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ALON USA Selects Consolidated Buying Company, LLC as Exclusive Buying Group.

WESTMONT, Ill. -- Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ALJ) announced today that it has selected C-Buying, a division of Consolidated Buying Company, LLC (CBC), as its buying group for its FINA branded network of approximately 1,300 retail stores. As the select buying group, C-Buying will design a program tailored to FINA branded marketers and dealers to enhance profitability and cut costs through exclusive pricing benefits, promotional opportunities and rebates from more than 300 national and regional suppliers and service providers.

"Through this new buying program, our marketers and dealers will boost their growth potential and brand strength, and consequently, bolster the entire FINA network," said Kyle McKeen, Vice President of Marketing of Alon USA.

Jon Lanphier, president of CBC commented, "Teaming with Alon USA aligns perfectly with the C-Buying growth strategy and our best-in-class supplier partnerships. We are thrilled to offer the solid FINA network all of the benefits of our extensive program."

About Alon USA:

Alon USA Energy, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating primarily in the Southwestern and South Central regions of the United States. The Company owns and operates a sophisticated sour crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas which has a crude oil throughput capacity of 70,000 barrels per day. Alon markets gasoline and diesel products under the FINA brand name and is a leading producer of asphalt in the State of Texas. The company also operates convenience stores in West Texas and New Mexico under the 7-Eleven and FINA brand names and supplies motor fuels to these stores from its Big Spring refinery. For more information, please visit the Alon USA website at www.alonusa.com.

About CBC:

Consolidated Buying Company, LLC is the largest buying group for petroleum operators in North America, providing services and benefits to over 9,000 locations. CBC provides national and regional supply agreements for Convenience Stores, Auto Repair locations, Car Wash facilities, and Fuel Hauling operations.
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