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Western Refining Announces $0.12 Per Share First Quarter Dividend



Western Refining Announces $0.12 Per Share First Quarter Dividend

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Refining, Inc.
(NYSE:WNR) today announced its Board of Directors approved a $0.12 per share
dividend for the first quarter of 2013. The dividend will be paid on February
14, 2013, to shareholders of record on January 30, 2013.

Jeff Stevens, Western's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented,
"This is the second dividend increase since the first quarter of 2012 and
represents a 50% increase from the fourth quarter 2012 dividend. Our Board of
Directors is committed to continuing to return capital to our
shareholders. This increased dividend reflects the Company's confidence in the
continued strength of the margin environment and the investments we are making
in our business."

About Western Refining

Western Refining, Inc. is an independent refining and marketing company
headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Western operates refineries in El Paso, and
Gallup, New Mexico. Western's asset portfolio also includes stand alone
refined products terminals in Albuquerque and Bloomfield, New Mexico; asphalt
terminals in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, and El Paso; retail
service stations and convenience stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and
Texas; a fleet of crude oil and finished product truck transports; and
wholesale petroleum products operations in Arizona, California, Colorado,
Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia. More information about the
Company is available at www.wnr.com.

The Western Refining, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7615

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are protected as
forward looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995.  The forward-looking statements contained herein include statements
about future: commitment to return cash to shareholders, strength of the
margin environment, and investments in our business.  These statements are
subject to the general risks inherent in our business and may or may not be
realized.  Additional information relating to the uncertainties affecting
Western's business is contained in its filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements are only as of the date
made, and Western does not undertake any obligation to (and expressly
disclaims any obligation to) update any forward-looking statements to reflect
events or circumstances after the date such statements were made, or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Investor and Analyst Contact:
         Jeffrey S. Beyersdorfer
         (602) 286-1530
        
         Media Contact:
         Gary Hanson
         (602) 286-1777

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