CITGO HOLDING, INC. ANNOUNCES AN OFFER TO PURCHASE UP TO $286.231 MILLION IN TOTAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 9.25% SECURE SENIOR NOTES DUE IN 2024

HOUSTON, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CITGO Holding, Inc., a Delaware company (the “Company“), today announced its offer to purchase (the “To offer“) for cash an overall principal amount of up to $286.231 million (there “Excess cash flow bid amount“) of its 9.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (the “Remarks“) at a purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Bonds to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to the settlement-delivery date excluded, according to the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the Offer of purchase, dated August 11, 2022 (there “Bid“).

The offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City It’s time September 9, 2022except for extension or early termination by the Company (the “Expiration date“). Subject to the Excess Cash Flow Tender Amount of $286.231 millionfor each $1,000 principal amount of Bonds validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) prior to the Expiry Time and accepted by the Company, Bondholders will receive $1,000 in cash (the “Offer price“), plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the settlement date. Submitted Notes may be validly withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Time, unless extended or terminated earlier. by the Company The settlement date is currently expected to be the fifth business day following the expiry time.

If the aggregate principal amount of the Bonds tendered to the Offer exceeds the Excess Cash Flow Offer Amount of $286.231 millionthe Company will purchase Notes in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Prorated Excess Cash Flow Tender Amount (subject to applicable procedures of The Depository Trust Company), with such adjustments as the Trustee deems appropriate (such as defined below).

The Notes are governed by an indenture dated August 1, 2019 (as amended on the date hereof, the “Indenture“), by and between the Company, the Guarantors parties thereto and TMI Trust Company, as trustee (the “CuratorPursuant to the Indenture, the Company is required to offer to purchase for cash an aggregate principal amount up to the amount of the excess cash flow tender of its outstanding Notes at offer price The offer is made to satisfy this requirement.

The Excess Cash Flow Offer Amount is equal to 50% of the Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the Indenture) of the Company and certain of its Subsidiaries for the Excess Cash Flow Period ( as defined in the Trust Indenture), less the Mandatory Prepayment Offer. amount under the excess cash flow offering provisions of the Term Loan Facility (as defined in the Indenture). In this regard, the Company launched a competing early redemption offer corresponding to approximately $482.673 million in aggregate principal amount of indebtedness under the term loan facility. The Offer and the Concurrent Offer under the Term Loan Facility are not conditional upon each other.

Neither the Company, its board of directors (or any of its committees), TMI Trust Company, the Offer Depositary, the Trustee or their respective affiliates makes any recommendation as to whether whether or not the holders should file all or part of their Notes in the Offer.

This announcement is not an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, any securities. The offer is made only by the offer to purchase. The offer is not being made to Noteholders in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance of the offer would not be in accordance with securities laws, blue skies or other laws of such jurisdiction .

About CITGO Holding, Inc.

CITGO Holding, Inc. (“CITGO Holding“or the”Company“) is the direct parent company of CITGO Petroleum Corporation (“CITGO“). CITGO Holding is a wholly owned subsidiary of PDV Holding, Inc. (“POS Holding“), a Delaware company and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Petróleos de VenezuelaHER (“PDVSA” Where “ultimate parent“), which is a Venezuelan company 100% owned and controlled by the government of Venezuela.

CITGO manufactures or refines and markets transportation fuels as well as petrochemicals, other industrial products and lubricants. We own and operate three large-scale, highly complex oil refineries with a total crude oil refining design capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels per day, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Corpus Christi, Texas and Lemont, Ill.. Our refining operations are supported by an extensive distribution network, which provides reliable access to end markets for our refined products. We own 35 active refined products terminals with a total storage capacity of 18.3 million barrels and have an interest in an additional 3.5 million barrels refined products storage capacity through our co-ownership of eight additional terminals, spread across 22 states. We own or have an interest in four additional terminals, comprising approximately 1 million barrels of refined storage capacity, which are currently idle or used only to store feedstocks used in refining operations. We also have access to over 140 third-party terminals through exchanges, terminals, and similar arrangements. Our retail network consists of approximately 4,300 independently owned and operated CITGO-branded retail outlets located east of the Rocky Mountains. We and our predecessors have had a recognized brand presence in the United States for over 100 years.

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