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Kraton Performance Polymers Ranks #2 in Houston Chronicle Top 100
Monday June 6, 2011, 9:00 am EDT

HOUSTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Houston Chronicle Top 100 list of publicly traded companies in the Houston area for 2010.  The Top 100 list, which is prepared on behalf of the Houston Chronicle by Capital IQ Compustat, ranks Houston's top public companies by a score based on four measures of financial performance: total revenue, revenue growth, earnings-per-share growth and one year total return to shareholders (on a dividend-reinvested basis).

"Kraton is honored to receive this recognition," said Kevin Fogarty, President and CEO of Kraton Performance Polymers. "Two-thousand-ten was a year of notable performance for Kraton—by virtually every measure. In our first year as a public company, we established and delivered on four key operating priorities designed to create growth and value including: earnings growth, innovation-led top line growth, capital investment, and development of critical capabilities," he continued. "Kraton's ability to deliver highly engineered solutions and continually develop new applications for styrenic block copolymers is what sets us apart from our competitors," he concluded.

For more information about Kraton Performance Polymers, please visit www.kraton.com, or call 1-800-4-KRATON for further assistance.

About Kraton Polymers

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries, is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers ("SBCs"), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us almost fifty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers, which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Our polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. We currently offer approximately 800 products to more than 700 customers in over 60 countries worldwide, and are the only SBC producer with manufacturing and service capabilities on four continents. We manufacture products at five plants globally, including our flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, as well as plants in Germany, France and Brazil, and a joint venture plant operated in Japan.

Source: PRNewswire

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