Celanese Completes Acquisition of SO.F.TER. Group


Extends global engineered materials leadership position; expands ETP
and TPE portfolio through acquisition of leading producer

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty
materials company, today announced it has completed the transaction to
acquire the Forli, Italy based SO.F.TER. Group, one of the world’s
largest independent thermoplastic compounders.

Celanese has acquired SO.F.TER. Group’s comprehensive product portfolio
of engineering thermoplastics (ETPs), thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs),
as well as all customer agreements and all manufacturing, technology and
commercial facilities.

The acquisition nearly doubles the number of Celanese global engineered
materials product platforms and further extends Celanese’s world-class
operational model, technical and industry solutions capabilities, and
project pipeline.

“This extended portfolio – complementary to our global engineered
materials business – will be integrated with Celanese’s materials
capabilities and operational model to increase opportunities for
engaging customers across highly diverse application areas where
functionality and design freedom are critical to material selection,”
said Scott Sutton, Celanese executive vice president and president of
Materials Solutions. “Additionally, SO.F.TER. Group’s sophisticated and
modern manufacturing facilities and product portfolio provide a vehicle
for additional growth, investment and synergies.”

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Celanese
its agreement to acquire SO.F.TER. Group in October 2016.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production
of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in
most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary
business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full
breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business
expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we
partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs,
we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world
through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs
approximately 7,000 employees worldwide and had 2015 net sales of $5.7
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