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Keeping it Simple with Direct Registration

An option to consider in an effort to simplify record-keeping and automate your holdings is Direct Registration.  Direct Registration is a service that allows shares to be owned, reported and transferred electronically without holding a physical stock certificate representing your MRO common shares. By electing Direct Registration, going forward, your shares would be held in your name and recorded electronically on MRO’s books and records via its transfer agent, Computershare. 


Holding your shares via Direct Registration relieves you from the worry and responsibility of keeping track of your valuable stock certificate(s). It also saves you the time and expense of getting them replaced if you can''t find the physical certificates. Under Direct Registration ownership, you maintain your traditional voting and other rights and benefits as a stockholder.

More Information about Direct Registration:

  • For safekeeping, you can convert your existing physical stock certificate(s) to book-entry stock ownership.
  • You can sell all or some of your book-entry shares simply by calling Computershare , our transfer agent, at 1-888-843-5542 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
  • You can receive your dividends in cash or choose to reinvest all or part of them to purchase additional shares through Marathon Oil''s Dividend Reinvestment Plan.  
  • You can transfer your book-entry shares without having to surrender a physical stock certificate.
  • You can electronically transfer all or some of your shares held by your broker to Direct Registration by contacting your broker.
  • You can electronically transfer all or some of your book-entry shares to your broker at no cost to you by calling our transfer agent.