Cards Will Have Zero Credit Card Fraud Liability and a Bold New Design

Fairfax, VA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--February 17, 2005--ExxonMobil and GE Consumer Finance today announced the launch of new ExxonMobil Consumer and Business Credit Cards. The new cards will provide enhanced cardholder benefits that deliver improved credit card security and flexibility. GE Consumer Finance will issue new cards to over 7 million current ExxonMobil cardholders.

The new ExxonMobil Consumer and Business cards will:

-- Incorporate new and enhanced fraud deterrent technology

-- Provide cardholders a choice of payment dates, and

-- Incorporate a standardized 16-digit account number.

The ExxonMobil Consumer Credit Card will also feature a zero credit card fraud liability that fully protects cardholders in the event their card is lost or stolen.

As with the current ExxonMobil cards, Consumer and Business cardholders can choose to link their cards to a free Speedpass(TM) key tag for an even faster and more convenient way to pay.

"We value our ExxonMobil Credit Card customers," said Bill Wang, global personal card programs manager, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing. "They are an important part of our customer base and we're excited to be able to announce the new value-added features that will make them feel even more secure in the use of their ExxonMobil Credit Card – or a Speedpass key tag linked to their card.

“The bold, new card design features the Exxon Tiger and the Mobil Pegasus, two powerful and well recognized symbols of our company, which have a long history of representing the Exxon and Mobil brands. Time and time again, customers tell us how fond they are of both of these symbols, so we have taken this opportunity to put these icons back in the forefront; to remind customers that they may use this card at a wide network of Exxon and Mobil locations across America."

In addition to launching the upgraded cards to all existing ExxonMobil Credit Cardholders, GE Consumer Finance will team up with ExxonMobil on a major integrated marketing campaign to attract new ExxonMobil credit card customers. Beginning in March and running through the end of May, new accountholders will receive a $10 statement credit after their first use of the card.

The offer will be heavily promoted at ExxonMobil's 14,000-plus retail locations with enhanced on-site advertising and through a variety of other marketing channels.

"We just celebrated 11 years of association with ExxonMobil, and we're excited about relaunching the ExxonMobil Credit Card with all the new features and enhanced value that it will bring to cardholders," said Margaret Keane, president and chief executive officer of GE Consumer Finance's Retail Consumer Finance unit.

According to credit card industry reports, the ExxonMobil Credit Card program leads the petroleum industry in both total dollars charged and dollars charged per account.

For additional information about ExxonMobil Credit Cards, visit or For more information on GE Consumer Finance, visit

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