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    Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

    IRVING, Texas--()--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM):

                                       
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 % 2011       2010 %

    Earnings Excluding Special Items 1

    $ Millions 9,400 9,250 2 41,060 30,460 35
    $ Per Common Share
    Assuming Dilution 1.97 1.85 6 8.42 6.22 35
     

    Special Items

    $ Millions 0 0 0 0
     

    Earnings

    $ Millions 9,400 9,250 2 41,060 30,460 35
    $ Per Common Share
    Assuming Dilution 1.97 1.85 6 8.42 6.22 35
     
    Capital and Exploration
    Expenditures - $ Millions 10,019 10,061 0 36,766 32,226 14
     

    1 See Reference to Earnings

    EXXONMOBIL'S CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED:

    “ExxonMobil recorded strong results while investing at record levels to develop new supplies of energy that are critical to meeting growing world demand, and supporting economic recovery and growth.

    “Fourth quarter earnings of $9.4 billion were up 2% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Full year 2011 earnings were $41.1 billion, up 35% from 2010, reflecting higher crude oil and natural gas realizations, improved refining and chemical margins, and gains on asset sales.

    “Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $36.8 billion in 2011.

    “Oil-equivalent production was up 1% from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 4%.

    “In 2011, the Corporation distributed $29 billion to shareholders through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.”

    FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

    • Earnings were $9,400 million, an increase of 2% or $150 million from the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • Earnings per share (assuming dilution) were $1.97, an increase of 6% from the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • Capital and exploration expenditures were $10.0 billion, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • Oil-equivalent production decreased 9% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 4%.
    • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $17.6 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $6.9 billion.
    • Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding were $5 billion.
    • Dividends per share of $0.47 increased 7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • ExxonMobil was the high bidder on 50 blocks in the most recent U.S. Gulf of Mexico lease sale, providing new exploration opportunities.
    • Construction of a lower-sulfur fuels project began at the joint Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

    Fourth Quarter 2011 vs. Fourth Quarter 2010

    Upstream earnings were $8,829 million, up $1,349 million from the fourth quarter of 2010. Higher liquids and natural gas realizations increased earnings by $1,990 million. Lower volumes and production mix effects decreased earnings by $1,450 million. All other items, primarily gains on asset sales, increased earnings by $810 million.

    On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 9% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 4%.

    Liquids production totaled 2,250 kbd (thousands of barrels per day), down 276 kbd from the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was down 3%, mainly due to field decline.

    Fourth quarter natural gas production was 13,677 mcfd (millions of cubic feet per day), down 975 mcfd from 2010, as U.S. growth was more than offset by field decline and lower demand in Europe.

    Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $1,184 million, $133 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $7,645 million, up $1,482 million from last year.

    Downstream earnings of $425 million were down $725 million from the fourth quarter of 2010. Weaker margins, principally in refining, decreased earnings $740 million. Volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $30 million, while all other items increased earnings by $40 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,493 kbd were 62 kbd lower than last year's fourth quarter.

    Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $30 million, down $196 million from the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $395 million were $529 million lower than last year.

    Chemical earnings of $543 million were $524 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2010. Weaker margins decreased earnings by $230 million, while lower volumes and mix effects reduced earnings by $40 million. Other items, mainly unfavorable tax effects, decreased earnings by $250 million. Fourth quarter prime product sales of 6,271 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 78 kt lower than last year's fourth quarter.

    Corporate and financing expenses were $397 million, down $50 million from the same period in 2010.

    During the fourth quarter of 2011, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 69 million shares of its common stock for the treasury at a gross cost of $5.4 billion. These purchases included $5 billion to reduce the number of shares outstanding, with the balance used to offset shares issued in conjunction with the company's benefit plans and programs. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding are currently anticipated to equal $5 billion in the first quarter of 2012. Purchases may be made in both the open market and through negotiated transactions, and may be increased, decreased or discontinued at any time without prior notice.

    Full Year 2011 vs. Full Year 2010

    Earnings of $41,060 million increased $10,600 million from 2010. Earnings per share increased 35% to $8.42.

    FULL YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Earnings were $41,060 million, up 35%.
    • Earnings per share (assuming dilution) increased 35% to $8.42.
    • Oil-equivalent production was up 1% from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 4%.
    • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $66.5 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $11.1 billion.
    • The Corporation distributed $29 billion to shareholders in 2011 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
    • Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $36.8 billion, up 14% from 2010.

    Upstream earnings were $34,439 million, up $10,342 million from 2010. Higher crude oil and natural gas realizations increased earnings by $10.6 billion, while volume and production mix effects decreased earnings by $2.5 billion. All other items increased earnings by $2.2 billion, driven by higher gains on asset sales of $2.7 billion, partly offset by increased activity.

    On an oil-equivalent basis, production was up 1% compared to 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 4%.

    Liquids production of 2,312 kbd decreased 110 kbd from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was in line with 2010, as higher volumes from Qatar, the U.S., and Iraq offset field decline.

    Natural gas production of 13,162 mcfd increased 1,014 mcfd from 2010, driven by additional U.S. unconventional gas volumes and project ramp-ups in Qatar.

    Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations for 2011 were $5,096 million, an increase of $824 million. Earnings outside the U.S. were $29,343 million, up $9,518 million.

    Downstream earnings of $4,459 million increased $892 million from 2010. Margins, mainly refining, increased earnings by $800 million. Volume and mix effects improved earnings by $630 million. All other items, primarily the absence of favorable tax effects and higher expenses, decreased earnings by $540 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,413 kbd were in line with 2010.

    U.S. Downstream earnings were $2,268 million, up $1,498 million from 2010. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $2,191 million, $606 million lower than last year.

    Chemical earnings of $4,383 million were down $530 million from 2010. Stronger margins increased earnings by $260 million, while lower volumes reduced earnings by $180 million. Other items, including unfavorable tax effects and higher planned maintenance expense, decreased earnings by $610 million. Prime product sales of 25,006 kt were down 885 kt from 2010.

    Corporate and financing expenses were $2,221 million, up $104 million from 2010.

    Gross share purchases for 2011 were $22 billion, reducing shares outstanding by 278 million shares.

    Estimates of key financial and operating data follow.

    ExxonMobil will discuss financial and operating results and other matters on a webcast at 10 a.m. Central time on January 31, 2012. To listen to the event live or in archive, go to our website at exxonmobil.com.

    Cautionary statement

    Statements relating to future plans, projections, events or conditions are forward-looking statements. Actual results, including project plans, costs, timing, and capacities; capital and exploration expenditures; and share purchase levels, could differ materially due to factors including: changes in oil or gas prices or other market or economic conditions affecting the oil and gas industry, including the scope and duration of economic recessions; the outcome of exploration and development efforts; changes in law or government regulation, including tax and environmental requirements; the outcome of commercial negotiations; changes in technical or operating conditions; and other factors discussed under the heading "Factors Affecting Future Results" in the “Investors” section of our website and in Item 1A of ExxonMobil's 2010 Form 10-K. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date. References to quantities of oil or natural gas may include amounts that we believe will ultimately be produced, but that are not yet classified as “proved reserves” under SEC definitions.

    Frequently used terms

    Consistent with previous practice, this press release includes both earnings excluding special items and earnings per share excluding special items. Both are non-GAAP financial measures and are included to help facilitate comparisons of base business performance across periods. Reconciliation to net income attributable to ExxonMobil is shown in Attachment II. The release also includes cash flow from operations and asset sales. Because of the regular nature of our asset management and divestment program, we believe it is useful for investors to consider proceeds associated with the sales of subsidiaries, property, plant and equipment, and sales and returns of investments together with cash provided by operating activities when evaluating cash available for investment in the business and financing activities. A reconciliation to net cash provided by operating activities is shown in Attachment II. Further information on ExxonMobil's frequently used financial and operating measures and other terms is contained under the heading "Frequently Used Terms" available through the “investors” section of our website at exxonmobil.com.

    Reference to Earnings

    References to total corporate earnings mean net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) from the income statement. Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings, special items, earnings excluding special items, Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Corporate and Financing segment earnings, and earnings per share are ExxonMobil's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.

     
    Attachment I
     
     
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
    (millions of dollars, unless noted)
      Fourth Quarter   Twelve Months
    2011   2010 2011   2010
    Earnings / Earnings Per Share
     
    Total revenues and other income 121,609 105,186 486,429 383,221
    Total costs and other deductions 104,568 89,859 413,172 330,262
    Income before income taxes 17,041 15,327 73,257 52,959
    Income taxes 7,317 5,811 31,051 21,561
    Net income including noncontrolling interests 9,724 9,516 42,206 31,398
    Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 324 266 1,146 938
    Net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) 9,400 9,250 41,060 30,460
     
    Earnings per common share (dollars) 1.97 1.86 8.43 6.24
     
    Earnings per common share
    - assuming dilution (dollars) 1.97 1.85 8.42 6.22
     
    Other Financial Data
     
    Dividends on common stock
    Total 2,247 2,212 9,020 8,498
    Per common share (dollars) 0.47 0.44 1.85 1.74
     
    Millions of common shares outstanding
    At December 31 4,734 4,979
    Average - assuming dilution 4,775 5,031 4,875 4,897
     
    ExxonMobil share of equity at December 31 154,396 146,839
    ExxonMobil share of capital employed at December 31 175,406 166,036
     
    Income taxes 7,317 5,811 31,051 21,561
    Sales-based taxes 8,490 7,614 33,503 28,547
    All other taxes 10,969 10,463 43,544 39,127
    Total taxes 26,776 23,888 108,098 89,235
     
    ExxonMobil share of income taxes of
    equity companies 1,296 1,367 5,603 4,058
         
    Attachment II
     
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
    (millions of dollars)
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011   2010   2011     2010  
    Earnings (U.S. GAAP)
    Upstream
    United States 1,184 1,317 5,096 4,272
    Non-U.S. 7,645 6,163 29,343 19,825
    Downstream
    United States 30 226 2,268 770
    Non-U.S. 395 924 2,191 2,797
    Chemical
    United States 383 522 2,215 2,422
    Non-U.S. 160 545 2,168 2,491
    Corporate and financing (397 ) (447 ) (2,221 ) (2,117 )
    Net income attributable to ExxonMobil 9,400 9,250 41,060 30,460
    Special Items
    Upstream
    United States 0 0 0 0
    Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0
    Downstream
    United States 0 0 0 0
    Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0
    Chemical
    United States 0 0 0 0
    Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0
    Corporate and financing 0 0 0 0
    Corporate total 0 0 0 0
    Earnings Excluding Special Items
    Upstream
    United States 1,184 1,317 5,096 4,272
    Non-U.S. 7,645 6,163 29,343 19,825
    Downstream
    United States 30 226 2,268 770
    Non-U.S. 395 924 2,191 2,797
    Chemical
    United States 383 522 2,215 2,422
    Non-U.S. 160 545 2,168 2,491
    Corporate and financing (397 ) (447 ) (2,221 ) (2,117 )
    Corporate total   9,400     9,250     41,060     30,460  
    Cash flow from operations and asset sales (billions of dollars)
    Net cash provided by operating activities
    (U.S. GAAP)
    10.7 13.0 55.4 48.4
    Proceeds associated with asset sales 6.9 1.7 11.1 3.3
    Cash flow from operations and asset sales   17.6     14.7     66.5     51.7  
     
    Attachment III
     
             
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
     
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 2011 2010
    Net production of crude oil
    and natural gas liquids,
    thousands of barrels daily (kbd)
    United States 432 455 423 408
    Canada/South America 247 266 252 263
    Europe 257 335 270 335
    Africa 468 618 508 628
    Asia 800 800 808 730
    Australia/Oceania 46 52 51 58
    Worldwide 2,250 2,526 2,312 2,422
     
    Natural gas production available for sale,
    millions of cubic feet daily (mcfd)
    United States 4,005 3,869 3,917 2,596
    Canada/South America 400 564 412 569
    Europe 3,866 4,596 3,448 3,836
    Africa 8 9 7 14
    Asia 5,103 5,350 5,047 4,801
    Australia/Oceania 295 264 331 332
    Worldwide 13,677 14,652 13,162 12,148
     
    Oil-equivalent production (koebd) 1 4,530 4,968 4,506 4,447
     
     
     
    1 Gas converted to oil-equivalent at 6 million cubic feet = 1 thousand barrels
     
    Attachment IV
     
           
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
     
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 2011 2010
    Refinery throughput (kbd)
    United States 1,839 1,732 1,784 1,753
    Canada 433 467 430 444
    Europe 1,526 1,501 1,528 1,538
    Asia Pacific 1,157 1,307 1,180 1,249
    Other 295 291 292 269
    Worldwide 5,250 5,298 5,214 5,253
     
    Petroleum product sales (kbd)
    United States 2,579 2,581 2,530 2,511
    Canada 463 475 455 450
    Europe 1,592 1,576 1,596 1,611
    Asia Pacific 1,221 1,277 1,204 1,241
    Other 638 646 628 601
    Worldwide 6,493 6,555 6,413 6,414
     
    Gasolines, naphthas 2,626 2,615 2,541 2,611
    Heating oils, kerosene, diesel 2,080 2,106 2,019 1,951
    Aviation fuels 492 472 492 476
    Heavy fuels 568 602 588 603
    Specialty products 727 760 773 773
    Worldwide 6,493 6,555 6,413 6,414
     
    Chemical prime product sales,
    thousands of metric tons (kt)
    United States 2,392 2,214 9,250 9,815
    Non-U.S. 3,879 4,135 15,756 16,076
    Worldwide 6,271 6,349 25,006 25,891
     
    Attachment V
     
           
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
    (millions of dollars)
     
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 2011 2010
    Capital and Exploration Expenditures
    Upstream
    United States 2,414 2,453 10,741 6,349
    Non-U.S. 6,589 6,346 22,350 20,970
    Total 9,003 8,799 33,091 27,319
    Downstream
    United States 152 170 518 982
    Non-U.S. 493 519 1,602 1,523
    Total 645 689 2,120 2,505
    Chemical
    United States 93 83 290 279
    Non-U.S. 235 435 1,160 1,936
    Total 328 518 1,450 2,215
     
    Other 43 55 105 187
     
    Worldwide 10,019 10,061 36,766 32,226
     
     
    Exploration expenses charged to income
    included above
    Consolidated affiliates
    United States 88 121 268 283
    Non-U.S. 332 427 1,802 1,855
    Equity companies - ExxonMobil share
    United States 3 1 10 4
    Non-U.S. 9 9 13 21
    Worldwide 432 558 2,093 2,163
     
    Attachment VI
         
       
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    EARNINGS
     
     
    $ Millions $ Per Common Share 1
     

    2007

    First Quarter 9,280 1.63
    Second Quarter 10,260 1.83
    Third Quarter 9,410 1.71
    Fourth Quarter 11,660 2.14
    Year 40,610 7.31
     

    2008

    First Quarter 10,890 2.03
    Second Quarter 11,680 2.24
    Third Quarter 14,830 2.86
    Fourth Quarter 7,820 1.55
    Year 45,220 8.70
     

    2009

    First Quarter 4,550 0.92
    Second Quarter 3,950 0.82
    Third Quarter 4,730 0.98
    Fourth Quarter 6,050 1.27
    Year 19,280 3.99
     

    2010

    First Quarter 6,300 1.33
    Second Quarter 7,560 1.61
    Third Quarter 7,350 1.44
    Fourth Quarter 9,250 1.86
    Year 30,460 6.24
     

    2011

    First Quarter 10,650 2.14
    Second Quarter 10,680 2.19
    Third Quarter 10,330 2.13
    Fourth Quarter 9,400 1.97
    Year 41,060 8.43
     
    1 Computed using the average number of shares outstanding during each period.
    The sum of the four quarters may not add to the full year.

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    Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

    IRVING, Texas--()--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM):

                                       
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 % 2011       2010 %

    Earnings Excluding Special Items 1

    $ Millions 9,400 9,250 2 41,060 30,460 35
    $ Per Common Share
    Assuming Dilution 1.97 1.85 6 8.42 6.22 35
     

    Special Items

    $ Millions 0 0 0 0
     

    Earnings

    $ Millions 9,400 9,250 2 41,060 30,460 35
    $ Per Common Share
    Assuming Dilution 1.97 1.85 6 8.42 6.22 35
     
    Capital and Exploration
    Expenditures - $ Millions 10,019 10,061 0 36,766 32,226 14
     

    1 See Reference to Earnings

    EXXONMOBIL'S CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED:

    “ExxonMobil recorded strong results while investing at record levels to develop new supplies of energy that are critical to meeting growing world demand, and supporting economic recovery and growth.

    “Fourth quarter earnings of $9.4 billion were up 2% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Full year 2011 earnings were $41.1 billion, up 35% from 2010, reflecting higher crude oil and natural gas realizations, improved refining and chemical margins, and gains on asset sales.

    “Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $36.8 billion in 2011.

    “Oil-equivalent production was up 1% from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 4%.

    “In 2011, the Corporation distributed $29 billion to shareholders through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.”

    FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

    • Earnings were $9,400 million, an increase of 2% or $150 million from the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • Earnings per share (assuming dilution) were $1.97, an increase of 6% from the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • Capital and exploration expenditures were $10.0 billion, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • Oil-equivalent production decreased 9% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 4%.
    • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $17.6 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $6.9 billion.
    • Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding were $5 billion.
    • Dividends per share of $0.47 increased 7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.
    • ExxonMobil was the high bidder on 50 blocks in the most recent U.S. Gulf of Mexico lease sale, providing new exploration opportunities.
    • Construction of a lower-sulfur fuels project began at the joint Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

    Fourth Quarter 2011 vs. Fourth Quarter 2010

    Upstream earnings were $8,829 million, up $1,349 million from the fourth quarter of 2010. Higher liquids and natural gas realizations increased earnings by $1,990 million. Lower volumes and production mix effects decreased earnings by $1,450 million. All other items, primarily gains on asset sales, increased earnings by $810 million.

    On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 9% from the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 4%.

    Liquids production totaled 2,250 kbd (thousands of barrels per day), down 276 kbd from the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was down 3%, mainly due to field decline.

    Fourth quarter natural gas production was 13,677 mcfd (millions of cubic feet per day), down 975 mcfd from 2010, as U.S. growth was more than offset by field decline and lower demand in Europe.

    Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $1,184 million, $133 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $7,645 million, up $1,482 million from last year.

    Downstream earnings of $425 million were down $725 million from the fourth quarter of 2010. Weaker margins, principally in refining, decreased earnings $740 million. Volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $30 million, while all other items increased earnings by $40 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,493 kbd were 62 kbd lower than last year's fourth quarter.

    Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $30 million, down $196 million from the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $395 million were $529 million lower than last year.

    Chemical earnings of $543 million were $524 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2010. Weaker margins decreased earnings by $230 million, while lower volumes and mix effects reduced earnings by $40 million. Other items, mainly unfavorable tax effects, decreased earnings by $250 million. Fourth quarter prime product sales of 6,271 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 78 kt lower than last year's fourth quarter.

    Corporate and financing expenses were $397 million, down $50 million from the same period in 2010.

    During the fourth quarter of 2011, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 69 million shares of its common stock for the treasury at a gross cost of $5.4 billion. These purchases included $5 billion to reduce the number of shares outstanding, with the balance used to offset shares issued in conjunction with the company's benefit plans and programs. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding are currently anticipated to equal $5 billion in the first quarter of 2012. Purchases may be made in both the open market and through negotiated transactions, and may be increased, decreased or discontinued at any time without prior notice.

    Full Year 2011 vs. Full Year 2010

    Earnings of $41,060 million increased $10,600 million from 2010. Earnings per share increased 35% to $8.42.

    FULL YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Earnings were $41,060 million, up 35%.
    • Earnings per share (assuming dilution) increased 35% to $8.42.
    • Oil-equivalent production was up 1% from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 4%.
    • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $66.5 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $11.1 billion.
    • The Corporation distributed $29 billion to shareholders in 2011 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
    • Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $36.8 billion, up 14% from 2010.

    Upstream earnings were $34,439 million, up $10,342 million from 2010. Higher crude oil and natural gas realizations increased earnings by $10.6 billion, while volume and production mix effects decreased earnings by $2.5 billion. All other items increased earnings by $2.2 billion, driven by higher gains on asset sales of $2.7 billion, partly offset by increased activity.

    On an oil-equivalent basis, production was up 1% compared to 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 4%.

    Liquids production of 2,312 kbd decreased 110 kbd from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was in line with 2010, as higher volumes from Qatar, the U.S., and Iraq offset field decline.

    Natural gas production of 13,162 mcfd increased 1,014 mcfd from 2010, driven by additional U.S. unconventional gas volumes and project ramp-ups in Qatar.

    Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations for 2011 were $5,096 million, an increase of $824 million. Earnings outside the U.S. were $29,343 million, up $9,518 million.

    Downstream earnings of $4,459 million increased $892 million from 2010. Margins, mainly refining, increased earnings by $800 million. Volume and mix effects improved earnings by $630 million. All other items, primarily the absence of favorable tax effects and higher expenses, decreased earnings by $540 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,413 kbd were in line with 2010.

    U.S. Downstream earnings were $2,268 million, up $1,498 million from 2010. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $2,191 million, $606 million lower than last year.

    Chemical earnings of $4,383 million were down $530 million from 2010. Stronger margins increased earnings by $260 million, while lower volumes reduced earnings by $180 million. Other items, including unfavorable tax effects and higher planned maintenance expense, decreased earnings by $610 million. Prime product sales of 25,006 kt were down 885 kt from 2010.

    Corporate and financing expenses were $2,221 million, up $104 million from 2010.

    Gross share purchases for 2011 were $22 billion, reducing shares outstanding by 278 million shares.

    Estimates of key financial and operating data follow.

    ExxonMobil will discuss financial and operating results and other matters on a webcast at 10 a.m. Central time on January 31, 2012. To listen to the event live or in archive, go to our website at exxonmobil.com.

    Cautionary statement

    Statements relating to future plans, projections, events or conditions are forward-looking statements. Actual results, including project plans, costs, timing, and capacities; capital and exploration expenditures; and share purchase levels, could differ materially due to factors including: changes in oil or gas prices or other market or economic conditions affecting the oil and gas industry, including the scope and duration of economic recessions; the outcome of exploration and development efforts; changes in law or government regulation, including tax and environmental requirements; the outcome of commercial negotiations; changes in technical or operating conditions; and other factors discussed under the heading "Factors Affecting Future Results" in the “Investors” section of our website and in Item 1A of ExxonMobil's 2010 Form 10-K. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date. References to quantities of oil or natural gas may include amounts that we believe will ultimately be produced, but that are not yet classified as “proved reserves” under SEC definitions.

    Frequently used terms

    Consistent with previous practice, this press release includes both earnings excluding special items and earnings per share excluding special items. Both are non-GAAP financial measures and are included to help facilitate comparisons of base business performance across periods. Reconciliation to net income attributable to ExxonMobil is shown in Attachment II. The release also includes cash flow from operations and asset sales. Because of the regular nature of our asset management and divestment program, we believe it is useful for investors to consider proceeds associated with the sales of subsidiaries, property, plant and equipment, and sales and returns of investments together with cash provided by operating activities when evaluating cash available for investment in the business and financing activities. A reconciliation to net cash provided by operating activities is shown in Attachment II. Further information on ExxonMobil's frequently used financial and operating measures and other terms is contained under the heading "Frequently Used Terms" available through the “investors” section of our website at exxonmobil.com.

    Reference to Earnings

    References to total corporate earnings mean net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) from the income statement. Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings, special items, earnings excluding special items, Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Corporate and Financing segment earnings, and earnings per share are ExxonMobil's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.

     
    Attachment I
     
     
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
    (millions of dollars, unless noted)
      Fourth Quarter   Twelve Months
    2011   2010 2011   2010
    Earnings / Earnings Per Share
     
    Total revenues and other income 121,609 105,186 486,429 383,221
    Total costs and other deductions 104,568 89,859 413,172 330,262
    Income before income taxes 17,041 15,327 73,257 52,959
    Income taxes 7,317 5,811 31,051 21,561
    Net income including noncontrolling interests 9,724 9,516 42,206 31,398
    Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 324 266 1,146 938
    Net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) 9,400 9,250 41,060 30,460
     
    Earnings per common share (dollars) 1.97 1.86 8.43 6.24
     
    Earnings per common share
    - assuming dilution (dollars) 1.97 1.85 8.42 6.22
     
    Other Financial Data
     
    Dividends on common stock
    Total 2,247 2,212 9,020 8,498
    Per common share (dollars) 0.47 0.44 1.85 1.74
     
    Millions of common shares outstanding
    At December 31 4,734 4,979
    Average - assuming dilution 4,775 5,031 4,875 4,897
     
    ExxonMobil share of equity at December 31 154,396 146,839
    ExxonMobil share of capital employed at December 31 175,406 166,036
     
    Income taxes 7,317 5,811 31,051 21,561
    Sales-based taxes 8,490 7,614 33,503 28,547
    All other taxes 10,969 10,463 43,544 39,127
    Total taxes 26,776 23,888 108,098 89,235
     
    ExxonMobil share of income taxes of
    equity companies 1,296 1,367 5,603 4,058
         
    Attachment II
     
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
    (millions of dollars)
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011   2010   2011     2010  
    Earnings (U.S. GAAP)
    Upstream
    United States 1,184 1,317 5,096 4,272
    Non-U.S. 7,645 6,163 29,343 19,825
    Downstream
    United States 30 226 2,268 770
    Non-U.S. 395 924 2,191 2,797
    Chemical
    United States 383 522 2,215 2,422
    Non-U.S. 160 545 2,168 2,491
    Corporate and financing (397 ) (447 ) (2,221 ) (2,117 )
    Net income attributable to ExxonMobil 9,400 9,250 41,060 30,460
    Special Items
    Upstream
    United States 0 0 0 0
    Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0
    Downstream
    United States 0 0 0 0
    Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0
    Chemical
    United States 0 0 0 0
    Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0
    Corporate and financing 0 0 0 0
    Corporate total 0 0 0 0
    Earnings Excluding Special Items
    Upstream
    United States 1,184 1,317 5,096 4,272
    Non-U.S. 7,645 6,163 29,343 19,825
    Downstream
    United States 30 226 2,268 770
    Non-U.S. 395 924 2,191 2,797
    Chemical
    United States 383 522 2,215 2,422
    Non-U.S. 160 545 2,168 2,491
    Corporate and financing (397 ) (447 ) (2,221 ) (2,117 )
    Corporate total   9,400     9,250     41,060     30,460  
    Cash flow from operations and asset sales (billions of dollars)
    Net cash provided by operating activities
    (U.S. GAAP)
    10.7 13.0 55.4 48.4
    Proceeds associated with asset sales 6.9 1.7 11.1 3.3
    Cash flow from operations and asset sales   17.6     14.7     66.5     51.7  
     
    Attachment III
     
             
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
     
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 2011 2010
    Net production of crude oil
    and natural gas liquids,
    thousands of barrels daily (kbd)
    United States 432 455 423 408
    Canada/South America 247 266 252 263
    Europe 257 335 270 335
    Africa 468 618 508 628
    Asia 800 800 808 730
    Australia/Oceania 46 52 51 58
    Worldwide 2,250 2,526 2,312 2,422
     
    Natural gas production available for sale,
    millions of cubic feet daily (mcfd)
    United States 4,005 3,869 3,917 2,596
    Canada/South America 400 564 412 569
    Europe 3,866 4,596 3,448 3,836
    Africa 8 9 7 14
    Asia 5,103 5,350 5,047 4,801
    Australia/Oceania 295 264 331 332
    Worldwide 13,677 14,652 13,162 12,148
     
    Oil-equivalent production (koebd) 1 4,530 4,968 4,506 4,447
     
     
     
    1 Gas converted to oil-equivalent at 6 million cubic feet = 1 thousand barrels
     
    Attachment IV
     
           
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
     
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 2011 2010
    Refinery throughput (kbd)
    United States 1,839 1,732 1,784 1,753
    Canada 433 467 430 444
    Europe 1,526 1,501 1,528 1,538
    Asia Pacific 1,157 1,307 1,180 1,249
    Other 295 291 292 269
    Worldwide 5,250 5,298 5,214 5,253
     
    Petroleum product sales (kbd)
    United States 2,579 2,581 2,530 2,511
    Canada 463 475 455 450
    Europe 1,592 1,576 1,596 1,611
    Asia Pacific 1,221 1,277 1,204 1,241
    Other 638 646 628 601
    Worldwide 6,493 6,555 6,413 6,414
     
    Gasolines, naphthas 2,626 2,615 2,541 2,611
    Heating oils, kerosene, diesel 2,080 2,106 2,019 1,951
    Aviation fuels 492 472 492 476
    Heavy fuels 568 602 588 603
    Specialty products 727 760 773 773
    Worldwide 6,493 6,555 6,413 6,414
     
    Chemical prime product sales,
    thousands of metric tons (kt)
    United States 2,392 2,214 9,250 9,815
    Non-U.S. 3,879 4,135 15,756 16,076
    Worldwide 6,271 6,349 25,006 25,891
     
    Attachment V
     
           
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    FOURTH QUARTER 2011
    (millions of dollars)
     
    Fourth Quarter Twelve Months
    2011 2010 2011 2010
    Capital and Exploration Expenditures
    Upstream
    United States 2,414 2,453 10,741 6,349
    Non-U.S. 6,589 6,346 22,350 20,970
    Total 9,003 8,799 33,091 27,319
    Downstream
    United States 152 170 518 982
    Non-U.S. 493 519 1,602 1,523
    Total 645 689 2,120 2,505
    Chemical
    United States 93 83 290 279
    Non-U.S. 235 435 1,160 1,936
    Total 328 518 1,450 2,215
     
    Other 43 55 105 187
     
    Worldwide 10,019 10,061 36,766 32,226
     
     
    Exploration expenses charged to income
    included above
    Consolidated affiliates
    United States 88 121 268 283
    Non-U.S. 332 427 1,802 1,855
    Equity companies - ExxonMobil share
    United States 3 1 10 4
    Non-U.S. 9 9 13 21
    Worldwide 432 558 2,093 2,163
     
    Attachment VI
         
       
    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    EARNINGS
     
     
    $ Millions $ Per Common Share 1
     

    2007

    First Quarter 9,280 1.63
    Second Quarter 10,260 1.83
    Third Quarter 9,410 1.71
    Fourth Quarter 11,660 2.14
    Year 40,610 7.31
     

    2008

    First Quarter 10,890 2.03
    Second Quarter 11,680 2.24
    Third Quarter 14,830 2.86
    Fourth Quarter 7,820 1.55
    Year 45,220 8.70
     

    2009

    First Quarter 4,550 0.92
    Second Quarter 3,950 0.82
    Third Quarter 4,730 0.98
    Fourth Quarter 6,050 1.27
    Year 19,280 3.99
     

    2010

    First Quarter 6,300 1.33
    Second Quarter 7,560 1.61
    Third Quarter 7,350 1.44
    Fourth Quarter 9,250 1.86
    Year 30,460 6.24
     

    2011

    First Quarter 10,650 2.14
    Second Quarter 10,680 2.19
    Third Quarter 10,330 2.13
    Fourth Quarter 9,400 1.97
    Year 41,060 8.43
     
    1 Computed using the average number of shares outstanding during each period.
    The sum of the four quarters may not add to the full year.

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