May 1, 2002

To coincide with protests at Amerada Hess’s AGM in the US, the Burma Campaign UK is today calling on supporters to send faxes to Chairman John Hess’s direct number, calling on him to sell Hess’s 25 percent stake in Premier Oil.
“We can’t be there in person but we can make sure they get the message”, says John Jackson, Director of Burma Campaign UK. “We are delighted that Hess are coming under so much pressure in the US. It is making life increasingly difficult for Premier Oil. Premier’s public reputation is already in tatters, soon they will be a pariah in the business community as well.”
Amerada Hess have stated they are ‘re-evaluating’ their investment in Premier Oil.
The Burma Campaign UK expects John Hess will receive hundreds of faxes – titled ‘John Hess, clean up your mess!’ – from the UK and over a dozen other countries. “The pressure will keep piling up until they sell up”, says John Jackson.
Burma Campaign UK has a strong track record of persuading companies to pull out of Burma, including Triumph International, Burton, River Island and BHS.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact John Jackson, Director of the Burma Campaign UK, on 0207 281 7377, mobile 07961 357391.
For information or pictures about the AGM protest in the US contact Heidi Quante, Burma Project, on 001 414 846 8838 (mobile)

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