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04.03.2019 – 10:02

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Brenntag North America announces national distribution agreement with Hexion

Dear all, Please find attached a press release from Brenntag North America regarding a distribution agreement with Hexion Inc., to be their national distributor of epoxy specialty and base epoxy resins and intermediates in the United States and Canada. For further information please see the press release. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. Best regards, Hubertus Spethmann

Reading, March 1, 2019

Brenntag North America announces national distribution agreement with Hexion

Brenntag North America, Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, the global market leader in chemical distribution, entered into a distribution agreement with Hexion Inc., to be their national distributor of epoxy specialty and base epoxy resins and intermediates in the United States and Canada.

The Hexion portfolio of epoxy resins, curing agents and modifiers compliments Brenntag's existing coatings and construction market offerings. These Hexion products are often utilized in end applications such as in manufacturing furniture, coatings, adhesives, flooring, and electrical castings and laminates.

Markus Klähn, Member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and CEO Brenntag North America: "We are enthusiastic to expand our global strategic relationship with Hexion in North America as part of our specialties growth strategy. Hexion's high-performance epoxy products and technologies will allow us to solidify our position as partner of choice in the coatings, adhesives and construction segment and enable us to offer our customers innovative solutions through a dedicated team of technical experts".

"We're excited to connect the unique synergies of Brenntag with our product line on a larger scale," stated Adam Houseman, Distribution Manager, Hexion Americas. "By expanding our relationship across North America, our customers will see enhanced value in technical assistance and convenience of supply."

Hexion offers a wide range of high-performing epoxy products, including the Trademarks (TM):

- EPON Resins 
- EPIKURE Curing Agents
- HELOXY Modifiers and diluents
- EPI-REZ Waterborne Resins

"This distribution agreement will provide our customers with the convenience of developing and sourcing their entire formula from one source backed up by our coatings and construction laboratory. We are thrilled to be aligned with Hexion, one of the inventors of epoxy technology and an industry leading supplier with a well-rounded spectrum of epoxy solutions for our customers.," said Ted Davlantes, Marketing Director Coatings & Construction, Brenntag North America.

About Brenntag:

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 530 locations in 73 countries and a workforce of more than 16,000 employees. In 2017, the company generated sales of EUR 11.7 billion (USD 13.3 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 185,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.

For more information on Brenntag North America, please visit www.brenntagnorthamerica.com.

About Hexion Inc:

Based in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com/epoxy

Press contact for Brenntag North America:
Talitha Poore
Brenntag North America, Inc.
5083 Pottsville Pike
USA - Reading, PA 19605
Telephone: +1 (610) 916-3825
E-Mail: brenntag@brenntag.com
www.brenntagnorthamerica.com