Celanese Corporation Announces Unsecured Senior Notes Offering

  Celanese Corporation Announces Unsecured Senior Notes Offering

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DALLAS -- November 07, 2012

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global technology and specialty materials
company, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Celanese US
Holdings LLC (the “Issuer”), intends to offer $500 million aggregate principal
amount of senior notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be senior
unsecured obligations of the Issuer and will be guaranteed by the company and
certain of its U.S. subsidiaries.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with
cash on hand, to repay a portion of its existing senior secured credit
facility indebtedness and to make a contribution to the company’s U.S. pension
plan, which will reduce aggregate pension obligations.

Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC and J.P. Morgan
are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, with Barclays,
COMMERZBANK, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Morgan Stanley
and RBS acting as co-managers.

The Notes are being offered pursuant the company’s shelf registration
statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A
preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state
in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus
may be obtained by visiting EDGAR on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s
web site at www.sec.gov, or by contacting (i) Deutsche Bank Securities,
Attention: Prospectus Department, at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York
10005-2836, by email at prospectus.cpdg@db.com, or by telephone at (800)
503-4611; (ii) BofA Merrill Lynch, at 222 Broadway, 7^th Floor, New York, New
York 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or by email at
dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; (iii) Citigroup, Attn: Prospectus Department,
Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220,
by telephone at (800) 831-9146 or emailing batprospectusdept@citi.com; (iv)
HSBC, at 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, Attn: Transaction
Management, or by telephone at (866) 881-8049; or (v) J.P. Morgan, c/o
Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York
11717 or by telephone at (866) 803-9204.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of
specialty materials and chemical products that are used in most major
industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday
living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for
operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance,
Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class
technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,600
employees worldwide and had 2011 net sales of $6.8billion, with approximately
73% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese
Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or the
company’s blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain “forward-looking statements,” which include
information concerning the company’s plans, objectives, goals, strategies,
future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs and
other information that is not historical information. When used in this
release, the words “will,” “intends,” “expects,” “outlook,” “forecast,”
“estimates,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “believes,” and variations of
such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations
and beliefs and various assumptions. There can be no assurance that the
company will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove
correct. The company’s ability to successfully complete the transactions
referred to in this press release is subject to numerous factors and
contingencies, many of which are beyond the company’s control. These include
local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions, including
prevailing interest rates; legal and regulatory developments, including
changes to tax rates, applicable securities regulations or accounting
standards; and geopolitical conditions, including the occurrence of acts of
war or terrorist incidents or natural disasters. Any of these factors or
others not named herein could cause the company to abandon the referenced
transactions or cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from
those expressed as forward-looking statements. In addition, other risk factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements contained in this release include those that are discussed in the
company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any
forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and
the company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to
reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or
circumstances.

Contact:

Celanese Corporation
Investor Relations
Jon Puckett, +1-972-443-4965
Telefax: +1-972-443-8519
Jon.Puckett@celanese.com
or
Media
Linda Beheler, +1-972-443-4924
Telefax: +1-972-443-8519
Linda.Beheler@celanese.com
 
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