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CASTROL AND QUAKER STATE SETTLE ADVERTISEMENT DISPUTE

 CASTROL AND QUAKER STATE SETTLE ADVERTISEMENT DISPUTE
 WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In settlement of a lawsuit with


Castrol, Inc., Quaker State Refining Corp. has agreed to withdraw its challenge to the text of a Castrol print advertisement stating that Castrol's GTX 20W-50 motor oil meets all of Europe's demanding CCMC industry standards, while the leading 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 motor oils -- including Quaker State's -- do not.
 In April, Quaker State brought suit against Castrol in Federal Court in New York, seeking to restrain Castrol from publishing its advertisement. U.S. District Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. denied Quaker State's request for a temporary restraining order and stated in his ruling that the text of the advertisement was "factually correct."
 As part of the settlement, Castrol has agreed that, if the claim made in the headline of the advertisement is published again, it will refer to motor oil viscosity grades. The ad has not been scheduled for publication for several months. The parties' settlement agreement is being submitted to Judge Haight for signature.
 Edward J. Carhart, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Castrol's Automotive Division, said, "we are pleased that Quaker State has recognized that the central message of our ad -- that Castrol GTX 20W-50 is a superior oil that passes tests that every leading 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 oil flunks -- is true." Carhart added that Castrol decided to settle the case in order to avoid the cost of continued litigation about the headline of an ad that is not currently in publication.
 Earlier this year, Castrol brought a lawsuit against Quaker State to stop a nationwide television advertising campaign. Judge Haight determined that the Quaker State ads were false and ordered Quaker State to stop broadcasting them.
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 /CONTACT: Charles Kouns, Martin Public Relations, 804-344-3862/
 (KFS) CO: Castrol, Inc.; Quaker State Refining Corp. ST: New Jersey IN: AUT ADV OIL SU:


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