SHELL TRIPLES CREDIT CARD REBATES FOR NEW CARD HOLDERS

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HOUSTON, ctober 14, 2005 - As cost-conscious consumers seek savvy ways to save at the pump, Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS), marketer of the No. 1 selling gasoline brand in the United States, launches a new credit card incentive and marketing campaign for the Shell MasterCard® from Citi® Cards. Through a 60-day introductory offer starting, October 15, 2005, new Shell MasterCard credit card holders will earn triple Shell rebates on all their Shell gasoline purchases, on the first $100 spent at Jiffy Lube locations per day, and on everyday purchases. This means that new cardholders can earn a rebate of 35 cents per gallon at an average price of $2.35 per gallon when using a Shell MasterCard® from Citi® Cards on Shell gasoline purchases.

The Shell MasterCard already offers one of the best credit card rebate programs in the industry with an everyday rebate of 5 percent on all Shell gasoline purchases. However, to motivate more consumers to take advantage of these everyday benefits Shell will triple the rebate to 15 percent for consumers who apply for the card between October 15, 2005 and January 15, 2006. Cardholders can also earn a 15 percent Shell gasoline rebate on the first $100 spent on Jiffy Lube services per day, and they earn a 3 percent rebate on all their other purchases. New applicants can take advantage of the triple reward for 60 days after their new account is opened. At the end of the 60-day period, the rebate will return to the everyday savings of a 5 percent rebate on all Shell gasoline and on the first $100 spent on Jiffy Lube services per day, as well as the 1 percent rebate made on purchases everywhere else MasterCard is accepted. All rebates are applied directly to customers' monthly statements as credits toward future Shell gasoline purchases.

"Our triple-triple reward program is yet another example of the dedication of Shell to finding new and innovative ways to offer consumers savings at the pump," said Elizabeth Hudson, manager of the Shell MasterCard program at Shell Oil Products US. "It also helps ensure that Shell continues to maintain one of the largest credit card portfolios in the industry."

The efforts to promote the Shell MasterCard triple rebate promotion include a national advertising and communications campaign that utilizes cable TV, Internet and radio advertisements and public relations efforts to generate awareness. In addition, Shell stations will receive a comprehensive point-of-purchase package that includes pump toppers, pole signs, register signs and other signage with a unique and eye catching design.

"We designed the promotion and the national advertising and communications campaign with two primary objectives in mind: helping to boost traffic at our stations and increase the number of applications for the Shell MasterCard," said Hudson. "The energy of the promotion is a great example of how Shell is dedicated to supporting its credit card portfolio with marketing incentives that grow accounts, promote customer loyalty and increase sales volumes." From what source have you learned the most about a car's preventive maintenance needs and when services should be done?

  • 5 percent rebates on Shell gasoline and on Jiffy Lube purchases up to $100 per day
  • 1 percent rebates on purchases everywhere else
  • No annual fee first year, waived thereafter with 9 or more Shell gasoline purchases per year.
  • 24-hour exceptional customer service
  • Online account management
  • ATM cash access and more

"The Shell MasterCard® from Citi® Cards has been recognized as one of the leading customer value propositions in the industry," says Carolyn Yapp, Shell US Card & Payments Manager. "With this promotion Shell continues to seek ways to set the bar by offering unprecedented customer incentives to attract new applicants."

To apply for the new Shell MasterCard, call 1-877-My-SHELL, log onto www.877MyShell.com or visit your local Shell station or Jiffy Lube service center. To find locations near you, go to www.localshell.com or www.jiffylube.com

Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,600 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group (NYSE:RDS.A) and (NYSE:RDS.B). For more information, please visit www.shell.com. Motiva Enterprises LLC refines and markets branded products through more than 9,000 branded stations in the Eastern and Southern United States. Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc.

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Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,600 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group (NYSE:RDS.A) and (NYSE:RDS.B). For more information, please visit www.shell.com. Motiva Enterprises LLC refines and markets branded products through more than 9,000 branded stations in the Eastern and Southern United States. Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc.

Jiffy Lube, with more than 2,200 service centers in North America, serves approximately 30 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with faster professional service for their vehicles. The company is proud to be an affiliate sponsor of the Be Car Care Aware Campaign, an annual effort of the Women's Board of the Car Care Council. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube International is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit www.jiffylube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.

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A Jiffy Lube Signature Service® oil change takes only minutes to perform and includes up to five quarts of fresh motor oil and a new oil filter. It also features a fuel efficiency review that includes an assessment of air filters and tire pressure, among other preventive maintenance services.

Jiffy Lube, with more than 2,200 service centers in North America, serves approximately 30 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube International is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company.

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