Cabot Corporation Announces Senior Management Changes

  Cabot Corporation Announces Senior Management Changes

Business Wire

BOSTON -- January 11, 2013

Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) appoints Senior Vice President Friedrich von
Gottberg as president of the Purification Solutions Segment. In this role, von
Gottberg is directly responsible for the management of the Purification
Solutions Segment and will report directly to Cabot President and Chief
Executive Officer Patrick Prevost. He will succeed Ronald Thompson, who
previously held that role and has decided to leave Cabot to pursue other
interests.

Von Gottberg joined Cabot in 1997 and has held several key leadership
positions within the company, most recently as senior vice president and
president of the Advanced Technologies Segment – New Business Group. Prior to
his most recent role, von Gottberg held several key management positions,
including global director of R&D and general manager of the Inkjet Colorants
and Aerogel Businesses.

“Fred’s leadership has been instrumental in improving the performance of our
New Business Group over the past several years, growing both revenues and
profitability,” Prevost said. “His experience makes him the ideal candidate to
lead the high-growth and strategically important Purification Solutions
Segment.”

In addition, Cabot announced that Senior Vice President Nicholas Cross has
been appointed president of the Advanced Technologies Segment. Cross joined
Cabot in 2009 as the president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
region and has been the president of the Specialty Fluids Business since 2011.
In his new role, he will continue to lead the EMEA region.

Prior to joining Cabot, Cross worked for BP plc for nearly 25 years where he
held senior management roles in BP's chemicals, oil and gas businesses.

“Nick’s leadership of the EMEA region during the transition to our regional
headquarters in Schaffhausen and of the Specialty Fluids Business has been
essential in delivering key results for Cabot while maintaining our focus on
growth,” Prevost said. “Nick’s significant management experience makes him an
excellent choice to lead the entire Advanced Technologies Segment.”

About Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance
materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is the
world’s No. 1 producer of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon,
inkjet colorants and cesium formate drilling fluids and has market-leading
positions in fumed silica, aerogel, and elastomer composites. For more
information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at:
http://www.cabotcorp.com.

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statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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