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SOUTHWEST CONVENIENCE STORES TO USE FINA BRAND ON ALL GASOLINE OPERATIONS

 DALLAS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FINA (AMEX: FI) today announced that Southwest Convenience Stores, Inc., a FINA branded distributor in Odessa, Texas, plans to place the FINA brand on all gasoline operations of the 150 convenience stores, located in West Texas and New Mexico, that Southwest Convenience Stores recently agreed to purchase form The Southland Corporation.
 Henry J. Lartigue Jr., FINA vice president for marketing and public affairs, said, "We are delighted that Southwest Convenience Stores has decided to continue to promote the FINA brand. The West Texas and New Mexico markets are important to FINA. The additional locations to be branded FINA will strengthen our presence in markets in which we already have a solid image and reputation."
 Donald E. Wood, president of Southwest Convenience Stores, reiterated that the 7-Eleven brand will remain on the convenience stores. "We'll be combining the strength of the FINA brand for gasoline with the recognition of the 7-Eleven brand for convenience products," said Wood.
 FINA, through its subsidiaries, engages in crude oil and natural gas exploration and production and natural gas marketing; petroleum products refining, supply and transportation, and marketing; and chemicals manufacturing and marketing. Organized in 1956, it is part of an international group of companies affiliated with Petrofina S.A., which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Palmer of FINA, 214-750-2900/
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