Solutia Sells its Rubber Chemicals Businesses to Performance Additives Europe

Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today that it has sold its dithiocarbamates (DTCs) and tetrabenzylthiuram disulfide (TBzTD) businesses to Performance Additives Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of Behn Meyer Chemical Holding (S) Pte. Ltd., for $26 million, subject to a customary working capital adjustment. These products are manufactured in Termoli, Italy.

"These divestitures support our strategy to focus on high-value, global market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals," said Greta Senn, president and general manager of Solutia's Technical Specialties division.

Solutia's Technical Specialties division offers advanced chemical and specialty products that meet or exceed rigorous specifications and are distributed through a proven, global supply system. As one of the world's largest producers of chemicals for the rubber and tire industry, Solutia's products help control the process of manufacturing rubber while improving its durability, flexibility and appearance. Sales and EBITDA for the divested businesses totaled approximately 2% and 1%, respectively, of Solutia's consolidated 2010 results.

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