NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL), a major manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries, will issue its first quarter earnings report on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET, prior to the open of the market. The Company will hold its first quarter earnings conference call to review the financial and operational performance highlights on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. ET ( 1:00 p.m. CT). F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, and James E. Hurlbutt, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Stepan Company will host the conference call, which will be webcast live. Telephone access to the live conference call will be available by dialing +1 800-407-3269. A live, listen-only web-cast of the conference call will also be available at the Stepan Company investor web site at www.stepan.com. A web-cast replay of the conference call as well as the question and answer session will be available at the Company's web site for approximately five days following the call. It will be necessary to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer. Windows Media Player can be downloaded from the Stepan investor relations web page. Corporate Profile Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries. Stepan is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which are the key ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds. The company is also a principal supplier of phthalic anhydride used in polyester resins, alkyd resins and plasticizers. Polyurethane polyols and foam systems are used in the expanding thermal insulation market primarily by the construction and refrigeration industries.