ExxonMobil’s activities in the Caribbean and Central America encompass the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands, Guadeloupe, Guatemala and Martinique, with Esso offices located in each country. We have had a continuous business presence in this region for more than 95 years. Our primary activity in this region is downstream fuels (retail, industrial and wholesale, aviation and marine). On June 28, 2013, ExxonMobil and its affiliates signed agreements with Sol Investments Limited (Sol) for the sale of its downstream businesses in the Caribbean. This agreement excludes the lubricants & specialties business and includes a long term brand alliance for the retail business. Subject to regulatory approval, the change-in-control is anticipated to take place by the first half of 2014.
ExxonMobil is committed to investing in all the communities in which we operate. In the Caribbean and Guatemala we support community programs and activities primarily focused on health, pre-college and higher education. A key program in the region is the Help Us Help campaign. In some countries, this campaign occurs every year in association with our retailers. Funds raised are used to improve health conditions (diabetes and cancer-prevention programs) and for youth development and environmental programs.