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Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. Announces New Specialty Carbon Black Production Line in Korea

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OEC #chemicals–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC) (the “Company” or “Orion”), a
worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black,
announced today that it has completed construction of a new Carbon Black
production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea, to produce specialty
products. The line started production on November 23rd and has begun
commercial sales.

“This new line in Yeosu will produce premium grades of Specialty Carbon
Black for demanding customer applications such as automotive coatings,
engineered plastics, printing inks and adhesives & sealants,” said Jack
Clem, Orion’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is another step in Orion
Engineered Carbons’ ongoing transition to higher value added products
for specialty and technically demanding rubber applications.”

The Yeosu Plant has also just completed a major upgrade to a Technical
Rubber Carbon Black production line. This line too is back in commercial
production.

These projects are major components of the consolidation of the Bupyeong
[Incheon] Plant into the Yeosu facility. The transition is on track to
be completed by July 2018.

For further information contact Mr. Michael Hu, Vice President, Business
Line Specialty Carbon Black, Asia Pacific ([email protected]).

About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.

Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. We produce a broad range
of Carbon Blacks that include high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks,
Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Carbon Blacks that
tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints
and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants,
tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses.
Orion runs 14 global production sites and four Applied Technology
Centers. The group has approximately 1,457 employees worldwide. For more
information visit our website www.orioncarbons.com.

Contacts

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.
Investor Relations
Diana Downey,
+1 832-589-2285