MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - It is with profound sadness that we recognize the passing of a Guest Service Attendant (GSA) following an incident that occurred at a Petro-Canada retail site on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Mississauga, Ontario.

"On behalf of everyone at Suncor Energy and in the Petro-Canada network, I would like to extend our most sincere condolences to this individual's family, friends and co-workers," said Boris Jackman, executive vice-president, Refining and Marketing for Suncor Energy.

"This situation has been upsetting for everyone in our retail network and in those areas of our business that support our retail operations. Safety is a core value in every part of Suncor's business and whenever someone is injured while visiting or working at one of our sites we take it very seriously."

Suncor will continue to support the police in their investigation of this crime. Out of respect for the family, we are not providing further detail at this time.

Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

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