ExxonMobil confirms 'tragic' death of UK executive in Belgium

26 October 2012 12:24  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--A British senior executive of US oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has died in Belgium, the company confirmed on Friday, with reports indicating that he was murdered.

ExxonMobil executive Nick Mockford was reportedly shot as he left an Italian restaurant in a suburb of Brussels with his wife on 14 October. So far, no one has been arrested for the killing, but two men are said to have been spotted running away from the scene.

ExxonMobil would not comment on the nature of Mockford’s death, which but described the incident as “tragic”.

“We were shocked by the tragic death of Nick Mockford, one of our employees a fortnight ago in Brussels. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues and we are supporting them as best we can at this very difficult time,” the company said in a statement.

Exxon added that there was no sign that Mockford’s death was a result of his work with ExxonMobil.

“Mr Mockford was a department manager at our office close to Brussels, but we have no indication that the incident was work related,” the company added.

By: Tom Brown
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