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Agreement Replaces Prior Contract between Westlake Chemical and Royal Group

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Georgia Gulf Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Westlake Chemical Corporation for Westlake to supply vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) to Georgia Gulf. The agreement between Georgia Gulf and Westlake will replace the prior contract that Westlake had with Royal Group Technologies and resolve the previous dispute between Westlake and Royal Group.

"The new agreement is mutually beneficial for Georgia Gulf and Westlake and allows Georgia Gulf to optimize its VCM supply," said Edward Schmitt, Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Gulf Corporation. "We believe the agreement represents the first step in successfully integrating Royal Group. We look forward to maintaining our good relationship with Westlake Chemical."

Georgia Gulf

Georgia Gulf Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and international marketer of two integrated chemical product lines, chlorovinyls and aromatics. Under Royal Group's brands, Georgia Gulf manufactures vinyl-based building and home improvement products including custom window profiles, siding, pipe and pipe fittings, mouldings, decking, fencing, railing, and window coverings.

Georgia Gulf Corporation's chemical products can be found in high performance plastics, pulp and paper production, packaging, chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals and medical applications. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company has nearly 50 manufacturing facilities primarily in North America as well as a facility in China.

Source: Georgia Gulf Corporation

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