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Phillip Martens and Ruth Springham Appointed to Trinseo Board of Directors

BERWYN, Pa. - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced that Philip R. Martens and Ruth Springham will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2016.

Phil Martens is the former CEO of Novelis, an $11 billion aluminum producer based in the U.S. In 2013, Martens received the CEO of the Year award at the Platt Global Metals Awards.  Prior to joining Novelis, Martens held various senior executive roles at ArvinMeritor and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Martens serves as Chairman of the Board of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, where he has been director since November 2013.  Additionally, he has been a director at Plexus Corporation (NASDAQ: PLXS) since November 2010.  Mr. Martens holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 

Ruth Springham is a Director at Bain Capital Luxembourg, with responsibilities related to corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 2004, she held management roles at Thomson Reuters and Eurostat. Ms. Springham holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Glasgow. She is on the board of several Luxembourg-based fund complexes and holding companies.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome directors of Phil and Ruth’s caliber to the Trinseo Board of Directors,” said Chris Pappas, president and CEO of Trinseo. “Phil has extensive senior executive experience at manufacturing companies with worldwide operations as well as significant public board experience. Ruth’s directorship experiences will provide Trinseo with ongoing corporate governance expertise.  Phil and Ruth will be valuable additions to our continued development as an independent publicly traded company.”

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.0 billion in net sales in 2020, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,600 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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