Innospec Renames Business Segment

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) has today announced that it is renaming one of its business segments with effect from October 1, 2012.

The current Active Chemicals business segment, will be renamed Performance Chemicals.

Patrick Williams, President and CEO said, "We realized some time ago that this business segment name was confusing for our customers and did not accurately reflect the products manufactured and sold by this business. Active Chemicals has a specific meaning in several of our industries sectors, and we have therefore decided to make this change to make the purpose of our products clearer to the customers we serve. This does not in any way change the structure of the company, or the way in which we serve our customers – it is no more than an appropriate change of name for this business segment."

About Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with approximately 850 employees in 20 countries. Innospec manufactures and supplies a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Innospec's Fuel Specialties business specializes in manufacturing and supplying the fuel additives that help improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions. Innospec's Performance Chemicals business provides effective technology-based solutions for our customers' processes or products focused in the Personal Care; Household, Industrial & Institutional; and Fragrance Ingredients markets. Innospec's Octane Additives business is the world's only producer of tetra ethyl lead.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All statements other than statements of historical facts included or incorporated herein may constitute forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements include statements (covered by words like "expects," "anticipates," "may," "believes" or similar words or expressions), for example, which relate to operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, any of the Company's guidance in respect of sales, gross margins, pension liabilities and charges, net income, growth potential and other measures of financial performance).  Although forward-looking statements are believed by management to be reasonable when made, they are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and our actual performance or results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements.  Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company and affecting our business operations and prospects are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  You are urged to review our discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements under the heading "Risk Factors."  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information about Innospec, please visit our website at www.innospecinc.com.

CONTACT: Brian Watt         Innospec Inc.         +44-151-356-6241         Brian.Watt@innospecinc.com                  Robert D. Ferris         RF Binder Partners         +1-212-994-7505         Robert.Ferris@RFBinder.com

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