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The sixth edition of Petrom Running Competition gathered more than 1,500 participants

Bucharest,
25 September 2011


Petrom held today, in Constitution Square the sixth edition of Petrom Running Competition at which attended about 1,500 sports fans.
The registrations for the cross began at 8:30 a.m., and the start was at 11:00 o’clock. The participants ran about 4 kilometers length on the following route: Piata Constitutiei, Calea 13 Septembrie, Strada Izvor, Bld. Natiunilor Unite and Piata Constitutiei.
"This year, Petrom has focused on the main reason behind this competition: promoting sport and a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the positive results achieved in the previous years with the participants support - the construction of a bicycle track of 6.400 m, this year, Petrom Running Competition aims to increase the public’s attention on the importance of sports for improving the quality of life and appeals to the personal motivation for doing it" - Dan Pazara, Corporate Communications Director.

The participants at Petrom Running Competition subscribed to one of the following categories: Juniors (14-18 years), Seniors (subcategories: 19-34 de years, 35-44 years and 45-59 years) and Veterans (over 60 years). The awards were: 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 shopping vouchers at Hervis Sports stores for juniors category (first place: 800 RON, second place: 600 RON, third place: 400 RON). In addition, both participants and winners of the cross had other 100 surprise prizes offered by the lottery draw held in Constitution Square.

The novelty of this year’s edition consisted in the ranking system of the runners developed with the help of an electronic tracking system. Each participant at the Petrom Running Competition received a T-shirt and a unique registration number in the contest, mandatory for the measurement of the runners’ performance in
the final ranking. Thus, each runner had to step through the special carpet from the „start”/”finish” line in order to activate the sensor and to monitor the performance in the final ranking.

All participants at Petrom Running Competition had lots of surprises and a full artistic program. Thus, Carmen Bruma and Adrian Nartea animated the atmosphere all day long, the specialists of World Class have prepared zumba sessions, kickbox and cycling and Hervis Sports representatives have decided to
challenge all the participants to a basketball, ping pong, volleyball and football game. Also, the doctor Serban Damian hosted a 30 minutes seminar about healthy nutrition. The specialists from Fundaţia Română a Inimii helped the participants to measure their blood pressure. Petrom Running Competition
ended with a concert held by Elena Gheorghe.

This year’s Petrom Running Competition partners were: World Class, Hervis, Fundaţia Română a Inimii and Carpatina.
The media partners which sustained the project: Metropotam.ro, Eva.ro, b365.ro, Ro Club Maraton, Superfit Expert, alerg.ro, Ziarul Ring, Şapte Seri and 121.ro.

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.