2004 Committee Charter : SUN

Authority By resolution dated January 30, 1975, the Sunoco, Inc. Board of Directors established the Public Affairs Committee. This Charter of the Public Affairs Committee was adopted on March 4, 2004.

Membership The Public Affairs Committee shall consist of no fewer than three directors. Every member shall satisfy the independence standards of the New York Stock Exchange Listing Standards and the Company's Categorical Standards of Independence as set forth in the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines. The Board shall appoint a Chairman and the members upon recommendation of the Governance Committee and shall have the power to fill vacancies to the Committee. Additionally, the Board shall have the power to remove any member at any time with or without cause.


"Public Affairs" are the Company's relationships with those individuals, organizations and institutions over which the Company does not have direct control, but whose actions or attitudes are important to the success of the Company (the "Constituencies"). These Constituencies include shareholders, the communities in which the Company does business, the state, local and federal governments, special interest groups, etc. Public Affairs also includes those activities through which the Company projects its public image and fulfills its role as a responsible corporate citizen.

The purpose of the Public Affairs Committee is to provide advice and oversight to management in management's efforts to perform in a manner in which the Company's Constituencies will view the Company as a responsible corporate citizen, and to report to the Board on Committee actions.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Reviews the Company's policies, practices and performance in the areas of environmental protection, health and safety, equal employment opportunity and diversity practices, government affairs, and corporate contributions

2. Assesses and evaluates the Company's performance as a responsible corporate citizen and keeps the Board apprised of the posture, integrity and propriety of the Company's relationship with its Constituencies

3. Reviews management's positions on Public Affairs developments and trends throughout the industries in which the Company operates

4. Reviews the Company's position regarding important Public Affairs issues

5. Assures that the Company addresses critical Public Affairs issues from a perspective that emphasizes the interests of various Constituencies, recognizing the long-term interests of shareholders

6. Assumes oversight responsibility for the resolution of significant complaints from shareholders, and the proper handling of shareholder proposals that concern topics within the purview of the Committee for inclusion in the Company's proxy statement

Committee Evaluations

7. The Committee will conduct an annual self-evaluation and will review the results of the evaluation with the Governance Committee and the Board.

Committee Meetings and Action

8. The following items shall govern Committee meetings and actions:

A majority of the Committee members will be a quorum for the transaction of business.
The action of a majority of those present at a meeting at which a quorum is present will be the act of the Committee.
Any action required to be taken at a meeting of the Committee will be deemed the action of the Committee if all of the Committee members executed, either before or after the action is taken, a written consent and the consent is filed with the Corporate Secretary.
The Chairman will report from time to time to the Board on Committee actions and on the fulfillment of the Committee's duties under its Charter.
The CEO will appoint a senior executive to be the management liaison to the Committee.
The Committee Secretary (who will be the Corporate Secretary) will keep minutes of all Committee meetings, which will be distributed to all Board members.
The Committee will meet at least two times per year and at such other times as may be requested by its Chairman.
The Secretary of the Public Affairs Committee shall prepare and circulate agendas for each year which provide for the Committee's review of all Committee responsibilities. Since this Committee deals with the Company's image in the public mind, current events or incidents may be cause for changes or additions to the proposed agendas. The Chairman or any member of the Committee may request more frequent review or special attention to any subject related to Committee responsibilities. The Committee Secretary and the management liaison will prepare a preliminary agenda. The Chairman will make the final decision regarding the agenda.
The agenda and all materials to be reviewed at the meetings should be received by the Committee members as far in advance of the meeting day as practicable (which will normally be 6 days).
The Committee Secretary should coordinate all mailings to the Committee members, to the extent practicable.