Decision to Name the Downstream Company Phillips 66

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"Phillips 66 has strong brand recognition and value and it provides a link between our rich history and our exciting future," says Greg Garland, designated chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips 66. The new company's name capitalizes on public awareness and gives tribute to history, adds Garland. Photo: ConocoPhillips

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Decision to Name the Downstream Company Phillips 66

ConocoPhillips announced on November 11, 2011 that the new independent downstream company created through its previously announced strategic repositioning will be named Phillips 66. "With a history that goes all the way back to petroleum industry "birthplace," in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1917, the company will be a leading independent company with refining, marketing, midstream and chemicals businesses operating across the globe. "Phillips 66 has strong brand recognition and value and it provides a link between our rich history and our exciting future," said Greg Garland, designated chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips 66. "Our name reflects an independent spirit and drive--two attributes of our future company."[1] According to the ConocoPhillips web site "the name Phillips 66 was chosen [for the new downstream company] because it has strong brand recognition and value, which allows us to link our rich history and our exciting future. The name represents the independent spirit and drive that will be part of the culture of Phillips 66."[2] The new company's name capitalizes on the public awareness and gives tribute to history, Garland added.[3]

The company launched a new Phillips 66 website: www.phillips66.com, that provides some history of the brand:

Frank and L.E. Phillips were two of the original experts in gas. They started prospecting for oil in 1903 and founded Phillips Petroleum Company in 1917. Since then, the company has grown considerably and has expanded its product offerings through its commitment to innovation and meeting customer needs. That’s fancy talk for "we keep making it better." Phillips 66® also has a history with US Highway 66. In 1927, on the "Mother Road" during a test drive of a newly developed high-octane gasoline, the vehicle reached a cruising speed of 66 mph. The new fuel was named Phillips 66. Even the logo was inspired by the road signs that dot the length of the historic highway. And the rest is history. And gas. Very High quality gas.[4]

The Houston Chronicle reported on November 10, 2011 that according to ConocoPhillips spokesman John Roper, while Phillips 66 products will retain the traditional logo, executives haven't decided whether to make it the corporate logo as well.[5]

The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise editorialized on April 29, 2012 that "the downstream energy company — named Phillips 66 in a tip of the cap to its product lineage begun right here in Bartlesville — will be a leading independent refining, marketing, midstream and chemicals business."[6]

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