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Sadara Launches Ramadan Food Basket Program 2015

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JUBAIL, June 15, 2015 – Sadara Chemical Company again launched the Ramadan Food Basket initiative on Saturday, 13th June, 2015 (26 Shaban 1436h), in collaboration with the Jubail Volunteering Club (JVC). More than 80 Sadara volunteers participated, volunteering their time on the weekend to pack more than 2,000 boxes full of essential food items for 1,000 needy families in the Jubail area.

This is the third year in a row that Sadara has sponsored the “Ramadan Food Basket” program for needy families in Jubail. The Sadara team was joined by approximately 30 volunteers from the JVC.

Rami Al Sabah, Rotating Equipment and Valve Shop Supervisor at Sadara, was one of the Sadara volunteers at the event, which he said was a point of pride for him to be a part of as a Sadara employee. “This initiative really demonstrates Sadara’s commitment to the people of Saudi Arabia, and specifically to the Jubail community. During the holy month of Ramadan, I believe that it is important for companies and individuals to take the opportunity to give back to the community and support people who are less fortunate than others.”

All together, the Sadara and JVC volunteers handled more than 122,000 food items, packing them into more than 2,000 boxes. Each eligible family will receive two boxes – constituting a “food basket” – containing more than 100 food items and weighing more than 80 kg.

Louay AlShammary, IT Associate Applications Analyst at Sadara, said the event was fulfilling on many levels. “This activity made me think hard about the needs of the community and what one can do to help. Working alongside my colleagues and the senior executives from Sadara showed me that caring for the needy is a responsibility and a privilege that goes to the very top of the company. Ramadan reminds us to give thanks to Allah for what we have and always to give to those who are in need.”

The food baskets were delivered to five charitable societies in Jubail. In total, the Sadara and JVC volunteers racked up more than 2,500 volunteer hours in support of the program.

Raed Al-Rabeh, Sadara’s vice president of Industrial Relations, said the Company was deeply committed to supporting the community of Jubail, where Sadara’s manufacturing facilities will be located. “Sadara’s Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on being a caring member of the community and provides long-term opportunities to enhance the prosperity and well-being in Jubail. I am particularly proud of all the Sadara employees who volunteered their time during their weekend to provide assistance to needy families.”

The Ramadan Food Basket program is an important social welfare program sponsored by Sadara in partnership with the Social Services Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. The JVC is a part of the Royal Commission’s Social Services Division.

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About Sadara:

Sadara is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. With a total investment of about $20 billion, Sadara is building a world

scale chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Comprised of 26 world scale manufacturing units, the Sadara complex is the world’s largest to be built in a single phase and will be the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock. By using best-in-class technologies to crack refinery liquid feedstock, Sadara will enable many industries that either currently do not exist in Saudi Arabia or only exist through imports of raw materials. The adjacent PlasChem Park, a unique collaboration between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, will create more value downstream, generating unprecedented investment, innovation, economic growth and thousands of jobs. Sadara is on track to deliver its first products in the second half of 2015, with the complex in full operation in 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Sami Amin
Public Affairs
Sadara Chemical Company
Mobile: +966501922155
Email: Sami.Amin@Sadara.com
website: www.sadara.com