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De Sangosse Agroquimica to Distribute MPM Silwet Adjuvants in South Brazil

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announces today that De Sangosse Agroquimica has been appointed as a new distributor for Silwet* adjuvants in the South region of Brazil, effective July 1, 2013. The move is part of MPM’s strategic plan to continue growing its sales in the agriculture business in Latin America.

“We are very glad De Sangosse will begin distributing Silwet products in Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul - states that undoubtedly comprise one of the most promising regions for agriculture in Brazil,” said Marcos Belle, Regional Marketing Manager for MPM. “By reaching this agreement, we are now able to offer extensive market coverage with stronger and more robust technical support to our customers, thanks to De Sangosse’s expert knowledge and overall service capabilities.”

“De Sangosse is constantly working on bringing new products, technologies and solutions to our customers,” said Flavio Matarazzo, Agriculture Marketing Manager for De Sangosse. “Silwet L-77 Ag adjuvant and its unique chemistry will add value to our portfolio by expanding our ability to provide these services.”

With typically superior spreading performance at a lower concentration relative to other commercial surfactants, Silwet adjuvants offer the potential for lower spray application rates and costs, as well as enhanced pesticide efficacy. Silwet adjuvants are compatible with a number of agrochemical products enabling overall better spreading, rainfastness and uptake.

To learn more about Silwet, visit www.silwet.com.

About Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (Momentive) is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. Its technology portfolio delivers tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.

About De Sangosse Company

De Sangosse is a global company and a European leader in research technology, providing growers with innovative approaches to protecting crops against disease, pests and the effects of adverse weather from seed to harvest. Based in Agen, France, with locations worldwide, De Sangosse has been providing research-backed solutions for more than 30 years. Today, the range includes seed treatments, molluscicides, plant nutrition, adjuvants and crop protection products (plant health and bio-control). To find out more about De Sangosse, visit www.desangosse.com.

*Silwet is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
Copyright 2013 Momentive Performance Materials Inc. All rights reserved.

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