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Hexion Response to the COVID-19 Virus

 

March 30, 2020

Dear valued customer, 

Today we announced that Craig Rogerson, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has taken a temporary medical leave of absence due to a condition consistent with COVID-19.  To ensure that the Company is fully functioning at this time, the Board of Directors also determined that I will assume Craig Rogerson’s authority and responsibilities until he returns from his leave of absence.

As we’ve previously communicated, as a Company, we are taking various precautionary measures in place to keep the balance of our associates safe and healthy, while minimizing impact to our operations so that we can continue to support you.    

For example, we are following guidance from public health officials and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are working closely with our sites to take the appropriate protective measures and we are, of course, closely following all legislatively-mandated travel directives in the various countries where we operate. We have also placed additional travel restrictions in place for our associates designed to reduce the risk from coronavirus. Finally, we are utilizing extended work from home options to protect our office associates, while adjusting our meeting protocols and processes at our manufacturing sites. 

We are also following the guidelines of each country in which we operate as it relates to being deemed a business considered “critical infrastructure” enabling us to keep our sites running. For example, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just identified the U.S. chemical industry and its workers as Essential Critical Infrastructure. DHS expects the chemical industry to continue normal operations, while following CDC workforce and customer protection guidance. 

We will continue to monitor the data and recommendations from the CDC and WHO and keep you informed regarding the status of our global operations.    

Please contact your normal commercial or customer service contact with any questions regarding your orders. Please join me in wishing Craig a speedy recovery and return to full health. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,          

George Knight
Acting CEO

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 

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