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Solenis to acquire Lostris International B.V. and Wester Blend B.V.

April 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WILMINGTON, Del. — Solenis LLC today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the shares in Lostris International B.V. and Wester Blend B.V., privately-held companies primarily focused on supplying specialty chemicals to the pulp and tissue and towel markets. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter 2016, following receipt of customary regulatory approvals in Germany.

"Lostris' and Wester Blend's capabilities complement the current Solenis offerings in the global pulp, and tissue and towel markets," said John Panichella, president and CEO, Solenis. "In addition to a strong channel-to-market, Lostris produces unique defoamer formulations, pitch dispersants, and scale control chemistries for the pulp market. It also provides complementary crepe and release products that will further bolster our tissue and towel product range."

"This is another excellent example of Solenis' commitment to invest in the pulp and paper industry," stated Charles Robinson, senior vice president, Solenis.

"We are delighted to work together with the leading supplier of specialty chemicals to the pulp and paper industry to ensure a smooth transition for our customers," stated Eelco van 't Hoog, Lostris International's and Wester Blend's president. "By joining together in a shared commitment to solve problems for our customers the collective strengths of the companies will generate enormous opportunities for exciting new products and growth."

<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About Solenis</h2> <p>Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company&rsquo;s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 15,400 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2023 US Best Managed Company, recognized three years in a row.</p> <p>For additional information about Solenis, please visit <a href="/en/">www.solenis.com</a> or follow us on social media.</p>

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Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

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