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Repairs Underway At Westlake's Geismar, LA Vinyls Facility

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)

Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC resin and PVC building products including PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, including career opportunities, visit the company's website at http://www.westlake.com.

The statements in this release relating to matters that are not historical facts, including the ability of the Geismar plant to restart operations at any date certain and the mitigation of any force majeure event, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance, and the ability of the Geismar facility to begin operating in the future could differ materially, based on multiple factors including, but not limited to: general economic and business conditions; the cyclical nature of the chemical industry; availability, cost and volatility of raw materials and utilities, including natural gas from shale production; uncertainties associated with the United States and worldwide economies, including those due to global economic and financial conditions; delays and cost overruns associated with expansion and construction projects; governmental regulatory actions, including environmental regulation; political unrest; industry production capacity and operating rates; the supply/demand balance for Westlake 's products; competitive products and pricing pressures; access to capital markets; technological developments; the effect and results of litigation and settlements of litigation; operating interruptions; the ability to find replacement parts and other goods needed to restart the plant, and other risk factors. For more detailed information about the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to Westlake 's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 201 1 , which was filed with the SEC in February 201 2 .

SOURCE Westlake Chemical Corporation

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