Methanex Announces New President & CEO Effective January 1,

Methanex Announces New President & CEO Effective January 1, 2013 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/12 -- The
Chairman of the Board of Methanex Corporation
(TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH)(SSE:Methanex), Tom Hamilton, announced today
that the Board of Directors has appointed John Floren, currently
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics, to President and
Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013. 
Bruce Aitken is retiring from the Company, but will remain a member
of the Board of Directors. 
"It has been a true honour leading Methanex for the past 8 years. I
will miss the employees and day-to-day running of the Company which
has been an important part of my life for so long. John Floren has
great leadership abilities and management expertise and I believe he
will be an exceptional CEO," says Mr. Aitken. 
Bruce Aitken, who spent 21 years with Methanex, was appointed
President and CEO of Methanex in 2004. During his 8 years as
President & CEO, his commitment to operational excellence, low cost
production and global market leadership helped the Company to
strengthen its leadership position as the world's largest producer
and marketer of methanol. 
John Floren has been with Methanex since 2000. He has been in his
current role as the global head of marketing and logistics for the
past 7 years. Prior to that, he held several senior management
positions with Methanex. Mr. Floren has worked in the chemical
industry for over 27 years. 
John Floren commented, "I am honoured to be selected to succeed Bruce
as the President & CEO of this organization. With so many excellent
opportunities for growth, I believe it is critical to move quickly to
capitalize on those opportunities as we remain focused on
strengthening our leadership position in the methanol industry. I
look forward to enhancing a culture of high performance while staying
focused to our values of integrity, trust, respect and
Tom Hamilton, Chairman of the Board commented, "Bruce has had a long
and distinguished career at Methanex with many accomplishments and he
has positioned the company very well for the future. After Bruce
advised the Board of his intention to retire, we were pleased that he
agreed to stay on the Board and continue to offer his significant
Mr. Hamilton added, "The Board is very pleased to have a successor as
strong as John Floren, who brings a breadth of experience and
leadership abilities, and extensive knowledge of the global methanol
industry. Methanex has a robust talent management and succession
planning process which is overseen by the Board. His appointment to
the role of President & CEO is the result of an orderly long-term
succession plan and is reflective of Methanex's commitment to
developing its people." 
Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the
world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets.
Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange
in Canada under the trading symbol "MX"; on the NASDAQ Global Market
in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH"; and on the
Foreign Securities Market of the Santiago Stock Exchange in Chile
under the trading symbol "Methanex". Methanex can be visited online
Jason Chesko
Director, Investor Relations
Methanex Corporation - Investor Inquiries
604 661 2600 or Toll Free: 1 800 661 8851 
Marc Dupont
Director, Government and Public Affairs
Methanex Corporation - Media Inquiries
604 661 2600 or Toll Free: 1 800 661 8851
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