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Celanese Completes Acquisition of Acetate Products Limited
Thursday February 1, 8:30 am ET

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celanese Corporation, a global hybrid chemical company, today announced completion of the acquisition of the cellulose acetate flake, tow and film business of Acetate Products Limited (APL), a subsidiary of Corsadi B.V. The transaction excludes the limited business activity in Romania as regulatory review continues and is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2007. The purchase price for the transaction was approximately USD $110 million. Celanese announced its intent to purchase APL in August 2006.

"This acquisition builds on our global acetate business and further enhances our strong capability to supply our customers," said Douglas Madden, president of Celanese Acetate. "We will immediately begin integrating the APL business into the Celanese Acetate products network."

As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corporation makes products essential to everyday living. Our products, found in consumer and industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales totaled $6.1 billion in 2005, with approximately 60% generated outside of North America. Known for operational excellence and relentless execution of its business strategies, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with innovations and best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 9,300 employees worldwide.

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Source: Celanese Corporation

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