March 23 2017

First fuel payment app to include loyalty program for added customer rewards at Esso-branded sites across Canada

CALGARY--Esso has rolled out Speedpass+, a new app which lets customers pay for fuel from their smartphones from Imperial Oil, the first major fuels retailer in Canada to offer a mobile payment option at the pump that combines customer convenience and loyalty rewards.

Available at approximately 1,000 participating Esso-branded sites nationally, the Speedpass+ app allows customers to pay for fuel and car wash transactions at the pump using a smartphone. Customers can securely authorize a pump for payment through the use of cloud-based technology, which does not require waving or tapping a smartphone at a pump or payment device. The Speedpass+ app also allows customers to link their loyalty card and earn Esso Extra points or Aeroplan Miles on qualifying purchases.

"Imperial is dedicated to making the fueling experience convenient and rewarding for customers across Canada," said Andrew Mackay, retail fuels manager, Imperial. "With the national roll-out of the Speedpass+ app, Imperial is the first major fuels retailer in Canada to offer a fast, easy and secure mobile payment option that enables Esso customers to save time at the pump, while easily accumulating loyalty points. This combination distinguishes the Speedpass+ app as the next generation of customer payment and loyalty programming for the Canadian retail fuel industry."

Committed to leveraging technology and delivering innovation, Imperial is rolling out the Speedpass+ app to capitalize on the prevalent use of smartphones among Canadian customers and the increased use and availability of mobile payment systems.

The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is available as a free download for iPhone and Android devices and may be linked to major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, as well as Esso Gift Cards, giving customers options in how to pay. In addition, customers can obtain receipts by email, at the pump, or both. With either option, the customer's purchase history is recorded in the app for easy reference, which is particularly helpful for tracking business expenses or calculating fuel economy.

After more than a century, Imperial continues to be an industry leader in applying technology and innovation to responsibly develop Canada's energy resources. As Canada's largest petroleum refiner, a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, a key petrochemical producer and a leading fuels marketer from coast to coast, our company remains committed to high standards across all areas of our business.



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