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Texaco Press Release - Texaco Havoline Motor Oils and Texaco Inc.Named 'Official Sponsor'


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 18 -- Texaco Havoline® motor oils and Texaco Inc. have been named an "Official Sponsor" of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the U.S. Soccer National Teams. USSF is the National Governing Body (NGB) for soccer in the United States. The partnership represents a four-year relationship for Texaco Havoline, Texaco Xpress Lube and Texaco Inc. as the "Official Motor Oil, Express Lube Retailer and Fuel of the U.S. Soccer Teams."

As part of the partnership, Texaco Havoline, Texaco Xpress Lube and Texaco Inc. have exclusive category representation at all U.S. Men's and Women's National Team matches in the U.S., the Nike U.S. Cup, the U.S. Open Cup Final and the Nike Road to Glory Tour.

"Texaco is proud to be a sponsor of the U.S. Soccer Federation and its teams," said Polly Rua, Senior Manager of Sponsorships for Texaco. "It is a pleasure to be associated with an organization that exemplifies the hard work and dedication to excellence that Texaco and our employees strive for every day."

"Soccer is a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity, attracting millions of players and viewers, and is especially appealing to children," said Louise Nemanich, President of the Lubricants Division of Equilon Enterprises LLC, which manufactures and markets Texaco Havoline motor oils and other Texaco lubricants products across the U.S. "As the governing body that provides soccer athletes who will represent the U.S.A. at the Olympic Games and World Cup, the USSF and its athletes represent the most outstanding values in sports and athletics, values that can serve as real-life examples to fans around the world. For this reason, we are especially proud to be a sponsor of the USSF and the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams."

To support the hard work and dedication of the U.S. Soccer National Teams, Texaco Havoline and Texaco Xpress Lube have announced two special promotions to run through Sept. 30, 2000.

  • At Texaco Xpress Lube, consumers receive a free official U.S. Soccer ball with every purchase of a Star Service® oil and filter change (which includes a complete service and safety inspection) and one other service. Additional services include a Havoline transmission fluid change or a Texaco anti-freeze flush and fill or a Havoline silicone wiper blade installation. Texaco Xpress Lube is the nation's second largest automotive quick lube chain, with more than 750 locations across the U.S.
  • Consumers who purchase a 12-quart case of Texaco Havoline® Motor Oil are eligible to receive by mail a free commemorative U.S. Soccer Team cap.

Texaco is a proud sponsor of the 2000, 2002, and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams and 34 of the country's National Governing Bodies of Olympic Sport. These organizations govern and cultivate Olympic sports and select amateur national teams to represent the U.S. in international competitions. The company is also an Official Sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in SLake City, Utah.

Notes to editors:

Headquartered in Houston, Equilon Enterprises LLC is the U.S. joint venture between Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Company. Equilon includes the companies' western and midwestern refining and marketing assets and their nationwide transportation and lubricants businesses.

Updated: July 2000