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Cairo, June 26, 2018

Total, one of the world’s leading energy providers, announced the latest updates on its recently launched TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 in Egypt and renewing its partnership with the Rahhala Racing Team.

In February 2018, Total launched TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 in Egypt across 50 stations nationwide. TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95, available at the same price of regular Gasoline 95, is a new fuel product that cleans engines, provides lasting protection and ensures better performance, lower fuel consumption and fewer polluting emissions*. It is compatible with all existing gasoline vehicles, including cars, light utility vehicles, two-wheelers and trucks. Commenting on the performance of TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 in the Egyptian market, Mehdi ELGUERCHI, Total Egypt Operations Director, said “The launch of TOTAL EXCELLIUM in Egypt was a resounding success for us. Egypt is one of our major strategic markets, with a high demand for the latest in fuel products. We see TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 as a perfect fit that meets the needs of vehicle owners, regardless of the make and model of their vehicle. Our portfolio has been steadily expanding in terms of the top tier products and services we provide, and TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 is one of our key product launches this year. We are steadily expanding our TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 distribution network in order to reach more customers that will benefit from its specially engineered properties that maintains and extends engine life with the least amount of emissions possible.”

Laurent Sibué, TOTAL EXCELLIUM Product engineer at headquarter said, "TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 is the result of two years of research conducted by multidisciplinary teams at our research facility in Solaize, France. TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 combines the best of Total's technological know-how and reflects our unwavering commitment to quality. Our research teams worked around the clock to develop these fuels to provide an ever-more effective response to our customers' growing focus on engine care, which TOTAL EXCELLIUM Gasoline 95 delivers and exceeds.”

*Compared to fuels without specific additives.


As part of its commitment to work with the best teams in motorsports, Total Egypt renewed for two years its sponsorship agreement with Rahhala Racing Team, covering a wide range of activities.

Rahhala, being Egypt’s leading Egyptian Motorsports Team, won the Gouna Rally Special in 2018 for the 5th consecutive year, and has won a number of major awards over the years, including four Egyptian National Rally Championships in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2017.

Hany Omar, Head of Rahhala Racing, spoke of the partnership, saying “Given that rally terrain is some of the harshest in the world, making for the toughest possible driving conditions for any vehicle, we could not have asked for a better partner in success than Total. Their line of fuels and lubricants is one of the finest there is, and has helped us in significantly enhancing the performance of our motor vehicles across the board. Relying on Total’s products for our vehicles has proven itself to be the best choice as shown by our winning track record. We would like to extend a special thanks to everyone at Total Egypt who has believed in us and supported us in our journey toward even more victories locally and internationally. We look forward to more victories, which we are confident we will be able to achieve with the expertise of our team and Total’s input, know-how and products.”

Total’s partnership with the Rahhala Racing Team is set to continue until the end of 2019.

About Rahhala Racing Team

Rahhala Racing is an Egyptian rally team with a strong track record in local and international rallies. It was the first Egyptian team to participate in the internationally renowned Dakar Rally in 2013 and to rank in the International Federation for Motorsports in the World Cross Country Rally Championship in 2009. It achieved second position in the two-wheel drive category in the 2011 World Cup, fifth position in the two-wheel drive in the Spanish Baja 2011, and received World Cup rankings for three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. Locally, the team won Egyptian national championships from 2009 to 2016, has been taking part in the Pharaons Rally since 2009, and won the Gouna Rally for three consecutive years in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The 24-member team includes technical, logistical, and media professionals. The team plays a key role in promoting and delivering better road safety through raising awareness among young people. Rahhala team has been using an Egyptian-made car since 2014 and upgrading it for optimal performance.