ExxonMobil Commemorates Africa Malaria Day 2007



    Plans to Award More than $4 Million to African Nations Battling Disease

    IRVING, TEXAS, April 25 /CNW/ - In commemoration of Africa Malaria Day
2007 (April 25th), the ExxonMobil Foundation announced today the award of a
series of grants, totaling more than $4 million, that will support efforts in
Angola, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria to battle malaria and other
infectious diseases.

    "With a workforce in Africa that numbers in the thousands, and as one of
the largest direct foreign investors in the continent, ExxonMobil has
witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of malaria and other infectious
diseases," said Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation
(NYSE:  XOM). "We are proud to do our part to help advocate for needed
resources, innovative solutions, and a new level of global collaboration to
achieve results in the fight against malaria."

    These critical grants will support several organizations actively
combating malaria and saving lives in Africa today including Safe Blood for
Africa, JHPIEGO, Medisend, Africare, Population Services International and the
Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Their efforts cover a wide range of tactics in
the fight against malaria: training and capacity building; improving
accountability in metrics; and providing on-the-ground intervention. A primary
goal of ExxonMobil Foundation's Africa Health Initiative is to strengthen the
ability of Africans to stop the spread of malaria and treat more effectively
the people who are ill with the disease.

    Specifically, ExxonMobil Foundation announced the following grants:

    --  Safe Blood for Africa to establish a safe blood supply, crucial to
fighting blood borne diseases in Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria;

    --  JHPIEGO to develop programs treating malaria in pregnant women in
Angola and Nigeria;

    --  Medisend to promote capacity building in Angola, Equatorial Guinea
and Nigeria;

    --  Africare to improve community health-based systems, train caregivers,
and to provide medicines and insecticide-treated bed nets in Angola-Kwanza Sul
Province;

    --  Population Services International to encourage and train citizens to
use bed nets, provide intermittent medical treatment to pregnant women, and to
stage on-the-ground interventions in Angola;

    --  Roll Back Malaria Partnership to assist Angola and Chad in their
efforts to qualify for Global Fund malaria grants.

    Africa Malaria Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the 2000 Abuja
Declaration, during which African heads of state committed to reducing
malaria-related deaths by half by the end of this decade. That same year, the
ExxonMobil Foundation established its Africa Health Initiative, which aims to
support disease prevention, control and treatment programs focused on malaria.

    Since 2000, ExxonMobil has contributed nearly $100 million to African
community projects and is committing an additional $10 million this year to
the fight against malaria. ExxonMobil is the largest non-pharmaceutical
corporate donor to malaria research and development efforts and the largest
corporate donor to the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).

    In addition to its efforts on the African continent, ExxonMobil will
participate in a variety of programs spanning the globe on Africa Malaria Day
that are designed to bring attention to, mobilize action in, and raise money
for the fight against malaria, a disease that kills more than one million
people each year, principally pregnant women and children under the age of
five.

    "Fighting malaria is everyone's business," said Dr. Steven Phillips,
ExxonMobil's Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects. "Through our global
advocacy, R&D, and malaria control projects, ExxonMobil is applying our core
business capabilities to harness the power of partnerships to save lives."

    About ExxonMobil

    ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil
Corporation in the United States. The Foundation and the Corporation engage in
a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science
in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United
States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education
at the K-12 and higher education levels. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding
to improve basic education and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in
developing countries. In 2006, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and
affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $139 million in contributions
worldwide, with $54 million dedicated to education. Additional information on
ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at
www.exxonmobil.com/community.




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