Premcor Inc. Sets Price Range for Its Initial Public Offering

Premcor Inc. announced recently that it has filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission an amendment to its previously filed registration statement
relating to the initial public offering of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock, setting the estimated price
range at $22 to $24 per share. All of the shares are primary shares being offered by the company. When
issued, the common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
The offering is being lead-managed by Morgan Stanley as sole bookrunner. Credit Suisse First
Boston is the co-lead manager, and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Salomon Smith Barney, Deutsche Bank
Securities and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. are co-managers of the offering. The underwriters have been
granted an option by the company to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares of common stock to
cover over-allotments, if any.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission but has not yet been declared effective. These securities may not be sold nor may
offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release
shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A copy of the
preliminary prospectus related to the offering can be obtained from Morgan Stanley at 1585 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036, (212) 761-6775.
Premcor Inc., through its principal operating subsidiaries, The Premcor Refining Group Inc. and
the Port Arthur Coker Company L.P., is one of the largest independent petroleum refiners and marketers
of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, petroleum coke and other
petroleum products in the United States. The company has an aggregate 490,000 barrels per day (bpd) of
crude distillation capacity at its three refineries located in Port Arthur, Texas (250,000 bpd), Lima, Ohio
(170,000 bpd) and Hartford, Illinois (70,000 bpd). The company has announced it will discontinue
refining operations at the Hartford, Illinois refinery in October 2002.