Exxon Mobil Corporation (ticker: XOM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
ExxonMobil Commits $3 Million for Disaster Relief Efforts in Aftermath of Hurricane Rita
IRVING, Texas, Sep 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that
it is committing $3 million in direct contributions to Hurricane Rita
relief and recovery efforts. This includes $1 million to the Texas
Disaster Relief Fund initiated by Governor Rick Perry to provide
immediate assistance to citizens in need as a result of Hurricane Rita
and $1 million to the Emergency Relief Fund for Hurricane Rita
Recovery for local relief efforts in the Jefferson County, Texas area
which covers the communities of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Sabine Pass.
The remaining funds will be contributed to other agencies
participating in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Including cash
and in-kind contributions related to Hurricane Katrina, ExxonMobil has
committed in excess of $13 million for relief efforts related to these
"Many communities, as well as ExxonMobil employees and families,
have been impacted by yet another natural disaster, the full extent of
which is still being assessed," said Lee Raymond, chairman and CEO of
Exxon Mobil Corporation. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our
employees and the communities facing difficult challenges in the
aftermath of Hurricane Rita."
In addition to the direct company contribution for Hurricane Rita
relief and recovery, ExxonMobil also announced that its previously
announced hurricane relief matching program for employees, retirees,
surviving spouses, dealers and distributors worldwide will be extended
until March 31, 2006. The ExxonMobil Hurricane Relief Matching Program
will provide a one-to-one match of individual contributions up to
$50,000 to specific organizations that are positioned to provide
hurricane relief and recovery assistance across the affected areas.
In addition to the financial support, ExxonMobil continues to
donate fuel to emergency responders through its fuel donation program.
This program is designed to assist "first responders" in the impacted
areas in Texas and Louisiana in those limited, extraordinary
circumstances where traditional suppliers or FEMA cannot accommodate
the fuel needs of the "first responders." "First Responders" include
police, fire and rescue squads, and hospital and medical facilities
that are providing first response rescue efforts and are addressing
critical community needs.
For further details of ExxonMobil's response to Hurricane's
Katrina and Rita, see www.exxonmobil.com.
SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Dave Gardner, 972-444-1107