Detrex Corporation Declares A Special Dividend

Detrex Corporation (Pink Sheets: DTRX) today announced that it will pay a special dividend of $1.00 per share payable December 17, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business December 7, 2012.

“We believe that our solid financial and operational condition merits a special dividend,” said Detrex President and CEO Tom Mark. “In addition to providing special and quarterly dividends, we are continuing to investigate strategic opportunities to enhance shareholder value.”

About Detrex Corporation

Founded in 1925, Detrex Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemical products for the global industrial manufacturing markets through its subsidiary The Elco Corporation. Elco is a leading manufacturer of high performance specialty chemicals including additives for industrial petroleum products and high purity hydrochloric acid.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “1995 Act”). The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “guidance,” “target” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Certain risks and uncertainties are identified from time to time in the Company’s reports. Some factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include: market conditions, environmental remediation costs, pension expense and funding requirements, liquidation value of assets, and marketability of real estate and the market value and future liquidity of Detrex stock. The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the 1995 Act.

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