Fill up at Esso this Saturday and support United Way!

    Imperial Oil celebrates United Way Day on September 15

    CALGARY, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - The fifth annual Esso United Way Day will take
place on Saturday, September 15 at 500 Esso sites across Canada. Esso will
donate one cent for every litre of gasoline pumped and one dollar from each
car wash sold to United Way organizations across the country.
    "By simply filling up at your local Esso station this weekend, you're
helping the people in your community," says Simon Smith, vice-president of
fuels marketing at Imperial Oil. "At Esso, we recognize the importance of
United Way in our community and we're delighted to maintain our commitment to
this organization from coast to coast. Last year's one-day event raised more
than $185,000 for United Way in Canada."
    "Individual customer contributions may seem small, but in fact, Esso
United Way Day represents one of the largest one-day fundraiser of United Way
Canada," notes Al Hatton, President & CEO of United Way Canada. "Through this
initiative, Imperial Oil remains one of Canada's leading donors to United Way.
We are thrilled to see Imperial Oil grow its participation in Esso United Way
Day and commend the organization for its long-term involvement - contributing
more than $17 million since 2000."
    Funds generated from this initiative will be used to support United Way
agencies helping youth, families, the homeless and others in need.
    Imperial Oil's Esso United Way Day is one component of the company's
overall national United Way campaign - a campaign that raised close to
$3 million for the organization in 2006.
    In 2006, Imperial Oil contributed more than $12 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


    The following representatives from Imperial Oil will be available for
interviews and photo opportunities at Esso sites across Canada from 11:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, September 15:

    Robert Speirs         Territory manager                   20250 80th Ave.
                                                                 Langley, BC

    Chris Erickson        Vice-president and         6815 MacLeod Trail South
                          general manager,                        Calgary, AB
                          refining and supply

    Tim Go                Strathcona refinery manager           3341 34th St.
                                                                Edmonton, AB

    Paul Smith            Controller and senior
                          vice-president, finance and      2500 Don Mills Rd.
                          administration                      North York, ON
    Kevin Arseneau        Territory manager                 401 Hazeldean Rd.
                                                                  Kanata, ON

    Curt Riley            Sarnia refinery manager             1114 London Rd.
                                                                  Sarnia, ON

    Claude Larochelle     Division sales manager,   6270 Hippolyte-Lafontaine
                          retail                                   Anjoul, QC
                          Eastern Canada

    Quebec City
    Andre Laroche         Territory manager          9485 Boul Henri Bourassa
                                                             Charlesbourg, QC

    Ken Bandy             Area manager, business                  5 Plaza Rd.
                          support centres                        Moncton, NB

    Janet Matsushita      Dartmouth refinery manager           6020 Young St.
                                                                 Halifax, NS

For further information:

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

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