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Press release from CNW Group

Imperial Oil to build office complex in southeast Calgary

Friday, September 28, 2012

Imperial Oil to build office complex in southeast Calgary15:13 EDT Friday, September 28, 2012Construction and ongoing operations to provide significant economic benefits for local economyLocated on 20-acre site in southeast Calgary, the five low-rise buildings on campus will comply with the LEED Gold building standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship Move-in begins in 2014; full occupancy expected by 2016CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil announced today the plans to relocate its Calgary offices to a campus-style office complex in southeast Calgary to consolidate and support its growing operations.The complex will be located on a 20-acre site in Quarry Park and will bring together Imperial staff from several downtown Calgary office locations. It will contain five low-rise office buildings with 800,000 total square feet of office space, support facilities, food service, wellness centre and other employee amenities."Imperial has embarked on a decade-long period of substantial growth and expansion. This new campus will provide an opportunity to consolidate our Calgary offices in one location, offer additional space for our growing workforce and provide a superior working environment for our people," said Paul Masschelin, senior vice-president of finance and administration for Imperial Oil. "The complex will be constructed to high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, and will promote new opportunities for employee collaboration in their daily work."Employees will move in two phases, beginning in 2014. Full occupancy is expected in 2016.Construction and ongoing operations will create hundreds of jobs, substantial provincial and local taxes and other significant benefits to the Alberta and Calgary-area economies.About Imperial Oil Imperial Oil Limited is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's oil and gas 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 networks. For more information, visit imperialoil.ca.Video with caption: "Video: Video renderings of planned Imperial Oil office complex". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120928_C2694_VIDEO_EN_18644.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120928_C2694_PHOTO_EN_18644.jpg&clientName=Imperial%20Oil%20Limited&caption=Video%3A%20Video%20renderings%20of%20planned%20Imperial%20Oil%20office%20complex%0D%0A%0D%0A&title=IMPERIAL%20OIL%20LIMITED%20%2D%20Imperial%20Oil%20to%20build%20office%20complex%20in%20southeast%20Calgary&headline=Imperial%20Oil%20to%20build%20office%20complex%20in%20southeast%20CalgaryImage with caption: "Workspace (CNW Group/Imperial Oil Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120928_C2694_PHOTO_EN_18628.jpgImage with caption: "Reception (CNW Group/Imperial Oil Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120928_C2694_PHOTO_EN_18634.jpgImage with caption: "Courtyard (CNW Group/Imperial Oil Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120928_C2694_PHOTO_EN_18632.jpgImage with caption: "Aerial View 2 (CNW Group/Imperial Oil Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120928_C2694_PHOTO_EN_18626.jpgImage with caption: "Aerial View 1 (CNW Group/Imperial Oil Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120928_C2694_PHOTO_EN_18630.jpgSOURCE: Imperial Oil LimitedFor further information: Public & Government Affairs Imperial Oil (403) 237-2710