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ΕΚΟ’s initiative “Fill Up with Hope” for children in need

EKO’s action on the occasion of the International Children’s Day was warmly received by the public

Nicosia, 15th May - The public’s response to EKO Cyprus’ call to contribute to the “Elpida” (Hope) Foundation was truly remarkable. On the occasion of the International Children's Day, which was celebrated on 1st June, EKO organized at all its service stations a week-long campaign, entitled “Fill Up with Hope,” whose aim was to support the fight against childhood cancer.

During the week that started on 30th May and ended on 5th June, customers refueled their vehicles from EKO Cyprus’ service stations, contributing thus to the "Elpida" Foundation.

The funds raised as a result of this action amounted to €5,500, an amount that was then doubled by EKO Cyprus, making the total donation €11,000. The money was donated to the "Elpida" Foundation to support their hostel for parents whose children are receiving treatment.

EKO Cyprus’ CEO, Mr. George Gregoras, said in a statement: "We warmly thank the public that responded once again to our call. For the past 7 years, our customers have embraced our effort to strengthen the work of the "Elpida" Foundation. We, at EKO Cyprus, consider giving back to society an integral part of our activities, and this action constitutes one of the key initiatives of our corporate responsibility programme.”

For the past 32 years, the “Elpida” Foundation has covered most aspects related to the care of children suffering from cancer. The Foundation's contribution to Cypriot society includes the training of doctors, nurses and scientists; the public awareness about the issue; the running of a hostel next to the Paediatric Clinic; the purchase of equipment; the construction and operation of bone marrow transplant laboratories and leukemia laboratories; the financial support for families; a therapeutic entertainment programme; and the psychosocial support for children and their families.

The EKO family wholeheartedly thanks the public for their warm response!

About Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus Ltd (EKO)

Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus Ltd is a wholly-owned (100%) subsidiary of the Hellenic Petroleum International GmbH. The company is active in the supply, storage, transportation and marketing of liquid fuels, lubricants and LPG to commercial and industrial customers. Using the well-known EKO trademark, Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus’ network of service stations holds by far the first place in motor fuels. The company undertook the relocation of the oil and gas facilities from the coastal front of Larnaca to Vasiliko, an investment that, when fully developed, will exceed €50 million. The contribution of Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus to the labour market is equally important: more than 1,500 people are employed directly or indirectly in the company as well as in its partner companies and service stations with the EKO trademark.

About Hellenic Petroleum International GmbH

Hellenic Petroleum International GmbH, listed on the Athens and London Stock Exchanges, is ranked in the top 100 energy companies in the world. Having Greece as its base and a presence in several neighboring countries, it is a leader in energy developments in the wider region of Southeastern Europe, with a turnover of more than €10 billion. The company covers a wide range of activities in the energy sector, with privately owned refineries and service station networks, production and marketing of petrochemicals, exploration for hydrocarbons, and production and marketing of electricity. Recently, the Group announced its new energy strategy that entails significant investments for the reduction of its carbon footprint.