Eastman Chemical to increase prices on all grades of propionic acid by US$0.05/lb. in North America, Latin America, effective Feb. 15

KINGSPORT, Tennessee , January 31, 2012 (press release) – Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products Feb. 15, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, particularly in raw materials, energy, and freight.

Eastman™ Propionic Acid, All Grades : Off-list price increase of $USD 0.05/lb ($USD 0.11/kg) in North America and Latin America.

Eastman's chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, Eastman had 2010 sales of $5.8 billion. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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