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Delek US Holdings Completes Acquisition of Majority Equity Interest in Lion Oil Company

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Apr 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK), a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, marketing and retail industries, today announced that it has completed its purchase of a 53.7 percent majority equity interest in Lion Oil Company ("Lion Oil") previously held by Ergon, Inc. ("Ergon").

Effective today, Delek US' total equity ownership in Lion Oil increased from 34.6 percent to 88.3 percent. As the new majority shareholder, Delek US has assumed operational control and management of the Lion Oil refinery and certain related businesses. The acquisition was completed pursuant to the stock purchase agreement signed by Delek US, Lion Oil and Ergon last month.

Additional information regarding this transaction will be provided on Delek US' first quarter 2011 results conference call and webcast currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CT (12:00 noon ET) on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The live webcast of Delek US' quarterly conference call will be available online by going to and clicking on the investor relations section of the website.

About Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy business focused on petroleum refining, the wholesale distribution of refined products and convenience store retailing. The refining segment consists of refineries operated in Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas with a combined nameplate production capacity of 140,000 barrels per day. The marketing and supply segment markets refined products through a series of owned and third-party product terminals and pipelines. The retail segment supplies fuels and merchandise through a network of approximately 400 company-operated convenience store locations operated under the MAPCO Express(R), MAPCO Mart(R), East Coast(R), Fast Food and Fuel(TM), Favorite Markets(R), Delta Express(R) and Discount Food Mart(TM) brand names.

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SOURCE: Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.
U.S. Investor / Media Relations Contact:
Noel Ryan III, 615-435-1356 (Direct)
Director - Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications