Milka Duno Hosted at CITGO Headquarters in Houston

Milka Attends CITGO Benefit Function at Children's Hospital

Milka Duno, CITGO-sponsored race car driver, enjoyed a recent trip to Houston - the corporate home of her sponsor. While there, she attended, along with CITGO officials, the signing of an agreement with a Houston hospital establishing a benefit fund for Venezuelan citizens and a "meet and greet" with employees at CITGO headquarters where she was honored with a proclamation declaring her an "Honorary Citizen" of Houston.

Duno joined CITGO leaders at Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital, where, along with the Consul General of Venezuela and the Deputy Consul General of Venezuela, CITGO and Memorial Hermann established the CITGO Benevolence Fund.

The fund was established to underwrite advanced care at Memorial Hermann hospitals for Venezuelan patients with special needs. The board of directors of CITGO's ultimate parent company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., will recommend patients to receive grants from the fund.

After lunching with the CITGO executives, Duno was the taken to CITGO's new corporate home for an official welcome and introduction to all of CITGO's corporate family in Houston.

During this ceremony Duno was also presented with an "Honorary Citizen of Houston Proclamation."

Duno then presented CITGO with trophies won during their inaugural 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series Season; two first-place trophies from her wins at the Grand Prix of Miami and the Miami 240, a trophy from her second-place finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and a trophy from her third-place finish at the VIR 400 at Virginia International Raceway. Duno also presented several framed photographs of her and the #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype in action.

To cap off the exciting day for Duno, CITGO arranged an autograph session and photo opportunity and refreshments for all corporate employees in the headquarters' cafeteria.

CITGO, based in Houston, TX, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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