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Exxon director calls activist campaign, ESG pressures a 'tidal wave' - speech

FILE PHOTO: Logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp Director Ursula Burns called environmental pressures and the successful activist campaign to gain board seats at the biggest U.S. oil producer a "tidal wave" in a speech on Wednesday.

"The timing was perfect," said Burns, who spoke at a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas virtual event.

Exxon shareholders elected three directors nominated by hedge fund Engine No. 1 to the company's board.

(Reporting by Jennifer Hiller; Editing by Chris Reese)

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