Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast and 2012 Investor Day and Webcast

HOUSTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers announces that it has scheduled a conference call on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss Second Quarter 2012 financial results. The company expects to release its results after market close on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will be broadcast live over the internet, at http://www.Kraton.com by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the left side of the Investor Relations page. Company spokespeople will include Kevin M. Fogarty, President and Chief Executive Officer; Stephen E. Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer; and Gene Shiels, Director of Investor Relations.

You may also listen to the conference call by telephone by contacting the conference call operator 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and asking for the Kraton Conference Call - Passcode: "Earnings Call". U.S./Canada dial-in #: 888-989-5214. International dial-in #: 517-308-9285.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Central Time on August 2nd through 11:00 p.m. Central Time on August 14th. To hear a replay of the call over the Internet, access Kraton's Website at http://www.Kraton.com by selecting the "Investor Relations" link at the top of the home page and then selecting "Events" from the Investor Relations menu on the left side of the Investor Relations page. To hear a telephonic replay of the call, dial 888-282-0029 and International callers dial 402-998-0514.

Investor Day

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. announces that it has scheduled an Investor Day on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park in New York City. Investors are invited to attend and to R.S.V.P for this event on the Kraton website, www.kraton.com. This event will be webcast, and a link to the webcast will be available on the day of the conference at www.kraton.com. To access the link, select "Events" under the "Company" section at the top of the Investor Relations page.

About Kraton

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us almost fifty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Our polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. We offer a broad range of products to more than 800 customers in over 60 countries worldwide, and are the only SBC producer with manufacturing and service capabilities on four continents. We manufacture products at five plants globally, including our flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, as well as plants in Germany, France and Brazil, and a joint venture plant operated in Japan.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the "Giving Innovators Their Edge" tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

For Further Information:

H. Gene Shiels 281-504-4886

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SOURCE Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.



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