Chevron Completes Sale of Benelux Fuels Marketing Business to Delek
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 9, 2007 -- Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced the completion of the sale by its subsidiaries in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux) of their fuels marketing business to Dutch company Delek Benelux B.V., a subsidiary of Israeli company Delek Group. The amount paid to Chevron on the close date of August 8, 2007, was USD $516 million, which excludes a final adjustment amount expected to be settled by the end of the year.
Under the previously announced share sale agreement, Delek Benelux B.V. acquired Chevron's Benelux fuel marketing operations, which include 803 Texaco®-branded service stations, two fuel terminals in Belgium and Luxembourg, interests in six joint-venture retailers in the Netherlands, as well as other related assets.
Chevron will retain its lubricants, aviation, fuel and marine marketing, Oronite additives and upstream businesses in Europe.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading energy companies. With approximately 56,000 employees, Chevron subsidiaries conduct business in approximately 180 countries around the world, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas, and refining, marketing and distributing fuels and other energy products. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information on Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements about the sale of Chevron's fuels marketing interests in the Netherland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections; are not guarantees of future performance; and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the company's control and are difficult to predict. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Unless legally required, Chevron undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Published: August 2007