For its third year of activities - The Ultramar Foundation distributes $400,000 to children's charities



    MONTREAL, Nov. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Jean Bernier, President of Ultramar
Ltd., is pleased to announce that the Ultramar Foundation has distributed
$400,000 to 70 children's charitable organizations in communities where the
Company operates.
    "We created the Ultramar Foundation for the purpose of helping
organizations that are dedicated to the well being of individuals and the
development of the community," stated Mr. Bernier. "Again in 2007, we
organized a golf tournament to raise funds for the benefit of children's
charities. This was the third edition of Ultramar's tournament to which
partners and suppliers were invited. It took place on August 20 at the Saint-
Raphael Golf Club on Ile Bizard, near Montreal, and raised $400,000.
    Dedicated to improving the lives of children, the community organizations
(the list of which is attached) who have received the donations offer a wide
range of services, from safe shelters for abused children, the distribution of
breakfasts, warm meals, school supplies and homework assistance to
disadvantaged children, support for prenatal health care, to the purchase of
medical equipment for hospitals providing care for sick or handicapped
children.
    "Thanks to our employees' involvement and generous support from our
suppliers and business partners, we are able to come to the assistance of
hundreds of children who are disadvantaged or who experience difficult
situations in Eastern Canada. Our tournament was introduced only three years
ago and, yet, has already raised over one million dollars, pointed out
Mr. Jean Bernier. We are very proud to support so many worthy causes. In
addition, since the beneficiaries were chosen by our employees, these
donations have a very special significance," concluded Ultramar's President.

    About Ultramar

    Headquartered in Montreal, Ultramar owns and operates a refinery that
currently has a production capacity of 215,000 barrels of oil per day, at
Lévis, near Quebec City. It markets gasoline and diesel fuel via a network of
approximately 1,000 service stations and convenience stores and 85 cardlocks
for the trucking industry, in addition to selling home heating oil to some
150,000 customers. Ultramar Ltd., a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation
(VLO on the New York Stock Exchange), employs over 3,700 persons and its
refining, distribution and retail sales networks contribute to supporting more
than 10,000 jobs, making it one of the largest employers in Eastern Canada.
For more information on Ultramar, visit the Company's website at:
http://www.ultramar.ca.

    
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                       LIST OF RECIPIENT ORGANIZATIONS
                                     2007
                           The Ultramar Foundation
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    ORGANIZATIONS                                                       2007
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    Opération Enfant Soleil                                          $15,000
    Leucan Québec                                                    $12,000
    Le Pignon Bleu, la Maison pour grandir                           $10,000
    Association québécoise de la fibrose kystique - Section Québec    $7,500
    Fondation Georgette-Lavallée                                      $7,500
    Carrefour des enfants de Saint-Malo inc.                          $7,000
    L'Adoberge Chaudière-Appalaches                                   $5,000
    Fondation du CHUQ - Grand tour de roue du Dr. Samson              $5,000
    Grands frères et Grandes soeurs de Québec (Les)                   
$5,000
    Jonction pour Elle inc.                                           $5,000
    Joujouthèque Basse-Ville                                          $5,000
    Maison des Jeunes La Ruche de Saint-Romuald inc.                  $5,000
    Ressources-Naissances                                             $5,000
    Unité mobile communautaire d'intervention "Le Monarque"           $5,000
    Unité Néo-Natale du Centre Mère-Enfant du CHUQ                    $5,000
    AQEA chapitre de Québec inc.                                      $4,000
    Centre communautaire de Beauport inc.                             $4,000
    Les déjeuners du bonheur                                          $4,000
    Fondation du Centre de la famille Valcartier                      $4,000
    Fondation du Centre Psycho-Pédagogique de Québec                  $4,000
    Fondation Cité Joie                                               $4,000
    Fondation Olobinière                                              $4,000
    Fondation des sourds du Québec inc.                               $4,000
    Maison de la Famille Chutes Chaudière                             $4,000
    Patro de Charlesbourg                                             $4,000
    Association québécoise des troubles d'apprentissage               $3,000
    Maison de la Famille Nouvelle-Beauce                              $3,000
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                       SUB-TOTAL - QUEBEC CITY (27 organizations)   $150,000
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    Fondation de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine                            $30,000
    La Fondation de l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants               $25,000
    Fondation de la recherche sur les maladies infantiles            $25,000
    Assistance d'enfance en difficulté (AED)                          $7,500
    Fondation du centre jeunesse de la Montérégie                     $5,000
    Fondation Marie-Vincent                                           $5,000
    Institut Pacifique                                                $5,000
    Je Passe Partout                                                  $5,000
    La Maison d'Aurore                                                $5,000
    La Maison des Enfants de l'Ile de Montréal                        $5,000
    Nourrir un enfant                                                 $5,000
    Tel-jeunes                                                        $5,000
    L'Autre Escale                                                    $3,500
    Centre de répit Philou                                            $3,500
    La Maison Bleue                                                   $3,500
    La Maison de Jonathan inc.                                        $3,500
    Action Secours, Vie d'Espoir                                      $3,000
    Fonds d'aide aux enfants du Camp Mariste                          $3,000
    L'ancre des jeunes                                                $2,500
    Allô prof                                                         $2,500
    Association des jeunes de la Petite Bourgogne                     $2,500
    East Foundation                                                   $2,500
    Fondation Autisme Laurentides                                     $2,500
    Fondation Autisme Montréal (FAM)                                  $2,500
    Fondation les petits trésors de l'Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies    $2,500
    Les Fourchettes de l'Espoir                                       $2,500
    Maison de jeunes "Le Chemin Faisant Inc."                         $2,500
    Le Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21                               $2,500
    Services de répit Emergo                                          $2,500
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                       SUB-TOTAL - MONTREAL (29 organizations)      $175,000
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    IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation                          $10,000
    Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation                           $10,000
    Wee Care Development Centre                                       $7,000
    Antigonish Guysborough Early Childhood Intervention
     Program (AGECIP)                                                 $4,000
    Camp Gencheff                                                     $4,000
    Daniel McLellan Memorial Fund                                     $4,000
    Camp Mockingee                                                    $3,000
    Roots of Empathy                                                  $3,000
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                       SUB-TOTAL - ATLANTIC (8 organizations)        $45,000
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    Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation                $10,500
    Champions for Children Foundation                                 $5,000
    La Maison Familiale Debra Dynes                                   $5,000
    Operation Go Home                                                 $3,500
    Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cornwall and District               $3,000
    The Children's Treatment Center                                   $3,000
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                       SUB-TOTAL - ONTARIO (6 organizations)         $30,000
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                       GRAND TOTAL (70 organizations)               $400,000
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For further information:

For further information: Michel Martin, Manager, Public and Government
Affairs, (514) 499-6211, michel_martin@ultramar.ca; Source: Ultramar Ltd.

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