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June 21, 2010 13:48 ET

Suncor Energy to host 2010 Legacy Totem Pole welcoming ceremony

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) - Suncor Energy will welcome the 2010 Legacy Totem Pole to its permanent home at the Suncor Energy Centre during a ceremony scheduled to begin at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. As part of this ceremony, representatives from the Four Host First Nations will transfer the totem pole to representatives of Treaty Seven First Nations in Alberta.

The Four Host First Nations, comprised of Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, were proud to be one of the official hosts of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as the Games were held within their traditional and shared traditional territories.

Media representatives interested in attending this ceremony are welcome to join us:

Suncor Energy Centre
Main Lobby (corner of 5th Avenue and 1st Street S.W.)
150, 6th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta

To commemorate Suncor's sponsorship of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games through its Petro-Canada brand, the company commissioned Squamish Nation carver Klatle-Bhi (pronounced Cloth Bay) to create a companion piece to the 1988 Olympic Torch Relay Statue. The 2010 Legacy Totem Pole was originally showcased at the Aboriginal Pavilion located in downtown Vancouver during the Games.

Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

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