Hexion Inc. Announces Agreement for Sale of Phenolic Specialty Resins, Hexamine and European-based Forest Products Resins Businesses to Black Diamond and Investindustrial

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Phenolic Specialty Resin, Hexamine and European-based Forest Products Resins businesses for approximately $425 million to Black Diamond and Investindustrial. The consideration consists of $335 million in cash and certain assumed liabilities with the remainder in future proceeds based on the performance of the business.

Together, these businesses posted sales of approximately $530 million for the last twelve months ended June 30, 2020. The transaction includes approximately 900 associates and 11 manufacturing facilities globally where phenolic specialty resins and engineered thermoset molding compounds are produced for a wide range of end markets including building and construction, industrial, automotive, electronics, agriculture and consumer.

The Company expects to use the sale proceeds to invest in its business and further reduce its debt. The transaction is intended to close in the

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