals segment, the third largest petrochemicals business in the world, with over 16,000 employees and large-scale manufacturing plants in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Before that he worked in BP's downstream segment as group vice president responsible for BP's marketing operations in Europe. He was also responsible for the integration of Veba Oel into the BP organisation and had regional responsibility for BP in Europe. Additionally he was a member of the executive committee for BP's global refining and marketing business and in 2000 he held responsibility for markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

His career with BP began in commercial refining and oil trading but over the last 12 years he has spent time in various roles in Exploration & Production, Refining & Marketing and in Group headquarters.

Iain was born in Edinburgh, educated in Musselburgh, Scotland and subsequently studied chemical engineering and management at The Imperial College, London.

Iain is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Imperial College London Tanaka Business School.

Personal interests include family, fishing, skiing, music (blues and classical), saxophone, antiques, food & wine, and travel.

Iain is married and has three children.

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end of announcement            euro adhoc 01.07.2004

Further inquiry note: Further information:

BP Press Office, London tel: +44 (0)207 496 4076

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WKN:        850517
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