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Friday, 9 Sept, 2011  

ExxonMobil and employees raise more than USD $36, 000 for Society for the Physically Disabled

SINGAPORE – About 600 ExxonMobil employees and their family members will be going the distance for the Society for the Physically Disabled this year at its annual running carnival on Saturday (10 September). 

Participating ExxonMobil employees, their family members and their friends, with matching funds from ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, have raised over $36,000 for the society to provide rehabilitation subsidies for those with physical disabilities.

Mr Georges Grosliere, venture director of the second petrochemical project and management sponsor of the company’s running club,said: “We are pleased that through the participation of our employees, their families and their friends this year, we are also able to support for those with physical disabilities and make a positive impact on their lives.”

Ms Loi Boon Lee, director of community partnerships at the Society for the Physically Disabled said: “SPD relies on the support of the community to provide programmes and services for people with disabilities to maximise their potential to be self-reliant and independent. We are grateful to ExxonMobil for raising funds to provide rehabilitation subsidies for people with physical disabilities, and hope that more will step forward to extend their support.”

Participants in “Running for a Cause” will be running one of three distances at 2km, 5km or 9km, under various categories. For every employee who had registered and donated a minimum sum of $10 to take part, ExxonMobil matched their donations dollar-for-dollar.

Mr Kwa Chong Seng, chairman and managing director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, said: “We are glad to be able to support the rehabilitation needs of those with physical disabilities. It is another example of how ExxonMobil and its employees seek to make a meaningful impact in the communities where we operate.”

About ExxonMobil in Singapore

ExxonMobil is one of Singapore’s largest foreign manufacturing investors with fixed asset investments of over US$7 billion. Our manufacturing facilities include refinery operations in Jurong and a world-scale petrochemical plant on Jurong Island.

We have a network of Esso service stations and we are a major supplier of cylinder cooking gas. We also serve the commercial market with its industrial, aviation and marine fuels and lubricants. As a corporation, ExxonMobil is committed to addressing the challenge of sustainability – balancing economic growth, social development and environmental protection. In line with those strategies, ExxonMobil contributes to programmes in Singapore that support the arts and education, the community and the environment. For more information, please visit www.exxonmobil.com.sg.

Contact:

Karen Wong
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
(+65) 6885-8275

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