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MARCH

3.27.2012

FIRST QUAKER STATE CASH BACK PROGRAM RECIPIENT OF 2012 RECEIVES $3,000 FOR HOLDING ONTO HIS VEHICLE FOR MORE THAN 300,000 MILES

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Louisville, Kentucky Man rewarded for reaching Mileage Milestone with Quaker State Motor Oil

HOUSTON, TX – March 27, 2012 – The makers of Quaker State®, the motor oil well known for providing durable protection, have announced the first Quaker State Cash Back Program recipient of 2012. Honored for his dedication to the brand and its products, Paul King of Louisville, Kentucky, has been awarded $3,000, the maximum payout amount under the program, for his commitment to Quaker State motor oil. Plus, he gets to keep his truck! Paul qualified by regularly using Quaker State motor oil at his vehicle’s manufacturer-recommended service intervals and hitting 300,000 miles on his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.

Launched in June 2011, the Quaker State Cash Back Program is designed to reward consumers who use specialty Quaker State motor oils to reach 300,000 miles with the Kelley Blue Book® Trade-In Value for their vehicle as listed in “Good” condition up to $3,000, subject to certain terms and conditions—and recipients get to keep their vehicles. Specialty Quaker State motor oils include Quaker State® Ultimate Durability full synthetic motor oil, Quaker State® Enhanced Durability synthetic blend motor oil or Quaker State® Higher Mileage Engine™ motor oil. In 2011, Adam Warne was the first loyal Quaker State motor oil user rewarded under the program.

“I am excited to get a reward under the Quaker State Cash Back program. Having been a dedicated Quaker State motor oil user and loyal Jeffersonville Qik Lube customer, it’s a cool bonus when a company recognizes consumer loyalty by paying out cash…in my case, $3,000,” said Paul King, Quaker State Cash Back Program recipient. “I am a great example of how Quaker State motor oil provides serious durability that can help protect vehicles’ engines.”

The Quaker State Cash Back Program was released last year in conjunction with the updated Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program, one of the easiest to use, longest running and most comprehensive motor oil warranties available to motorists. The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty is one of the first lubricant manufacturer programs to follow the vehicle manufacturers’ recommended oil drain intervals.

“For over 20 years now, the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty has been one of the best motor oil warranty programs on the market,” said Chris Hayek, Quaker State Global Brand Manager. “People are keeping their vehicles longer to maximize the value of what may be their second largest investment, and the Cash Back Program is a way to provide an incentive to them for reaching 300,000 miles with the help of Quaker State specialty motor oil.”

As the average age of a vehicle on America’s roadways rises to 10.8 years old , more and more Americans are paying close attention to the costs for upkeep and mandatory maintenance of their vehicle. The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty protects 15 engine parts from lubricant-related failure and provides motorists' vehicles with coverage for up to 10 years or 300,000 miles, whichever is first. The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty is free to qualifying consumers who use Quaker State motor oil products. To qualify, consumers’ vehicles must have been manufactured within the last 72 months and have been driven 75,000 miles or less at the time of enrollment. Qualifying consumers can enroll in the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program at www.quakerstate.com.

To be eligible for the Quaker State Cash Back Program, consumers must be eligible for and participate in the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program and use one of the Quaker State specialty motor oil products in the vehicle starting no later than the 100,000 mile mark. Consumers will not be eligible for the Cash Back Program if they use Quaker State® conventional motor oil at or beyond the 100,000 mile mark, unless they are an existing Quaker State motor oil customer registered for the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program before June 1, 2011.

Quaker State motor oils provide consistent protection over the life of the oil change cycle and are so durable that even after a full drain cycle, they still pass certain critical industry tests for wear protection, rust protection and viscosity retention . For more information about the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program, Cash Back Program and the full line of Quaker State products, visit www.quakerstate.com.

About Quaker State®

Quaker State® motor oil has a 70-year history as a leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care. Quaker State is among the industry’s most innovative motor oil brands and offers a full line of products to meet every type of vehicle engine need. Quaker State is one of the first brands to develop high mileage engine motor oil and the only brand to market its motor oil product in a clear bottle. For more information about Quaker State products, please visit www.quakerstate.com.

Quaker State is produced and marketed by Shell Lubricants.

About Shell Lubricants

The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 13% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.

JANUARY

1.13.2011

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM JIMMIE’S 5TH CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Watch Jimmie Celebrate His 5th Consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

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JULY

7.6.2010

QUAKER STATE® ULTIMATE DURABILITY™ EXCEEDS NEW OIL SPEC FOR 2011 GM VEHICLES

Ultimate Durability™ Exceeds New Oil Spec For 2011 GM Vehicles

Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Exceeds New Oil Spec For 2011 GM Vehicles

General Motors is introducing dexos1™, a new global engine oil specification for gasoline and E85-fueled vehicles, in all 2011 model year Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.

Basically, the company requires that every owner of these vehicles use an oil that is dexos1™ approved at every oil change. It also encourages owners of pre-2011 GM vehicles (except diesels) to use a dexos1™-approved oil as well, as the new specification offers several advantages over previously available motor oils, including improved levels of:

• Engine cleanliness
• Corrosion protection
• Sludge control
• Wear protection
• Aeration control
• Fuel economy

GM says these will result in improved engine life and performance. Therefore, every owner of the GM vehicles mentioned – new and old -- should be pleased to learn that Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ full synthetic motor oil is fully dexos1™-approved in the popular SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade.

Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ is one of most durable motor oils available. No leading synthetic motor oil provides better protection from friction-related wear than Quaker State Ultimate Durability*.

* As measured in ASTM Sequence IVA test, using SAE 5W-30 engine oil.

NOVEMBER

11.22.2009

JIMMIE JOHNSON MAKES HISTORY BY CAPTURING FOURTH CONSECUTIVE SPRINT CUP TITLE

Hendrick Motorsports Driver Leads Quaker State to their Fourth Straight Sprint Cup Title and Eighth Overall Since Relationship Began

HOUSTON, TX, November 22, 2009 - Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson made history on Sunday by capturing his fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. For the fourth year in a row, he powered his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet to the highest level in NASCAR competition with Quaker State racing oil under the hood.

“Four consecutive wins for Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports is an incredible feat that the Quaker State team is proud to be a part of,” said Luis Guimarães, general manager, Americas, Shell Lubricants. “Quaker State congratulates Jimmie Johnson on the win and is honored to provide his engines with the oil that helped him be the first to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship finish line. The brand is thrilled to have Quaker State racing oil in each of the top three drivers’ engines and looks forward to keeping the winning tradition alive.”

Johnson earned his record-setting title by dominating the season especially in the final 10 races. Throughout the 36-race schedule, the four-time champion captured 7 wins, 17 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes. He also claimed 6 poles.

Johnson and the No. 48 team proved each week they arrived at the track that they were a contender for the title.

“Success for four straight championships doesn’t come without the support of an outstanding team,” said Johnson. “I’m very proud of what our team, with the assistance of our technical partners, has been able to accomplish with the No. 48 car.”

In the 14 years since the sponsorship was initiated, the Quaker State relationship with Hendrick has grown into a championship-winning technical team. Quaker State engineers work diligently with Hendrick Motorsports throughout the season to analyze and adjust motor oil formulations to help achieve optimal engine performance. With Quaker State racing oil under the hood, Hendrick Motorsports has also captured 140 of its 188 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (“NSCS”) wins; eight of its nine NSCS championships; one NASCAR Nationwide Series championship and three NASCAR Truck Series championships. Add to that the four wins from first-year NSCS team Stewart-Haas Racing, and it is obvious that Quaker State racing oil has the durability to help professional race teams win races and championships.

“We owe so much of our success to partners like Quaker State,” said team owner Rick Hendrick. “The technical expertise they bring to Hendrick Motorsports is tremendous, and we’re extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished, both on and off the track, throughout this relationship. Not only is Quaker State the motor oil that our race cars depend on, it’s the oil we pour in the more than 60 Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships across the country.”

Quaker State is an iconic, long-standing American brand with a history of quality and performance that consumers recognize and trust. The complete line-up of value-led motor oils in the Quaker State family features “durability” as the main product attribute. Each of the four products is formulated to deliver outstanding friction-related wear protection to help engines deliver optimal performance under any driving condition.

For more information on the full line-up of Quaker State’s durable motor oils, visit www.QuakerState.com.

About Quaker State

Quaker State brand products are manufactured by Shell Lubricants. The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying 13% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in applications ranging from consumer motor oil and food processing oils to heavy industrial lubricants and commercial transport oils. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell CASSIDA®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX®, a portfolio of leading car care brands and Jiffy Lube® lubrication services.

*Kline & Company, “Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, 2007 – 2017.”

JULY

7.30.2009

QUAKER STATE JOINS FORCES WITH STEWART-HASS RACING

Drivers Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman have had stellar performances for their newly-formed team throughout the season with Quaker State oil in their engines, with Stewart, a two-time NSCS Champion, and Newman both earning spots in the Chase field. “We are pleased to have Quaker State become one of our sponsors at Stewart-Haas Racing,” Stewart said. “Quaker State has been a part of many championships in many forms of motorsports and they obviously have a quality product that we want to use in our cars.” Quaker State’s nearly 15-year-old sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports has grown over the years into a championship-winning technical team. Quaker State is working to develop that same success through its new alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The relationship includes becoming the official motor oil of Tony Stewart Racing. Tony Stewart Racing fields cars in both the United States Auto Club (USAC) and the World of Outlaws (WoO). Tony Stewart Racing is the defending WoO championship team with three-time and reigning series titlist Donny Schatz. Schatz currently leads the 2009 WoO championship standings. With Quaker State oil under the hood, Hendrick Motorsports has scored 139 NASCAR wins; seven NSCS championships; one NASCAR Nationwide Series championship and three NASCAR Truck Series championships. Add to that the three wins from first-year team Stewart-Haas Racing and it is obvious that Quaker State oil has the durability to help teams win races and championships. “Quaker State engineers work diligently throughout the season to analyze and adjust the motor oil formulations in order to maximize on-track success for our race teams,” said Luis Guimaraes, general manager, Americas, Shell Lubricants. “We are thrilled to be part of the excitement of the Chase by ensuring Quaker State racing oils excel under grueling conditions on the track, while using similar technological strategies to benefit consumers during their everyday drive.” Quaker State is proud to be associated with Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing, and looks forward to continuing its winning tradition in the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

MARCH

3.31.2009

QUAKER STATE GOES UNCHALLENGED AND UNSURPASSED IN WEAR PROTECTION

HOUSTON, March 31, 2009 - Quaker State remains unchallenged and unsurpassed in wear protection, as Mobil 1, Valvoline and Castrol chose not to accept the terms of the motor oil challenge issued by Quaker State.

As of 5 PM ET on March 27, Mobil 1 and Castrol had remained silent and did not respond to the motor oil challenge issued by Quaker State. Valvoline offered up its own testing, but declined to go head-to-head as outlined in Quaker State's challenge on March 20.

"We are disappointed that our competitors opted not to participate in the challenge designed to provide consumers with clarity regarding wear claims as measured by industry testing. However, the competitors' positions do not change what the team at Quaker State has always known - no leading full synthetic motor oil provides better wear protection in the ASTM Sequence IVA test than Quaker State's full synthetic," said Steve Harman, President, Americas.

"To mark the end of the 'Wear War,' we are re-introducing our product as Quaker State Ultimate Durability full synthetic motor oil - NEW name; same unsurpassed wear protection.

"Although not the head-to-head testing we would have liked, we have reviewed Valvoline's results on the Sequence IVA test, which are available on their own website, and compared results for Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30 motor oil to results for Quaker State Q HorsePower SAE 5W-30 on the same test," continued Harman. "These results reaffirm that Valvoline's SynPower full synthetic SAE 5W-30 motor oil does not provide better wear protection than Quaker State Q HorsePower. In fact, given Quaker State's results, no leading motor oil can outperform Quaker State® Ultimate DurabilityTM full synthetic motor oil on the Sequence IVA - not Castrol, not Valvoline, not Mobil 1."

On March 20, Quaker State issued a challenge to its competitors. A letter was sent from Steve Harman to the executives responsible for Mobil 1, Castrol and Valvoline, and a reprint of that exact letter was published in a full-page advertisement in USA Today to make the motoring public aware of the challenge.

The motor oil challenge was an effort to clarify the ongoing advertising campaigns boasting superior comparative wear protection claims based on the Sequence IVA test. Quaker State asked the competition making these claims to participate in a head-to-head challenge that would provide consumers with the hard facts and context behind the wear protection numbers. By publishing the results from head-to-head testing, Quaker State sought to put an end to the "Wear War" and thereby declare a winner: the consumer.

"We provide a product that consumers rely on to help maintain their vehicles, and in this economy everyone is looking for an affordable way to help maximize the life of their automotive investment," said Harman. "With consumers rightfully demanding straight talk from companies, we wanted to cut through this 'wear' clutter. Through this challenge, we simply wanted to show consumers that Quaker State full synthetic motor oil offers unsurpassed wear protection as measured by the industry's Sequence IVA test. And the fact that we offer Quaker State® Ultimate DurabilityTM full synthetic motor oil at an affordable price is just an added bonus for consumers."

The challenge called for a respected, third-party applied research and development organization to conduct a one-time, independent ASTM Sequence IVA test for each motor oil identified by the noted brands. Competitors had been given until Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. EST to respond to the proposal. Had a competitor chosen to participate, the wear results of the test would have been released to the public.

For more information on this challenge, the ASTM Sequence IVA wear test, and the full line-up of Quaker State products, visit www.QuakerState.com.

About Quaker State

Quaker State brand products are manufactured by Shell Lubricants. The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying 13% of global lubricants volume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in applications ranging from consumer motor oil and food processing oils to heavy industrial lubricants and commercial transport oils.

*Kline & Company, "Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, 2007 - 2017."

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3.20.2009

QUAKER STATE CHALLENGES MOTOR OIL COMPETITORS TO PUT THEIR PRODUCTS TO THE TEST

Brand to show America once and for all, that no other leading motor oil provides better wear protection

HOUSTON, March 20, 2009 - Quaker State is calling for an end of the "Wear Wars" today by challenging its major motor oil competitors to a motor oil comparison. Quaker State has issued a challenge to Mobil 1, Valvoline and Castrol to show that no leading full synthetic SAE 5W-30 motor oil provides better wear protection in the ASTM Sequence IVA test than Quaker State Q HorsePower Full Synthetic -- not Castrol, not Valvoline, not Mobil 1.

"In recent months we have seen all of the claims going back and forth among the brands we have challenged in relation to their product's wear protection abilities via Industry's ASTM Sequence IVA test," said Steve Harman, President Americas, Quaker State. "This must be confusing to consumers. Today, if our competitors will only agree, we pledge to bring clarity to this 'Wear War,' by making public the scientific data that illustrates for consumers the actual wear result earned by each brand's chosen full synthetic motor oil."

Quaker State is so confident that its competitors' ILSAC GF-4 full synthetic motor oils currently available in the US do not provide better wear protection in the Sequence IVA test that it wants the public to know the results of the challenge. A letter was sent from Steve Harman to executives responsible for Mobil 1, Castrol and Valvoline, and a reprint of that exact letter was published in a full-page advertisement in today's edition of USA Today to make the motoring public aware of the challenge.

Quaker State has arranged for a respected, third-party applied research and development organization to conduct a one-time, independent ASTM Sequence IVA test for each motor oil identified by the challenged brands. If the challenge is accepted, the testing firm Test Engineering Inc. will purchase off the shelf at a major national retailer the product that each brand respectively identifies for testing. The products will be marked as blind samples for the test which will be run with the results published at a 95 percent confidence level.

Competitors have been given until Friday, March 27th at 5 p.m. EST to respond. If a competitor chooses to participate, the wear results of the test will be released publicly to end the "Wear Wars."

Quaker State

Quaker State provides everyday drivers with durable oil that can withstand the harsh conditions of everyday driving. In a time when value is more important than ever, Quaker State is offering consumers unsurpassed wear protection that helps maximize the performance of an engine at an affordable price.

In addition to lab testing, Quaker State's Q Horsepower Full Synthetic has been tested in the harshest everyday driving conditions like those faced by New York City taxis. Quaker State's full synthetic has been tested in a dozen New York City taxis - with some vehicles accumulating more than 200,000 miles and some experiencing extended oil drains.

These stringent testing environments provide the makers of Q Horsepower with the confidence to lay down the challenge.

Testing and the ASTM Sequence IVA

Under the supervision of Test Engineering Inc. Quaker State has employed independent, applied research and development organizations in San Antonio, Texas, to conduct the testing of each of the commercially available full synthetic motor oils.

The ASTM Sequence IVA wear test is the accepted, industry standard method to measure the potential for wear in the valve train area and the level of protection against that specific type of wear. The lower the score in the ASTM Sequence IVA the better, with 90 microns of wear being the maximum score accepted in order to be ILSAC GF-4 and API SM certified.

The test uses a Nissan 4-cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft and fixed slider followers. The engine is run under conditions simulating extended idling. Wear is measured on the camshaft lobes. This is an ideal position to measure wear because fixed slider followers create a condition where the camshaft lobes rotate against the non-rotating followers, creating high contact pressures and a potential for wear.

For more information on this challenge, the ASTM Sequence IVA wear test, and the full line-up of Quaker State products, visit www.QuakerState.com.

About Quaker State

Quaker State brand products are manufactured by Shell Lubricants. The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying 13% of global lubricants volume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in applications ranging from consumer motor oil and food processing oils to heavy industrial lubricants and commercial transport oils.

*Kline & Company, "Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, 2007 - 2017."

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Coyne Public Relations
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713-241-4544

FEBRUARY

2.15.2009

JIMMIE JOHNSON HELPS QUAKER STATE LAUNCH NEW DURABLE OIL POSITION

World's Worst Commute Contest Offers One Lucky Driver the Ultimate Chauffeur - The Three-Time Defending NASCAR Champion

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2009 - To draw attention to the launch of its new brand positioning, Quaker State will today kick off a campaign to identify The World's Worst Commute. The winner of the video-submission contest will receive a once in a lifetime ride to work with a very special chauffeur: Jimmie Johnson, only the second driver in NASCAR history to win three consecutive Sprint Cup Series championships.

To enter the contest, motorists log onto www.QuakerState.com and submit a 30- to 60-second video highlighting why they think they have the "world's worst commute", whether it be a route riddled with car-sized potholes or a trip that takes them through continuous construction. Videos will be subjected first to peer voting; then, the most popular videos will be viewed by a panel of judges from Quaker State management and the Hendrick Motorsports staff, including Johnson himself.

"Not everyone's idea of everyday driving is as severe as mine," said Johnson. "The Hendrick Motorsports team has been relying on Quaker State technology for the past 12 years. Season after season we are provided durable racing motor oils needed to protect our engines, helping us to garner an astounding 126 race victories, and an even more impressive seven Cup championships."

The average American spends more than 100 hours a year commuting to and from work, according to the recent U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. With the commute time being only a fraction of the time many motorists spend driving, it is important to protect a vehicle from friction-related wear and help it continue to run at optimal performance under any driving condition.

"To meet our consumers' needs during these times when they are trying to keep their vehicles longer, Quaker State offers a line-up of value-led motor oils that deliver outstanding wear protection," said Luis Guimarães, general manager, Americas, Shell Lubricants. "The World's Worst Commute campaign can help drivers connect the importance of protecting their investment to the stresses of their everyday drive."

Consumers can enter to win the ultimate ride to work by going to QuakerState.com and entering the details of their everyday commute on video from Feb. 15 to May 31, 2009. Peer voting will continue until June 15, 2009, and the finalists' videos will be judged by the panel in June. The grand prize winner will receive a ride to work with Jimmie at the wheel, as well as a trip for two to the Bank of America 500 in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 17, 2009.

For more information on the full line-up of Quaker State durable motor oils, or to enter the World's Worst Commute contest and see a full listing of the contest's rules and details, visit www.QuakerState.com.

About Quaker State

Quaker State brand products are manufactured by Shell Lubricants. The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying 13% of global lubricants volume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in applications ranging from consumer motor oil and food processing oils to heavy industrial lubricants and commercial transport oils. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell CASSIDA®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX®, a portfolio of leading car care brands and Jiffy Lube® lubrication services.

*Kline & Company, "Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, 2007 - 2017."

Notes to Editors

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