Suncor Energy named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

    CALGARY, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Suncor Energy Inc. has been selected as one of
Canada's Top 100 Employers in Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s annual competition
recognizing employers that are industry leaders in attracting and retaining
    "We're thrilled to be selected as a top employer" said Sue Lee, Suncor's
senior vice president, human resources and communications. "It's not an
organization that makes it a great place to work; it's the people. And this
award is a testament to the kind of workplace our people have created."
    Specifically, the company was recognized for benefits that go above and
beyond traditional compensation, including personal paid days off, educational
tuition subsidies, a flexible health benefits plan, and scholarships awarded
to employees' children.
    "Suncor has a history of attracting and retaining talented people, and as
we move forward on operational excellence and our expansion plans, finding
innovative ways to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's employees will
play an increasingly important role," continued Lee.
    To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment
histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada. Employers were then asked to
complete an extensive application process that included a detailed review of
their operations and HR practices. The Top 100 is featured in Maclean's
magazine's October 4 edition.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that address goals,
expectations or projections about the future. These statements are based on
Suncor's current goals, expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions,
as well as its current budgets and plans for capital expenditures. Some of the
forward-looking statements may be identified by the words and phrases "move
forward", "plans", "finding" and similar expressions. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially, as a
result of factors, risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, to which
Suncor's business is subject. Further discussion of the risks, uncertainties
and other factors that could affect these plans, and any actual results, is
included in Suncor's annual report to shareholders and other documents filed
with regulatory authorities.

    Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company headquartered in
Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray,
Alberta, extracts and upgrades oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and
diesel fuel, while operations throughout Western Canada produce natural gas.
Suncor operates a refining and marketing business in Ontario with retail
distribution under the Sunoco brand. U.S.A. downstream assets include pipeline
and refining operations in Colorado and Wyoming and retail sales in the Denver
area under the Phillips 66(R) brand. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are
listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

    Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is an authorized licensee of the Phillips
66(R) brand and marks in the state of Colorado. Sunoco in Canada is separate
and unrelated to Sunoco in the United States, which is owned by Sunoco, Inc.
of Philadelphia.

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For further information: Shawn Davis, (403) 920-8379

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