Hexion, Momentive Performance Materials Form New Combined Enterprise

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings Inc., the parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc., and Hexion LLC, the parent company of Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., today completed the previously announced combination of Hexion and Momentive, creating a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials.

The combination creates an industry powerhouse with 117 production facilities, more than 10,000 associates, pro forma annualized sales of approximately $7.5 billion and proforma Adjusted EBITDA of $1.24 billion. The new Momentive is one of the world’s largest specialty chemicals and materials enterprises with approximately 28 percent of its sales in fast-growing regions including the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), 33 percent in Europe and 39 percent in North America.

“Our new, combined enterprise now can offer a broader portfolio of specialty technologies and products to meet the diverse applications needs of our global customers,” said Chairman & CEO Craig O. Morrison. “These technologies include silicones, epoxies, quartz, phenolics, acrylics, aminos, Versatic™ Acids, and others that are used alone, or in combination, across thousands of critical industrial and consumer applications where superior performance is required. In addition, as we look across our complementary technology platform, we see tremendous growth potential for bringing new products to market.”

The combined companies will operate under the Momentive name and are introducing a new logo designed to create a bold new look for the enterprise. The new Momentive is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Its silicones and quartz business is headquartered in Albany, New York.

The new Momentive is organized into three global business divisions: Silicones and Quartz, led by President Steven Delarge; Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins, led by President Joseph Bevilaqua; and Forest Products, led by President Dale Plante. The senior leadership team is a highly experienced management group composed of leaders from Momentive and Hexion.

The new company’s operations are strategically located to serve all major regions of the world with a broad portfolio of specialty performance products for industrial and consumer markets.

Momentive serves more than 20,000 customers with technical solutions that enhance end products. For example, its versatile specialty silicones are used in applications as diverse as shampoo and cosmetics to aerospace and electronics. Its epoxy resins are a vital component in the production of wind turbine blades, while its phenolic-coated proppants help energy services companies extract natural gas from increasingly complex geological formations. The construction, semiconductor, energy, protective coatings, transportation, marine and durable goods industries, to name a few, rely on Momentive’s array of products.

The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Holdings Inc. and Hexion LLC and their respective subsidiaries will remain separate and in place. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. will continue to file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new parent company of Momentive and Hexion is now Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC. In addition, in connection with the combination, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. is changing its name to Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. The companies are controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Source: http://www.momentive.com/

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