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Occidental Petroleum Corporation Names Melissa E. Schoeb Vice President, Corporate Communications

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Occidental Petroleum Corporation Names Melissa E. Schoeb Vice President, Corporate Communications11:00 EDT Wednesday, May 09, 2012 LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) today announced that Melissa E. Schoeb has been named Vice President, Corporate Communications. Ms. Schoeb, 43, has led Occidental's communications function since July 2011, with responsibility for directing corporate communications for the company and its worldwide operations. She joined Occidental in 2007 as Senior Director of Corporate Communications. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President, Senior Partner and General Manager at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. Ms. Schoeb holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. About Oxy Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions.Oxy is the third-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization. Oxy's wholly owned subsidiary OxyChem manufactures and markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls. Oxy is committed to safeguarding the environment, protecting the safety and health of employees and neighboring communities and upholding high standards of social responsibility in all of the company's worldwide operations. Occidental Petroleum CorporationMediaMelissa E. Schoebmelissa_schoeb@oxy.com310-443-6504orInvestorsChris Stavroschris_stavros@oxy.com212-603-8184Or on the web: www.oxy.com