|Monday, 23 January 2012, 22:56 HKT|
Source: Marathon Petroleum Corporation
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan 23, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) announced today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with Stacy Lewis. The 26-year-old professional golfer is coming off a memorable 2011 season in which she captured her first major at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, had 12 top ten finishes and was ranked fourth on the LPGA money list.
"I am thrilled about my new partnership with Marathon Petroleum," says Lewis. "I grew up in Northwest Ohio, so partnering with them has special meaning."
Lewis has become one of the world's best golfers and one of its most consistent. Lewis turned pro in 2008 following one of the most decorated amateur careers of the past decade. As a member of the University of Arkansas women's golf team, she was a four-time All American, won 12 collegiate tournaments and captured the 2007 NCAA Division I National Championship. The No. 1 ranked amateur in the nation in 2007 and 2008, Lewis earned her LPGA Tour card after winning Qualifying School. In addition to her accomplishments on the golf course, she continues to inspire thousands of scoliosis patients around the world by reaching the top echelon of her sport despite playing with a metal rod and five screws surgically fused in her back.
"MPC is pleased to partner with Stacy and proud she will be displaying our logo. She exemplifies the same values of integrity, hard work and a drive to succeed that we at MPC believe are a core part of our business. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Stacy," said Tom Kelley, senior vice president, Marketing.
About Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is the nation's fifth largest refiner with a crude capacity in excess of 1.1 million barrels per day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through 5,100 independently owned locations across 18 states. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain with approximately 1,375 locations in seven states. MPC also owns, operates, leases or has ownership interest in approximately 9,600 miles of pipeline. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions. For additional information about the company, please visit our website at http://www.marathonpetroleum.com .
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Jan 23, 2012
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