Celanese Notice of Vinyl Acetate Monomer Force Majeure Due to Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty
materials company, today announced that as a result of Hurricane
Harvey’s impact on Celanese’s operations, suppliers and service
providers in the Texas Gulf Coast, Celanese is temporarily unable to
supply the vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) needs of its customers in the
Americas.

Celanese is continuing to assess the regional and global impact of this
force majeure event, and given that this is a rapidly developing
situation, Celanese cannot provide any specific details or timing of the
full impact to all customers. Celanese will stay in close communication
with customers and will work with them to minimize the impact of this
event.

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 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4
billion. For more information about Celanese and our product offerings,
visit
www.celanese.com
or our blog at
www.celaneseblog.com.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International
Corporation or its affiliates.

Forward-Looking Statements

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information concerning the company’s plans, objectives, goals,
strategies, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures and
other information that is not historical information. When used in this
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“anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” and
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forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based
upon current expectations and beliefs and various assumptions, including
the announced acquisition. There can be no assurance that the company or
its customers will realize these benefits or that these expectations
will prove correct. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements contained in this release, including with respect to the
acquisition. Numerous factors, many of which are beyond the company’s
control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed as forward-looking statements. Other risk factors include
those that are discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of
the date on which it is made, and the company undertakes no obligation
to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the
occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

Celanese Corporation
Investor Relations
Surabhi
Varshney, +1-972-443-3078
surabhi.varshney@celanese.com
or
Media
Relations – Global

W. Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-443-3750
william.jacobsen@celanese.com

Source: Celanese Corporation