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Rex W. Tillerson Recognized by UN Foundation as Recipient of 2011 Global Leadership Award

  • ExxonMobil anti-malaria program supports UN goal of reducing malaria deaths
  • Company has committed more than $100 million to fight against malaria since 2000
  • Includes anti-malarial drugs, treatment and prevention programs, research and advocacy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), has been named the 2011 recipient of the Global Leadership Award by the United Nations Foundation.

"On behalf of the men and women at ExxonMobil, it is my privilege to accept this Global Leadership Award"

The award, presented at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday, recognizes ExxonMobil's efforts to meet the United Nations' goal of substantially reducing deaths from malaria through the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative.

Since 2000, ExxonMobil has committed more than $100 million to help identify and share best practices that include anti-malarial drugs, treatment programs, long-range research, and advocacy, including the U.N. Foundation's Nothing But Nets program that provides life-saving bed nets to millions of people.

"On behalf of the men and women at ExxonMobil, it is my privilege to accept this Global Leadership Award," Tillerson said. "As one of Africa's major investors, we have seen how malaria can impede business, productivity and economic development at every stage. I am proud that ExxonMobil has taken a leadership role in combatting this disease."

Other recipients of U.N. Foundation awards were Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg; Susana Malcorra, United Nations under secretary-general; Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park; and Asma Jahangir, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, with the Leo Nevas Human Rights Award.

About ExxonMobil

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.

ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation provide funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2010, together with its employees and retirees, ExxonMobil, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $237 million in contributions worldwide, of which $110 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contribution programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. These campaigns focus on reducing child mortality, empowering women and girls, creating a new energy future, securing peace and human rights, and promoting technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

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