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Ashland Announces Global Increase in Prices of Redispersible Powders

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of its Aquapas™ redispersible powders globally. Aquapas redispersible powders are used in a wide variety of construction applications, including external insulating foam systems, construction and tile adhesives, plasters, mortars and grouts.

The Aquapas redispersible powders price increase will be up to 7 percent. The increase is effective for shipments after May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow. This price increase is necessary to offset recent steep price escalations in raw materials.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers industry-leading products, technologies and resources for solving formulation and product performance challenges in key markets including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings and energy. Using natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers and vinyl pyrrolidones, Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for today's demanding consumer and industrial applications.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline.

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