Investor Release

Styrolution changes targeted redemption date for the conditional redemption of all of its outstanding senior secured notes due 2016


Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt am Main – October 31, 2014 – Styrolution Group GmbH ("Styrolution") today announced that the Refinancing Condition (described below) in respect of the conditional notice (the "Notice of Redemption") it issued on October 3, 2014 stating its intention to redeem (subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the Refinancing Condition) all of its outstanding 7.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 (the "Notes") will not be satisfied or waived on or prior to October 31, 2014.  As a result, the conditional redemption will not take place on November 3, 2014; however, Styrolution currently expects to redeem the Notes on or before December 2, 2014 (subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the Refinancing Condition).  Under the Notice of Redemption, Styrolution's obligation to complete the redemption is conditioned upon the completion of one or more financing transactions for the purpose of redeeming the Notes (among other things) by any of (i) Styrolution or (ii) INEOS Styrolution Holding GmbH and/or one or more of its subsidiaries or affiliates and the on-lending of a portion of the proceeds therefrom to Styrolution pursuant to one or more intercompany loans, in each case, that are reasonably satisfactory to Styrolution in its discretion and result in aggregate net proceeds to Styrolution in a sufficient quantity to pay the redemption price for the Notes, including applicable premium, in full and pay all related expenses on or prior to the redemption date (the "Refinancing Condition").  If the redemption occurs, the Notes will be redeemed in full. 

Styrolution is in the process of finalizing new term loans and expects to complete the financing transaction on November 7, 2014 and the subsequent redemption of the Notes on November 10, 2014, but there can be no assurance that any of the financing transaction or redemption will be completed.  If and when the Refinancing Condition is satisfied, Styrolution will announce the satisfaction of the Refinancing Condition via press release.