ExxonMobil Joins Honda Performance Development to Support Acura's Inaugural Run in the American Le Mans Series

    ExxonMobil to Provide Its Flagship Mobil 1 Synthetic Engine Oil for All
Acura LMP2 Race Car Engines

    FAIRFAX, VA., April 3 /CNW/ - Expanding the broad presence its flagship
Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil has in high-performance motorsports, ExxonMobil
today announced a global technical cooperative agreement with Honda
Performance Development (HPD), a subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.,
and the Honda technical operations center, for the development and design of
Acura's high-performance racing engines.

    As part of the agreement, ExxonMobil's signature Mobil 1 synthetic engine
oil will be used in all three Acura LMP2 race car engines for the 2007 and
2008 seasons of the American Le Mans Series. ExxonMobil also provides
technical support for the team, which made its American Le Mans Series debut
on March 17, 2007, at the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race in Central

    "As the world's leading synthetic motor oil, Mobil 1 technology has long
been recognized within the racing community for its ability to deliver
exceptional performance and long-lasting protection for engines that operate
under the most demanding of conditions," said Nancy Carlson, strategic global
alliances manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties. "We look forward to
working side by side with the Acura and HPD team members and helping them
drive to the Winner's Circle with a successful debut in the ultra-competitive
American Le Mans Series."

    "In returning Acura to international sports car racing, we could not
think of a better way to help achieve our goal of winning than by joining with
ExxonMobil and having Mobil 1 by our side," said Robert Clarke, president,
Honda Performance Development. "As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Acura
with our entry of three factory supported teams into the American Le Mans
Series, we anticipate that our experience in advanced engine design, and the
technical expertise and motorsports experience of Mobil 1 will help create an
exciting season for the fans, our sponsors and our teams."

    As part of the agreement, ExxonMobil will participate in various
marketing, advertising and promotional activities with Acura, HPD and the
Acura LMP2 race cars. In addition to the team's debut at the 55th Mobil 1
Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Acura LMP2 teams will compete in the remaining 11
races during the 2007 American Le Mans Series season, as well as the 2008

    In August of 2006, ExxonMobil and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced that
Mobil 1 was selected as the factory and service fill motor oil for the newly
launched 2007 Acura RDX Luxury SUV. Mobil 1 was chosen for its ability to meet
the unique lubrication demands of the first-ever Acura turbocharged and
intercooled engine.

    For more information about Mobil 1 products call 1-800-MOBIL25 or visit

    Mobil 1, Exxon and ExxonMobil are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil
Corporation (NYSE:  XOM) or one of its subsidiaries.

For further information:

For further information: Weber Shandwick Rob Duda, 212-445-8037 or
ExxonMobil Media Line, 703-846-4467

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