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February 22, 2017
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HollyFrontier Corporation Reports Quarterly Net Income

Dallas, Texas, February 22, 2017 ‑‑ HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE-HFC) (“HollyFrontier” or the “Company”) today reported fourth quarter net income attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders of $53.2 million or $0.30 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, compared to a net loss of $(43.9) million or $(0.24) per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Included in the current quarter results were items consisting of a non-cash lower of cost or market inventory adjustment that increased pre-tax earnings by $97.7 million and pre-acquisition costs related to our recent PCLI purchase that decreased pre-tax earnings by $13.4 million. Excluding these items, net loss attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders was $(10.0) million or $(0.06) per diluted share. Actual to adjusted amounts are reconciled in the tables included in the accompanying reconciliations to amounts reported under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

For the fourth quarter, net income attributable to our stockholders, exclusive of lower of cost or market inventory adjustments, PCLI pre-acquisition costs and related tax effects, decreased by $54.1 million compared to the same period of 2015, principally reflecting lower refining margins. Production levels averaged approximately 453,000 barrels per day ("BPD") and crude oil charges averaged 432,000 BPD for the current quarter. On a per barrel basis, consolidated refinery gross margin was $7.23 per produced barrel, a 27% decrease compared to $9.91 for the fourth quarter of 2015. Total operating expenses for the quarter were $258.7 million compared to $285.2 million for the fourth quarter of last year, and refining operating expenses averaged $5.51 per produced barrel sold compared to $6.40 per barrel for the same period of 2015.

HollyFrontier’s President & CEO, George Damiris, commented, "2016 presented a challenging refining environment for the industry as a whole and for HFC due to weak benchmark refining margins, rising RFS compliance costs and narrow crude differentials In the face of these macro challenges we continue to focus on what we can control. We have achieved approximately $300 million of the $700 million in annual EBITDA improvements targeted by 2018. We also completed the largest acquisition in our company’s history with the addition of the Petro-Canada Lubricants business. We look forward to realizing the benefits from combining this differentiated, high margin business with HollyFrontier.”

For the fourth quarter of 2016, net cash provided by operations totaled $164.3 million. During the period, we declared a regular dividend of $0.33 per share to shareholders totaling approximately $58.8 million. At December 31, 2016, our combined balance of cash and short-term investments totaled $1.1 billion, and our consolidated debt was $2.2 billion. Our debt, exclusive of Holly Energy Partners' debt which is nonrecourse to HollyFrontier, was $991.2 million at December 31, 2016. In February 2017, we amended our credit agreement, increasing the credit facility size to $1.35 billion and extended the maturity to 2022. Additionally, we paid $862.1 million in cash upon closing of our PCLI acquisition on February 1, 2017.

The Company has scheduled a webcast conference call for today, February 22, 2017, at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to discuss fourth quarter financial results. This webcast may be accessed at: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1131678. An audio archive of this webcast will be available using the above noted link through March 10, 2017.

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier operates through its subsidiaries a 135,000 barrels per stream day (“BPSD”) refinery located in El Dorado, Kansas, two refinery facilities with a combined capacity of 125,000 BPSD located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a 100,000 BPSD

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