ExxonMobil-Synthetic Genomics Inc. Media Advisory

LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Synthetic Genomics Inc. will announce the next step in their research to develop next generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae at a press conference at SGI headquarters in La Jolla, California on July 14, 2010.

Dr. Emil Jacobs, vice president of research and development at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, and Dr. J. Craig Venter, founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., will make the announcement.

Media who are unable to attend in person are invited to participate through an interactive audio teleconference.

Details are as follows:

Date/Time: July 14, 2010, 10:30 AM Pacific time/1:30 PM Eastern time

Location: SGI headquarters: 11149 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA

Press Conference Media Call-In Number*: 888-455-2296 or 719-325-2433

Participant Passcode: 8901433
*Phone lines will be open 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.

Photographs and b-roll will be available for download beginning 10 AM Pacific time.

    Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation