Par Petroleum appoints Dods as independent director

Par Petroleum Corp. (NYSE MKT: PARR) has appointed Walter A. Dods Jr. to its board of directors, effective immediately following the company's 2015 annual meeting of stockholders to be held on June 3. 

Dods served as chairman of the board of First Hawaiian Bank from 2005 until his retirement in 2008. He also served on the boards of Koko'oha and Mid Pac Petroleum LLC until April. Dods currently serves as chairman of the board of Matson Inc., a position he has held since January 2010, and as a director of Matson Inc. since 1989. He also serves on the boards of Bancwest Corp., Pacific Guardian Life, First Hawaiian Bank (past chairman), Hawaiian Telcom (past chairman), Bank of the West, Pohaku Pa'a, and Servco Pacific Inc. 

Additionally, Dods serves on several civic and community boards throughout Hawaii, including Chaminade University of Honolulu. Dods received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii.

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