Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

January 03, 2008 00:00 ET

Suncor Energy CEO Rick George appointed to the Order of Canada

Calgary, Alberta (January 3, 2008) — On Dec. 27, 2007, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced 61 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including the appointment of Suncor Energy Inc. president and CEO Rick George as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

George was cited for his leadership in the development of Canada's natural resources sector, for his efforts to provide economic opportunities to Aboriginal communities, and for his commitment to sustainable development.

"This award really reflects the incredible effort and vision of the whole Suncor team," said George. "I'm very proud of the strides we've made in building the oil sands industry and promoting principles of sustainability. It's a tremendous honour to have these accomplishments recognized by the Governor General."

Awarded for the first time in 1967 — Canada's centennial year — the Order of Canada is the country's highest civilian honour.

Other notable Canadians named on Dec. 27 include former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former justice of the Supreme Court Louise Arbour, and basketball star Steve Nash.

Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, extracts and upgrades oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, while operations throughout western Canada produce natural gas. Suncor operates a refining and marketing business in Ontario with retail distribution under the Sunoco brand. U.S.A. downstream assets include pipeline and refining operations in Colorado and Wyoming and retail sales in the Denver area under the Phillips 66® brand. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is an authorized licensee of the Phillips 66® brand and marks in the state of Colorado. Sunoco in Canada is separate and unrelated to Sunoco in the United States, which is owned by Sunoco, Inc. of Philadelphia.

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