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Unless specified otherwise, references in these pages to "BP" and the "BP Group" shall mean BP America Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. These pages are specifically the responsibility of BP America Inc., 4101 Winfield Road, Warrenville, IL 60555, USA and where appropriate references to BP or to BP p.l.c. therein should be read as references to BP America Inc.

Important Notice:

None of the communications made through this web page should be construed as an offer to sell any am/pm mini market franchise in, nor is any such communication directed to, the residents of any jurisdiction requiring registration of the franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No am/pm mini market franchises will be sold to any resident of any such jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. If you have any questions concerning the registration status of an am/pm mini market franchises in your jurisdiction, please contact M.E. Glassman at

The materials on the Site describe BP's franchise offering. If you wish to be considered, we ask that you please complete and submit an expression of interest via our Franchise Inquiry Form. Neither this web site, nor your submission of an expression of interest, constitute an offer to sell or to purchase a franchise, nor shall it create any contractual or other obligation to one another.

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The information on the Investor Centre has been approved for the purposes of S21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by Cazenove & Co. Ltd, which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a member firm of the London Stock Exchange.

The price of shares and the income derived from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Investors should be aware that past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.

The information contained in this document concerning taxation is based on BP's understanding of legislation and practice in effect at the time the information was produced. That information may no longer be accurate because of subsequent changes in legislation or changes in interpretation or practice or because the levels or bases of taxation have changed. An investment in BP shares may not be suitable for all investors. You should take independent financial advice before making any investment decision.

Cazenove & Co. Ltd has not reviewed or approved any information contained in any website accessed through a hyperlink from the BP website including the Equity Development research reports, and Cazenove & Co. Ltd accepts no liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or use of, any hyperlinked website, the Equity Development research reports or any information contained therein.

None of the services or investments referred to on this site are available or appropriate for sale or use in any jurisdiction where such activity is prohibited. Any persons resident outside the United Kingdom who access this site must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements which prohibit or restrict them from doing so.

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The information contained on these web pages is not comprehensive. Despite BP America Inc.’s efforts, the information may not be accurate, up to date, or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. Information on these pages is provided without warranty. BP America Inc. disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter relating to this web site, including without limitation warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. BP America Inc. disclaims liability for any inaccuracies or omissions (other than for fraudulent misrepresentation) on these web pages and any decisions you make based on information contained in these web pages are your sole responsibility. BP America Inc. and its subsidiaries further disclaim liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of these web pages or any information contained in them. In states that do not allow exclusions of damages, BP America Inc.'s liability is limited to the maximum extent permissible by law.

(1) With respect to U.K. residents, save in respect to the Investor Centre, and (2) with respect to U.S. residents, no information contained on these web pages constitutes or would be deemed to constitute an invitation or inducement to invest or otherwise deal in the shares or ADRs of BP or an invitation or inducement by or on behalf of BP or any of its subsidiaries to enter into a contract with you. Other than in respect of personal information, which will be treated in accordance with the BP America Inc.’s Privacy Statement that is linked to below, if you provide information to us, you agree that we have unlimited rights to such information and that we may use such information in any way we choose. Such information will be deemed to be non- confidential.

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BP, the BP Shield and the Helios mark are trademarks of BP p.l.c., the Amoco Torch and Oval device are trademarks of BP Products North America Inc. and ARCO and the ARCO Spark are trademarks of Atlantic Richfield Company. The owner of the Castrol word and the Castrol logo is Castrol Limited. The owner of the Burmah Castrol logo is BP p.l.c.

Use of any Hyperlink

Neither we nor any of our subsidiaries are responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party's website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that BP America Inc. or its affiliates or subsidiaries have reviewed or approve of the connected third party's website or its contents - indeed in certain instances a hyperlink may connect you to a third party's website containing views contradictory to those expressed on our website or otherwise held by BP America Inc. and its affiliates or subsidiaries.

What law governs this website?

Your use of these web pages and downloads from it, and the operation of these terms and conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. The State of Illinois will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of these web pages.

In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We are, of course, happy to discuss with you the implications of any issue raised in this Legal Notice if you e-mail us at

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