Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil Canada Raise a Record $4.4 Million for United Way-Centraide

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Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil Canada Raise a Record $4.4 Million for United Way-Centraide

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Imperial Oil employees building up the community on a Day of Caring.


  • Annual campaign surpasses $4 million for third consecutive year
  • More than 1,100 employees and annuitants participated in Day of Caring events
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 3:00pm

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Calgary, AB., May 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil Canada, in association with its employees and retirees, raised nearly $4.4 million for United Way-Centraide in 2012.

“I am inspired by the generosity of our employees and retirees to the United Way,” said Rich Kruger, chairman and CEO of Imperial Oil. “I was very involved with the United Way in Houston and I look forward to continuing my involvement in Canada.”

Imperial’s 2012 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 2011 campaign. Over 1,100 employees and retirees across Canada volunteered over 6,750 hours in Day of Caring activities, which benefited United Way-supported agencies across the country.

“We are grateful to Imperial Oil and all of their employees for their deep commitment to making lasting change in their communities,” says Dr. Jacline Abray-Nyman, President & CEO, United Way Centraide Canada. “With their support, United Way Centraides can continue to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Canadian communities, by addressing not just the symptoms of problems but also getting at the root causes. It’s about making fundamental changes to community conditions.”

Included in the overall campaign donation is $191,000 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.

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ExxonMobil Canada, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), has a long history in Canada that dates back to the 1940s. The company is a leader in the Atlantic Canada offshore, where it operates the Sable project in Nova Scotia, is lead owner of the Hibernia project in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), where it is developing the Hebron project. ExxonMobil Canada has interest in the Terra Nova project in NL, operates the Sable project in Nova Scotia and has additional assets in Western and Northern Canada.

United 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


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For further information:

Christine Graves

Imperial Oil, Public and Government Affairs

(403) 237-2710

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Centraide Canada | ExxonMobil | Imperial oil | Rich Kruger | UWC-CC | United Way | United Way-Centraide | United Way Campaign | United Way of Canada | day of caring

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