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Trinseo Chief Financial Officer Barry J Niziolek Announces Plans to Retire in 2019

BERWYN, Pa. - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced that Barry J. Niziolek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plans to retire around mid-year 2019.

Trinseo’s Board of Directors engages in ongoing succession planning discussions. They are evaluating internal and external candidates, and intend to name a successor as soon as practicable.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Barry for his leadership in strengthening the Company’s financial performance, compliance programs and operational discipline during his tenure as Trinseo’s CFO,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Trinseo. “We will miss his counsel and we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

About Barry Niziolek

Barry Niziolek joined Trinseo in June of 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. In this role, Niziolek is responsible for corporate financial reporting, audit, treasury, tax, internal controls and corporate governance. During his tenure, Niziolek led initiatives in the company’s capital allocation, corporate governance, investor communications and interactions, aligning business strategic planning with annual budgeting, and more closely integrating finance with business activities.

Prior to joining Trinseo, Niziolek was Vice President and Controller at DuPont, where he had extensive experience in finance leadership, governance and compliance, board interactions, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, corporate planning, new business development, and investor relations. During his 34 years at DuPont, Niziolek held a wide range of Finance roles, including CFO for the titanium dioxide and coatings businesses, as well as CFO for the crop protection business. He also served as CFO for DuPont’s Mexico operations, where he was based in Mexico City. Other DuPont assignments included investor relations, information systems, business analysis and accounting. He began his career at KPMG as a Senior Auditor.

Niziolek holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wilkes University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.  Barry and his wife Susan live in Delaware; together, they have five children, two beautiful grand-daughters, and a third on the way.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainability-focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers.

From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.

Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $4.8 billion in 2021. Discover more by visiting www.trinseo.com and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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