August 20, 2008

Marathon President and CEO to Present at Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference

HOUSTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation announced today that Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., Marathon president and CEO, will be presenting at Lehman Brothers' CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at 11:05 a.m. EDT.

A live audio webcast of these remarks will be accessible via Marathon's Web site at This presentation and associated question and answer session may include forward-looking information. A replay of the presentation will be available and archived on Marathon's Web site through Sept. 17, 2008.

Marathon is an integrated international energy company engaged in exploration and production; oil sands mining; integrated gas; and refining, marketing and transportation operations. Marathon, which is based in Houston, has principal operations in the United States, Angola, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Indonesia, Ireland, Libya, Norway and the United Kingdom. Marathon is the fourth largest United States-based integrated oil company and the nation's fifth largest refiner.

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