WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company ("Chemours") (NYSE: CC), a global chemical company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aniline facility in Beaumont, Texas to The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) for approximately $140 million in cash. The transaction close is subject to customary approvals and closing conditions.
As part of this transaction, Chemours has entered into an agreement to meet Dow's additional aniline requirements with supply from its Pascagoula, Mississippi facility. Chemours will continue to serve other aniline customers from its Pascagoula plant.
"We have moved rapidly since Chemours was created in July to capture substantial cost reductions and streamline our portfolio," said Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and CEO. "We will continue to take actions to deliver on every aspect of our five-point transformation plan, and to enable greater focus on our businesses that have the strongest advantages and greatest market opportunities."
Vergnano added: "Dow owning the Beaumont aniline facility is a natural fit, since Dow has been our largest aniline customer for many years. Our aniline facility employees have been a valued part of our company, and we wish them well in this next chapter of their working lives."
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™ and Nafion™. Chemours has approximately 8,400 employees across 36 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
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