Valvoline Instant Oil Change become official Instant Oil Change of the Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks sign first new sponsor for 2010-11 season

04/23/10

The Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement on a multi-year partnership with Great Lakes Quick Lube, a Milwaukee based franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change, the team announced today. With the new partnership, Valvoline Instant Oil Change is now the official Oil Change of the Milwaukee Bucks. The agreement includes sponsorship on the Bucks Statewide Radio Network, in-arena signage and team-related promotions in-arena and in the regional market.

In 2009-10, the Bucks posted their most successful season since the 2000-01 campaign. The team won 46 games, clinched its first playoff berth since the 2005-06 season and set a franchise record for defense, allowing just 96.0 points per game. With the Bucks still alive in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, Great Lakes Quick Lube decided to partner with the team to capitalize on the Bucks successful season and continued team improvement.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Great Lakes Quick Lube is one of the largest and fastest growing independent franchisees in the Valvoline Instant Oil Change system, which is a subsidiary of Ashland Inc (NYSE ASH), a Fortune 500 company. With more than 650 employees, Great Lakes Quick Lube operates over 100 store locations throughout six states in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky.

"We are very pleased and excited to partner with the Milwaukee Bucks," said Jim Wheat, President of Great Lakes Quick Lube, LP. "As a Milwaukee-based company, we believe it is important to play an active role in our hometown community and we look forward to supporting the Bucks organization, our hometown team."

Every month, Great Lakes Quick Lube services over 75,000 vehicles of customers who choose Valvoline Instant Oil Change for a Full-Service Oil Change without making an appointment. To learn more about Great Lakes Quick Lube, visit www.greatlakesquicklube.com.

About Valvoline

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc., has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. The Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One