Sunoco Inc--Form 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 5, 2007 (July 3, 2007)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Pennsylvania   1-6841   23-1743282

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission file number)  

(IRS employer

identification no.)


1735 Market Street, Suite LL, Philadelphia, PA   19103-7583
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officer; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

On July 3, 2007, Sunoco, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that, effective July 9, 2007, Joel H. Maness will step down as Executive Vice President, Refining & Supply, in order to spend more time with family and pursue other interests. He will continue to be employed by the Company on a part-time basis as Strategic Advisor on refining and supply issues reporting directly to John G. Drosdick, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

The Company also announced that Michael J. Hennigan, Senior Vice President, Supply, Trading, Sales and Transportation and Vincent J. Kelley, Senior Vice President, Refining, each of whom currently report to Mr. Maness, now will report directly to Mr. Drosdick.

A copy of the Company’s news release, announcing these changes, is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits

99.1—Sunoco, Inc. Press Release, dated July 3, 2007

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained in the exhibits to this report that state the Company’s or its management’s expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect those results include those mentioned in the documents that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


        SUNOCO, INC.
Date: July 5, 2007    

/s/ Joseph P. Krott

    Joseph P. Krott
    (Principal Accounting Officer)


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99.1    Sunoco, Inc. Press Release, dated July 3, 2007.


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