Imperial Oil contributes more than $3 million to United Way-Centraide



    CALGARY, March 11 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil is pleased to announce the
company, in partnership with its employees and retirees, contributed more than
$3 million to the 2007 United Way-Centraide campaign across Canada.
    "Our employees and retirees have once again demonstrated outstanding
support and spirit for United Way. Their generosity and enthusiasm have made
this the company's most successful campaign to date," said Tim Hearn,
Imperial's chairman and chief executive officer. "We have a long history of
contributing to United Way in Canada. We recognize the importance of their
services in our community and have seen the difference they make to
Canadians."
    Imperial's 2007 campaign included numerous employee activities including
participation in Days of Caring, chili cook-offs, clothing drives and canoe
races.
    In addition on September 15, 2007, 500 Esso-branded retail gasoline sites
across the country participated in Esso United Way Day and raised nearly
$200,000. On this day, Imperial donated one cent from every litre of gasoline
pumped and one dollar from each car wash sold to United Way.
    United Way-Centraide is a non-profit organization located in 125 Canadian
centres. Each United Way-Centraide works locally to find solutions to
community problems by mobilizing volunteers, identifying community needs and
raising and distributing funds. The money raised this year will help children
and youth, senior citizens in need, families and abused women, disabled and
homeless people as well as newcomers to Canada.

    In 2007, Imperial Oil contributed more than $11 million in community
investment activities across Canada, building on a tradition of corporate
giving that began with the company's inception in 1880. More than 125 years
later, Imperial is supporting organizations from coast-to-coast with an
emphasis on education, environment, and the community.
    For more information about Imperial's community investment activities,
please visit www.imperialoil.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Laura Bishop, Imperial Oil, Public Affairs,
(403) 237-2710


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