January 2008

Number of Petronord Shareholdings Rises to Fifteen with Addition of Keck in Brakel

On January 1, 2008, Petronord and Mr. Lars Keck jointly acquire the end-consumer business of the firm Erich Keck e.K. in Brakel, and transfer it to the new company Keck Energieservice GmbH & Co. KG. Erich Keck e.K. is a long-established regional oil trading company. Besides being active in the traditional heating oil and diesel business, the company is active in the pool station business, both as a shareholder of tankpool24 with 37 service stations, and as a strategic partner of ExxonMobil in the lubricants market. By taking this step, Petronord further expands and diversifies its end-consumer business and continues to resolutely build on the regional identity of its shareholdings.