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Press release from CNW Group

Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil Canada raise nearly $4.2 million for United Way-Centraide

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil Canada raise nearly $4.2 million for United Way-Centraide11:19 EDT Thursday, May 03, 2012Annual campaign surpasses $4 million for second consecutive yearAlmost 1,000 employees and annuitants participated in Day of Caring events$170,000 raised from limited edition Esso United Way gift card programCALGARY, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil Canada, in association with its employees and retirees, raised close to $4.2 for United Way-Centraide in 2011."Our employees and retirees have come together to demonstrate generosity and goodwill toward the communities where we live and work," said Bruce March, chairman, president and CEO of Imperial Oil. "We have a long, proud tradition of supporting 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 2011 United Way campaign was one of the most successful in company history on a variety of fronts. Funds raised topped the company's record-breaking 2010 campaign. Almost 1,000 employees and retirees across Canada participated as volunteers in Day of Caring activities, which benefited United Way-supported agencies across the country. Employees also took part in a variety of successful fundraising events.Included in the overall campaign donation is $170,000 raised from the limited-edition $25 Esso United Way Gift Card program. For every card sold at participating Esso retail sites in Canada, Imperial donated $2 to the United Way.Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's petroleum industry. The company is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, Canada's largest petroleum refiner, a key petrochemical producer and a leading marketer with coast-to-coast supply and retail service station networks.For more information about Imperial's community investment activities, please visit www.imperialoil.caExxonMobil Canada is a leading developer and producer of oil and natural gas off Canada's East Coast.About United WayUnited Way is a national non-profit organization that works in partnership with others to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities. With the generous support of Canadians, we help kids be all that they can be, build healthy people and strong communities and move people from poverty to possibility. For more information, please go to www.unitedway.caFor further information: Jon Harding Imperial Oil, Public and Government Affairs (403) 237-2710