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Kraton/LCY Transaction

January 28, 2014

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Combine with the Styrenic Block Copolymer Business of LCY Chemical Corp. to Create a Worldwide Leading Manufacturer and Innovator in the Styrenic Block Copolymer Industry.  


Kraton/LCY Transaction Details


tradeshowMD&M West Medical

American Coatings Show
Booth #2351

April 8-10, 2014

Please visit Kraton Performance Polymers at the American Coatings show. Kraton delivers polymer innovations that manufacturers need to improve durability and overall performance in coating applications.  Our experts will be on hand to showcase our our styrene block copolymers produce solvent-based, highly elastic coatings that provide outstanding crack-free adhesion to polar and non-polar substrates.  Kraton™ polymer-based coatings resist damage from water incursion, ponding and from chemical exposure.  Please contact Vaneese Bell for more information.



Chinaplas 2014
Booth N1C01

April 23 – 26, 2014

Kraton will highlight environmentally-friendly products for applications in medical, performance textiles, coated fabrics, compound solutions, personal care and Cariflex™ Polyisoprene Products at Chinaplas in Shanghai, China April 23-26. In addition to our booth presence, Kraton scientists will conduct two technical seminars during the show on the following technologies: Introduction of New Kraton™ A and ERS Polymers that Enable New Applications
Presenter Mr. Paul Lu
Cariflex IR Differentiated High Performance Polyisoprene Rubber - Presenter Mr. Jerry Tao
To attend one of the seminars, please contact
Mindy Gu at mindy.gu@kraton.com

Kraton Announces Definitive Agreement to Combine with the Styrenic Block Copolymer Business of LCY Chemical Corp.
to Create a Worldwide Leading Manufacturer and Innovator in the Styrenic Block Copolymer Industry

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a global producer of highly-engineered polymers, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with the styrenic block copolymer ("SBC") operations of Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corp. ("LCY").  The transaction will combine Kraton's broad product portfolio and innovation platform with LCY's cost-effective and innovative SBC operations and its proven record of driving growth in China and broader Asia. 

The combination agreement calls for LCY to contribute its SBC business in exchange for newly issued shares in the combined company, such that Kraton's shareholders and LCY will each own 50% of the outstanding shares of the combined enterprise.  The combined company will be incorporated in the UK, will be listed on the NYSE, and will be led by Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton's President and Chief Executive Officer, and a global management team with administrative headquarters located in Houston, Texas.

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Kraton Performance Polymers Helps Provide New Yorkers with Safer, More Accessible City Streets $7 Million Road Resurfacing Project Features Unique Asphalt Paving Technology Completed in Advance of Winter Conditions

HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBC) and other engineered polymers, is working on a project to support efforts to make roads more safe in New York City. As temperatures continue to drop and cities embrace wintry conditions, New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) has planned ahead. With the help of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), in partnership with NuStar Asphalt LLC, 53 New York City blocks, including bike paths and select bus service routes along First Avenue from 72nd to 125th Streets, have been resurfaced with a thin layer of highly modified asphalt (HiMA) that greatly improves pavement resistance to rutting and cracking — critical attributes for high-traffic roadways used by vehicles and pedestrians in any season, but especially in harsh, inclement weather.

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