James J. Mulva was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips effective October 1, 2004, having previously served as ConocoPhillips' President and Chief Executive Officer since the consummation of the merger on August 30, 2002. Conoco Inc. (Conoco) and Phillips Petroleum Company (Phillips) merged to form ConocoPhillips. Mr. Mulva served as Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips Petroleum Company from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Mulva served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips from June 1999 to October 1999; President and Chief Operating Officer of Phillips from 1994 to June 1999; Executive Vice President since January 1994; Senior Vice President in 1993 and Chief Financial Officer since 1990, at which time he joined the Phillips' management committee; Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips from October 1999 to August 2002; and also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Mulva was named "2002 Petroleum Executive of the Year" in recognition of the aggressive steps he took to grow and position Phillips Petroleum Company to compete long-term in an increasingly difficult business environment. Mr. Mulva has been a Director of ConocoPhillips since August 2002 and serves as its Member of Executive Committee. He served as a Director of Phillips from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Mulva served as a Director of Duke Energy Field Services Corporation. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1968 with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business administration finance in 1969. Immediately after graduating, Mr. Mulva served as a U.S. Navy officer until beginning his career with Phillips in 1973.