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TOTAL PETROLEUM AND CAP GEMINI AMERICA ANNOUNCE OUTSOURCING AGREEMENT

 DENVER, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTAL PETROLEUM INC. and CAP GEMINI AMERICA jointly announced today that the two companies have signed an agreement wherein CAP GEMINI AMERICA will assume full responsibility for the management and maintenance of TOTAL PETROLEUM's Information Systems for a period of five years.
 The decision to outsource systems management is one of several organizational changes instituted by Daniel Valot since he took over as chairman and chief executive officer of TOTAL PETROLEUM last August. As Valot pointed out, "Through the application of CAP GEMINI AMERICA's methodology, tools and experience, we have identified opportunities for added value and cost savings, making us confident of a long term relationship."
 The agreement includes the transfer of more than 50 TOTAL PETROLEUM employees to CAP GEMINI AMERICA, effective Aug. 1, 1993. (These people will be under the supervision of CAP GEMINI AMERICA's Denver office.)
 Commented Michel Berty, president of CAP GEMINI AMERICA, "This important outsourcing agreement is a fine example of the fulfillment of our corporate mission, which is to help clients achieve change through proven, rapid and cost effective delivery of IT solutions, with measurable results. Above all, the spirit of a true partnership between our organizations has made the opportunity to assist TOTAL a promising one."
 TOTAL PETROLEUM is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products in the central United States. TOTAL PETROLEUM employs 6,500 people in 14 states, in refining, supply and retail marketing. It is 100 percent owned by Total Petroleum (North America) Ltd. a company listed on the American, Toronto, Montreal and Pacific stock exchanges.
 Employing over 2,500 IT professionals in 30 branch locations nationwide, CAP GEMINI AMERICA (CGA) is a member of the CAP GEMINI SOGETI Group. CAP GEMINI SOGETI is the market leader in Europe, and one of the largest information technology consulting companies in the world. CGA is the world headquarters for sales and implementation of CAP GEMINI SOGETI's worldwide oil and gas industry service offerings.
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 /CONTACT: Leslie Schinto of CAP GEMINI AMERICA, 212-944-6464, ext. 297; or Mike Hurley, 303-291-2340 or Emily Esterson, 303-291-2144, both of TOTAL PETROLEUM/


CO: TOTAL PETROLEUM INC.; CAP GEMINI AMERICA ST: Colorado IN: OIL SU: TNM

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