Gold Eagle Co. Receives Prestigious President's "E" Award for Exports -- Gold Eagle Co. One of 23 Companies Honored for a Sustained Increase in Export Sales --

CHICAGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Eagle® Co. ("Gold Eagle"), an industry pioneer of aftermarket fluids and additives and maker of STA-BIL®, HEET® and START YOUR ENGINES!®, today announced it is a 2012 recipient of the President's "E" Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Company received the award during the Department of Commerce's 50th Annual President's "E" Award ceremony held on May 17, 2012. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson presented the award to Gold Eagle executives.

"I am pleased to recognize Gold Eagle Co. for receiving the President's "E" Award, which honors companies that make significant contributions toward increasing U.S. exports," said U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson. "This Administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world. "E" Awards winners like Gold Eagle Co. have excelled in this effort, demonstrating four years of successive export growth. It is companies like this that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work."

"This is a tremendous honor for all of us here at Gold Eagle Co. I'm immensely proud to receive it as we mark the 80th anniversary of our Company. Since 1932, our products have been protecting, preserving and ensuring the performance of large and small engines everywhere," said Marc Blackman, President and CEO of Gold Eagle Co. "I want to thank Secretary Bryson for the distinction and for recognizing the hard work our employees dedicate in driving our export growth, market expansion and innovative product development. I also want to thank U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski for recognizing our award."  

Gold Eagle Co.'s achievements in utilizing innovative international marketing strategies have led to four years of dynamic export expansion. The Company continues to demonstrate its ability to overcome export barriers and currently, sells products in more than 45 countries and on five continents.

The President's "E" Award was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. There are four categories of the President's "E" Awards. This year, 23 companies were honored with the "E" Award for Exports for demonstrating a sustained increase in export sales over several years. U.S. House Representative for Illinois Dan Lipinski recognized Gold Eagle's Co. award by issuing a congratulatory statement printed in the Congressional Record of May 10, 2012. A total of 41 U.S. companies and organizations were presented with the President's "E" Award at the May 17, 2012 World Trade Week ceremonies in Washington DC.

All nominations are reviewed by the President's "E" Award Committee, which is chaired by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and includes representatives of EXLM Bank, the Small Business Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, State, and Transportation.

To learn more about Gold Eagle products or to locate a nearby retail store where Gold Eagle products are sold, please visit www.goldeagle.com.

About Gold Eagle Co.
For almost 80 years Gold Eagle® Co. has been an industry pioneer in the production and distribution of aftermarket fluids and additives. We create products that help preserve, protect and enhance the performance of engines everywhere. We are a leader in the product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of branded engine performance and maintenance chemicals. Privately held and headquartered in Chicago, Gold Eagle Co. is the manufacturer of leading brands, including STA-BIL® Fuel Stabilizer, HEET® Gas-Line Antifreeze, NO-LEAK® Treatments, 104+® Octane Boost, Start Your Engines® and DieselPower!®  Diesel Additives. To view our complete line of Gold Eagle products or learn more about the Company, please visit www.goldeagle.com or call 800-621-1251.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names, including STA-BIL®, HEET®, START YOUR ENGINES! ®, NO LEAK®, ALUMASEAL®, GOLD EAGLE®, DIESEL POWER! ®, GOLDEN TOUCH®, 104® and CoolRidesOnline® used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gold Eagle Co. The aforesaid families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Gold Eagle Co. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Rook
Gold Eagle Co.
773.326.6394
jrook@goldeagle.com

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