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Jiffy Lube® Welcomes Youngest Franchisee

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Jiffy Lube® Welcomes Youngest Franchisee13:37 EDT Tuesday, June 05, 2012Baltimore Entrepreneur Carries On Family BusinessHOUSTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jiffy Lube®, the company that pioneered the quick lube industry, announced today that is has signed its youngest franchisee to date, Miles Blauvelt, in Baltimore, Maryland.  At the age of 23, Blauvelt is no stranger to Jiffy Lube, advancing through management and now, transitioning into his new role as owner of MAB Lube, LLC, a Jiffy Lube franchise.  He will operate the Jiffy Lube service center located at 1316 Merritt Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland ? and previously owned by his father.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120605/NY19333LOGO) Although he may be the youngest Jiffy Lube franchise owner, Blauvelt's Jiffy Lube roots began seven years ago when he started working for his father's Jiffy Lube franchise, Delta Lube, and learning the business from the ground up.  Throughout high school summer vacations and while earning his Business Degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, Blauvelt honed his skills and passion for business, preparing him for a career as a Jiffy Lube franchisee. "We are excited to welcome Miles Blauvelt into our growing system of service centers," said Barry Wood, director, market optimization.  "Miles exemplifies the passion and professionalism that Jiffy Lube seeks in all of its franchisees and we are confident that he will be extremely successful."With a network of nearly 2,000 independently owned franchises in North America, Jiffy Lube has a long history within the automotive service industry.  Franchisees have spent an average of 13 years in the Jiffy Lube system."I am thrilled to carry on the family tradition by taking over the business that my father worked so hard to build," said Miles Blauvelt, Jiffy Lube franchisee.  "From customer service to logistical operations, Jiffy Lube has an established reputation in the industry that is supported by a strong franchise program.  I hope we continue to keep Jiffy Lube in our family for generations to come."   Jiffy Lube is seeking qualified franchisee candidates to join its network of service centers.  To learn more about our program and requirements, visit www.franchise.jiffylube.com or call (800) 327-9532. About Jiffy Lube®Jiffy Lube International Inc. ("Jiffy Lube"), with nearly 2,000 franchised service centers in North America, serves approximately 21 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.About Shell Oil CompanyShell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of more than 6,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group [(NYSE:RDS.A) and (NYSE:RDS.B)]. Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc. Motiva Enterprises LLC refines and markets branded products through approximately 8,200 Shell-branded stations in the Eastern and Southern United States.Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 100 countries with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas to Liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects including wind and solar power. For further information, visit www.shell.comNotes to EditorsCautionary NoteThe companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this press release "Shell", "Shell group" and "Royal Dutch Shell" are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words "we", "us" and "our" are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. ''Subsidiaries'', "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell companies" as used in this press release refer to companies in which Royal Dutch Shell either directly or indirectly has control, by having either a majority of the voting rights or the right to exercise a controlling influence. The companies in which Shell has significant influence but not control are referred to as "associated companies" or "associates" and companies in which Shell has joint control are referred to as "jointly controlled entities". In this press release, associates and jointly controlled entities are also referred to as "equity-accounted investments". The term "Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect (for example, through our 23% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest. This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch Shell. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Royal Dutch Shell to market risks and statements expressing management's expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ''anticipate'', ''believe'', ''could'', ''estimate'', ''expect'', ''goals'', ''intend'', ''may'', ''objectives'', ''outlook'', ''plan'', ''probably'', ''project'', ''risks'', ''seek'', ''should'', ''target'', ''will'' and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this press release, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; and (m) changes in trading conditions. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in Royal Dutch Shell's 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 (available at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov ). These factors also should be considered by the reader.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, June 5, 2012. Neither Royal Dutch Shell nor any of its subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this press release that United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly prohibits us from including in our filings with the SEC.  U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 1-32575, available on the SEC website www.sec.gov. You can also obtain these forms from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.CONTACT: Elayne SommersFish Consulting954.893.9150esommers@fish-consulting.comSOURCE Jiffy Lube