Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces Anticipated Timing for Acquisition of Arizona Chemical Company

Dec 29, 2015, 22:04 ET from Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.

HOUSTON, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that its current expectation is that it will consummate the previously announced acquisition of Arizona Chemical Company in early January 2016. The Company expects the financing in connection with the acquisition to be at a cost consistent with that previously announced and that it therefore will be at a cost consistent with that assumed in the Company's cash flow projections as presented when Kraton announced the transaction on September 28, 2015.


Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and one of the world's largest producers of SBCs, a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by Kraton over 50 years ago. Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. Kraton offers products to more than 800 customers in over 60 countries worldwide. Kraton manufactures products at five plants globally, including its flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, which Kraton believes is the most diversified SBC plant in the world, as well as plants in Germany, France, Brazil and Japan. The plant in Japan is operated by an unconsolidated manufacturing joint venture.

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All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as "believes," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "may," "intends," "plans" or "anticipates," or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the timing of the pending acquisition of Arizona Chemical Company, the financing costs related to such acquisition, projected future cash flow of the combined company, and any other statements regarding Kraton's future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements is contained in KPPI's most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal year 2015 and in other filings made by KPPI with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and include, but are not limited to, risks related to: the pending acquisition of Arizona; Kraton's reliance on third parties for the provision of significant operating and other services; conditions in the global economy and capital markets; fluctuations in raw material costs; limitations in the availability of raw materials; competition in Kraton's end-use markets; and other factors of which we are currently unaware or deem immaterial. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to update or revise such information in light of new information or future events.

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