Koppers to raise quarterly dividend 9% to US$0.09/share, payable April 9

PITTSBURGH , February 17, 2012 (press release) – The Board of Directors of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.24 per common share, payable April 9, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 28, 2012. The quarterly dividend amount of $0.24 per share represents a nine percent increase over the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.22 per share.

The company also established a record date for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. Koppers stockholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 2012, will be entitled to notice of the annual meeting and to vote upon matters considered at the meeting. The annual meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 3, 2012.

Koppers will send a definitive proxy statement to stockholders of record, which will contain important information about the meeting and the matters to be considered. Stockholders are urged to read the proxy statement when it becomes available.

About Koppers

Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint ventures, Koppers operates facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia and China. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us on the Web: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor relations should be directed to Leroy M. Ball at 412 227 2118 or Michael W. Snyder at 412 227 2131.

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