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Hexion Inc. Announces Preliminary 2021 Results from Continuing Operations

January 26, 2022 09:09 PM Eastern Standard Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) today announced preliminary unaudited results for the year ended December 31, 2021.

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As previously announced, on November 24, 2021, Hexion entered into a definitive agreement to sell its epoxy-based Coatings and Composite businesses (the “Transaction”), which includes the epoxy specialty resins and base epoxy resins and intermediates product lines (together, the “Epoxy Business”). The Epoxy Business was formerly included in the Company’s Coatings & Composites reportable segment. As of December 31, 2021, Hexion reclassified its Epoxy Business as held for sale on the Consolidated Balance Sheets and will report its results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2021 and all comparable periods as “Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes” on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Following completion of the Transaction, Hexion’s continuing operations will consist of the Company’s existing Adhesives Segment and its Versatic™ Acids and Derivatives product lines.

For 2021, the Company expects to report net sales from continuing operations of approximately $1.9 billion, operating income from continuing operations of $32 million to $42 million, Segment EBITDA of $250 million to $260 million and Pro Forma Segment EBITDA of $260 million to $280 million. Segment EBITDA and Pro Forma Segment EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures and are defined and reconciled to operating income from continuing operations later in this release.

“2021 was a transformational year for Hexion,” said Craig Rogerson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We saw a strong performance in our Adhesives business reflecting increasing demand from residential housing construction starts and solid gains in our formaldehyde business, as well as a five percent increase in our Performance Materials volumes, in 2021. In addition, we’ve taken actions to strategically optimize our portfolio and position the Company for future success through the sale of our Phenolic Specialty Resins and European Forest Products business in April 2021 and the announced sale of our Epoxy Business.”

Mr. Rogerson added: “As part of our ongoing commitment to drive shareholder value, we remain focused on successfully completing the pending sale of our Epoxy Business and the pending acquisition of the balance of the Company by affiliates of American Securities LLC. Looking ahead to the first quarter of 2022, we expect continued strength in our Adhesives business reflecting residential construction demand, as well as solid demand for architectural coatings to support overall segment growth in the coming year. We believe we are well-positioned for growth in 2022 and going forward.”

The data presented in this press release reflects our preliminary estimated unaudited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021, based upon information available to us as of the date of this announcement. This data is not a comprehensive statement of our financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021, and our actual results may differ materially from this preliminary estimated data. While we currently expect our results for the year ended December 31, 2021 to be within the ranges set forth above, the audit of our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 has not been completed. During the preparation of our financial statements and the completion of the audit for the year ended December 31, 2021, additional adjustments to the preliminary estimated financial information presented above may be identified and could lead to our actual financial results materially differing from those presented.

Hexion plans to issue a more detailed press release regarding its fiscal year 2021 results, and will file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2021, in March, with an accompanying investor conference call to follow shortly thereafter.

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