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Trinseo Announces Secondary Offering of 8,000,000 Ordinary Shares by Selling Shareholder

Berwyn, PA - Monday, May 9, 2016

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced that Bain Capital Everest Manager Holding SCA (the “Selling Shareholder”) has agreed to sell 8,000,000 ordinary shares pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Selling Shareholder will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering.  No shares are being sold by the Company.  Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as the sole book-running manager for the offering (the “Underwriter”).

A shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to the offering of ordinary shares was filed with the SEC on March 15, 2016 and became effective on March 18, 2016.  Before you invest, you should read the prospectus included in that registration statement and the documents incorporated by reference in that registration statement as well as the prospectus supplement related to this offering.  You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.  When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering may also be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 212- 902-1171, facsimile: 212-902-9316, e-mail: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.  Any offer to buy the securities may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time prior to notice of its acceptance given after the effective date of the shelf registration statement.

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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