ExxonMobil's Shipping Affiliates Receive British Safety Council's Top Recognition


Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., its marine transportation affiliate in the U.S.A., and International Marine Transportation Limited (IMT), its U.K.-based marine affiliate, have been awarded the prestigious 2007 Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

The Sword of Honour recognizes organizations that have implemented safety systems that are among the best in the world. Only organizations that achieve the maximum rating in the Council's Five Star Health and Safety Management System Audit are eligible to apply. SeaRiver and IMT, both multi-year recipients, were two of only 40 organizations selected this year worldwide.

In congratulating both organizations, Mr. Brian Nimick, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council said, "Everyone winning a Sword of Honour this year has demonstrated that in addition to ensuring extremely high standards of Health and Safety in the workplace, they have also considered how their business impacts on others. Being a winner of a Sword this year is an exceptional achievement, something that everyone in your company can be proud of."

A message of congratulations to all recipients was also sent by Prime Minister Gordon Brown who stated, "I send my congratulations to all of those organisations being presented with a Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. These awards recognise the crucial success that these organisations and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the management of health, safety and environmental matters."

"We are proud to again be recipients of the Sword of Honour. This prestigious award provides recognition of the exceptional quality of our people, the effectiveness of our processes and systems and our continuous efforts to further improve our performance at SeaRiver and IMT," said Will Jenkins, president of SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. and chairman of IMT.

IMT operates internationally trading tankers and provides third party quality vetting services and technical marine services for ExxonMobil affiliates from its headquarters based in Leatherhead, United Kingdom.

SeaRiver, headquartered in Houston, Texas, operates a fleet of U.S. flag tankers. SeaRiver also provides commercial and third party quality vetting services to ExxonMobil affiliates in North America, along with a wide range of technical and commercial marine services.

Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation