Celanese Announces Retirement of Doug Madden, Chief Operating Officer

  Celanese Announces Retirement of Doug Madden, Chief Operating Officer

Business Wire

DALLAS -- November 20, 2012

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials
company, announced today that Doug Madden will retire as the company’s chief
operating officer effective March 31, 2013.

“I’d like to thank Doug for his significant contribution to Celanese over the
last 28 years,” said Mark Rohr, chairman and chief executive officer. “He’s a
true leader, focusing on performance and people. Across multiple departments
and divisions he has helped this company excel and expand year after year. We
owe him our gratitude and wish him well.”

Madden joined Celanese in 1984 as manager of corporate distribution. Since
then he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and scope
including vice president and general manager positions in Celanese Chemicals,
Celanese Fibers and Advanced Engineered Materials. He has been president of
the company’s Acetate business since 2003 and president of the AT Plastics and
Emulsions businesses since 2006. In 2008 he was named executive vice president
for the Corporation and was named COO in 2009.

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
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company will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove
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results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in
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control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed
as forward-looking statements. Certain of these risk factors are discussed in
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reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or
circumstances.

Celanese® is a registered trademark of Celanese International Corporation.

Contact:

Celanese Corporation
Investor Relations:
Jon Puckett, +1 972-443-4965
Telefax: +1 972-332-9373
jon.puckett@celanese.com
or
Media Relations:
Linda Beheler, +1 972-443-4924
Telefax: +1 972-443-8519
linda.beheler@celanese.com