Celanese Initiates Comprehensive Cost Assessment of Logistics Policies and Services for All Products

June 8, 2018

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 8, 2018--Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global specialty materials company, today announces that due to continued and projected escalating cost increases for logistics services, the company has begun a comprehensive assessment of all logistics policies for all products to ensure that processes and services are conducted in the most efficient and economical manner. Upon conclusion of this assessment, Celanese expects to issue a new framework with guidelines regarding shipments and services in order to best address the increasing costs for freight as well as limited availability of truck carrier capacity.

While this assessment is ongoing, Celanese today announces that, effective immediately, it will implement a price increase of $0.03/lb on all truck shipments of the following acetyl intermediate products being sent from or delivered to the U.S. or Canada, subject to any applicable contractual commitments:

all grades of Formaldehyde and Paraformaldehyde all grades of MIBC and MIBK all grades of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate all grades of Emulsion Polymers

Implementing the above price increases is necessary at this time given the increasing costs and fees that Celanese has already begun to incur for freight and in order to secure truck carrier capacity to deliver shipments of the above products to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Celanese may also impose additional charges for rush orders or customer requests for changes to orders which are made 72 hours or less prior to the estimated shipment date.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our businesses use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2017 net sales of $6.1 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com .

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