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Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Raise Prices For Cardura E10P and Versatic Acids

June 13, 2006 at 12:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (June 13, 2006) - Hexion Specialty Chemicals announced today it will increase the prices of its Cardura and Versatic Acids prices globally effective June 15, 2006, or as contract terms allow. Hexion will increase prices for Versatic Acid grades by 100 Euro/mt., or 130 USD/mt. (equaling $0.06/lb.), and Cardura E10P will increase by 150 Euro/mt., or 200 USD/mt. (equaling $0.09/lb.).

"This price increase is necessary to recover continued high level of feedstock prices and is supported by the strong demand for our products", says Jorrit Klaus, Vice-President for Versatics Business.

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals is owned by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P. Additional information is available at www.hexion.com.

Contacts

Taako Brouwer
Business Manager Versatics - EMEA/Americas
Hexion Specialty Chemicals
+31 (10) 295 4170

Peter F. Loscocco
Vice President, Public Affairs
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
+1 614 225 4127