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Petrom invites you to the sixth edition of Petrom Cross

Bucharest
September, 6 2011

  • 6,400 meters of cycling path built in parks in the past three years
  • Electronic ranking system for the participants

Petrom invites people of all ages interested in sport to come to Piata Constitutiei on September 25th to join the sixth edition of Petrom Cross. Registrations for the cross will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the start of the competition will be at 11:00 o’clock. This year’s track will have an approximately 4 kilometers length on the following route: Piaţa Constituţiei – Calea 13 Septembrie – Strada Izvor – Blvd. Naţiunilor Unite – Piaţa Constituţiei.

"In the past three years, Petrom managed to build over 6,400 meters of cycling path in Herastrau and Titan Parks, in Bucharest, with the help of more than 6,000 participants to all Petrom Cross editions. We would like to thank those who were there with us at the previous editions and also to invite them again this year to promote together an active life, sports and a healthy lifestyle", said Dan Pazara, Petrom Communication Manger.

The novelty of this year’s edition is brought by the ranking system of the runners developed with the help of an electronic tracking system. Each participant at the Petrom cross will receive a T-shirt and a unique registration number in the contest, mandatory for the measurement of its performance in the final classification. Thus, each runner will have to step through the special carpet from the "start"/"finish" line in order to activate the sensor and to monitor the runner’s performance in the final ranking.

Petrom Cross has also prepared lots of surprises and a full artistic program. Carmen Bruma and Adrian Nartea will be joining you all day long, the specialists of Worldclass have prepared zumba, kickbox and cycling sessions and Hervis Sports representatives have decided to challenge you to a basketball, ping pong, volleyball and football game. Also, the nutritionist doctor Serban Damian will host a 30 minutes seminar about healthy nutrition and sports nutrition and, in order for you to measure your blood pressure and test your health, we will bring among us the specialist from Romanian Heart Foundation (Fundatia Romana a Inimii). Petrom Cross will end with a concert hosted by Elena Gheorghe.

Petrom Cross participants can subscribe to one of the following categories: Juniors (14-18 years), Seniors (subcatgories: 19-34 de years, 35-44 years and 45-59 years) and Veterans (over 60 years).

The awards offered will consist of 4,800 liters of fuel for seniors and veterans categories (first place: 300 liters of fuel, second place: 200 liters of fuel, third place: 100 liters of fuel) and discount shopping vouchers to Hervis Sports stores for juniors category (first place: 800 RON, second place: 600 RON, third place: 400 RON). This year’s drawing is waiting for you with 100 surprise prizes.

This year’s Petrom cross partners are: World Class, Hervis Sports, Fundaţia Română a Inimii, Carpatina, Ro Club Maraton, Superfit Expert. The media partners for this year are Metropotam.ro, Ziarul Ring, Eva.ro, 121.ro, b365.ro, alerg.ro and Şapte Seri.

Petrom Group
Petrom Group is the largest oil and gas group in Southeastern Europe, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing as well as Gas and Power. The Group consolidated its position on the oil market in Southeastern Europe following a far-reaching modernization and efficiency increase process whereas investments accounted for more than EUR 6.6 bn during the last six years.

In Romania and Kazakhstan, the Group exploits proved oil and gas reserves of approximately 832 mn boe (in Romania 805 mn boe) and has a maximum annual refining capacity of 4.5 mn tons.

Petrom Group is present in the distribution market for oil products through a network of approximately 800 filling stations, operated under two brands, Petrom and OMV. In Romania, this activity is performed through OMV Petrom Marketing, 100% owned by Petrom. OMV Petrom Marketing operates 546 filling stations, out of which 389 are Petrom and 157 OMV. The Group also owns an international network of approximately 250 filling stations, located in the Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia.

For the Group’s sustainable development, its strategy includes business diversification by approaching the power market. In this context, Petrom is building a 860 MW gas fired power plant at Brazi and has acquired the project for the construction of a 45 MW wind park.

In 2010, the Group’s turnover was EUR 4,421 mn, EBIT was EUR 709 mn.

OMV, one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies holds a 51.01% share in Petrom. OMV is active in 13 countries in its Refining and Marketing business segment, while in Exploration and Production it is active in two core countries, Romania and Austria, and holds a balanced international portfolio. The Ministry of Economy holds 20.64% of Petrom shares, the Property Fund SA holds 20.11%, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2.03% and 6.21% is free float on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.