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Celanese Corporation Increases Share Repurchase Authorization

Stocks in this article: CE

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced the company’s board of directors increased its share repurchase authorization to $400 million. As of September 30, 2012, the company had $136 million remaining under its previous authorization. The authorization gives management discretion in determining the timing and conditions under which shares may be repurchased.

"This increased share repurchase authorization reflects the confidence we have in our business and its ability to generate strong cash flow today and in the future," said Mark Rohr, chairman and chief executive officer. "With this authorization, we will continue to pursue our balanced cash deployment strategy, including opportunistic share repurchases, which we expect will drive increased shareholder value."

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products that are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,600 employees worldwide and had 2011 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 73% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or the company’s blog at www.celaneseblog.com .

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This release may contain “forward-looking statements,” which include information concerning the company’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs and other information that is not historical information. When used in this release, the words “will,” “intends,” “expects,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “believes,” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and beliefs and various assumptions. There can be no assurance that the company will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove correct. The company’s ability to successfully complete the transactions referred to in this press release is subject to numerous factors and contingencies, many of which are beyond the company’s control. These include local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions, including prevailing interest rates; legal and regulatory developments, including changes to tax rates, applicable securities regulations or accounting standards; and geopolitical conditions, including the occurrence of acts of war or terrorist incidents or natural disasters. Any of these factors or others not named herein could cause the company to abandon the referenced transactions or cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed as forward-looking statements. In addition, other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release include those that are discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.



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