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PUREGRO/WILBUR SALE

 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PureGro Co., wholly owned by Union Oil Company of California, announced today the sale of the company's central Arizona business unit to San Francisco-based Wilbur-Ellis Co.
 The sale includes an agricultural chemical facility at Buckeye, Ariz., and equipment and inventory at Gilbert and Coolidge, Ariz. Both companies are long-time suppliers of agricultural chemicals, specialty, turf and landscape products.
 The sale to Wilbur-Ellis Co. is part of Unocal's strategy to redeploy assets to enhance profitability and cash flow by concentrating on the company's core businesses.
 The companies did not disclose the purchase price or financial terms of the sale agreement.
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 /CONTACT: Barry Lane of Unocal, 213-977-7601/
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CO: PureGro Co.; Union Oil Company of California; Wilbur-Ellis Co.;
 Unocal ST: California, Arizona IN: OIL CHM SU: TNM


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