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Axiall Corporation Adds Three Directors to Board

  Axiall Corporation Adds Three Directors to Board

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ATLANTA -- January 28, 2013

Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) today announced the addition of three members
to its Board of Directors, effective immediately: Dr. Victoria Haynes, Michael
McGarry and Robert Ripp. With the additional members, Axiall’s board comprises
11 directors.

“I am pleased to welcome three new directors who have deep business experience
and a solid understanding of the commodity chemicals industry,” said Chairman
Mark Noetzel. “We look forward to their contributions in helping to ensure the
newly launched Axiall Corporation provides long-term shareholder value.”

Haynes has been a director of PPG Industries since 2003. She also is a
director of Nucor Corporation and is a member of the Supervisory Board of
Royal DSM, a global life sciences and material sciences company. Haynes served
as president and chief executive officer of RTI International, which performs
scientific research and development in advanced technologies, public policy,
environmental protection, and health and medicine,from 1999 until retiring in
2012.

Ripp has been a director of PPG Industries since 2003. He also is a director
of ACE Limited, and has served as director and chairman of Lightpath
Technologies, a manufacturer of optical lens and module assemblies for the
telecom sector, since 1999. Earlier, Ripp was chairman and chief executive
officer of AMP Incorporated, a publicly traded, international company.

McGarry became executive vice president of PPG Industries Inc. in 2012. In
this role, he assumed leadership responsibility for PPG'sAsia Pacific region,
its global aerospace products and automotive refinish businesses, and its
commodity chemical business, which merged with Georgia Gulf to become Axiall.
McGarry’s responsibilities also include corporate oversight for all PPG
environmental, health and safety activities and the global information
technology function. Earlier, he was senior vice president of PPG’s commodity
chemical business.

About Axiall

Axiall Corporation is a leading integrated chemicals and building products
company. It is an international manufacturer of chlor-alkali and derivatives,
chlorovinyls and aromatics products including chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl
chloride monomer, chlorinated solvents, calcium hypochlorite, ethylene
dichloride, muriatic acid, phosgene derivatives, polyvinyl chloride, vinyl
compounds, acetone, cumene and phenol. It also manufactures vinyl-based
building and home improvement products that are marketed under the Royal
Building Products and Exterior Portfolio brands, including window and door
profiles, siding, mouldings, pipe and pipe fittings, and decking. Axiall,
headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has manufacturing facilities located
throughout North America and in Asia to provide industry-leading materials and
services to customers. For more information, visit www.axiall.com.

Cautionary Statements About Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain statements relating to future events and
our intentions, beliefs, expectations, and predictions for the future. Any
such statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Securities Act and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Words or phrases such as “is expected,”
may,” “will,” or “intend,” (including the negative or variations thereof) or
similar terminology used in connection with any discussion of future plans,
actions, or events generally identify forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the expected
contributions of the new directors. These statements are based on the current
expectations of the management of Axiall. There are a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause Axiall’s actual results to differ materially
from the forward-looking statements included in this press release. These
risks and uncertainties include risks relating to (i) a material adverse
change, event or occurrence affecting Axiall or the newly acquired commodity
chemicals business, (ii) the ability of Axiall to successfully integrate the
businesses of PPG's commodity chemicals business and Axiall, which may result
in the combined company not operating as effectively and efficiently as
expected, (iii) the possibility that the merger and related transactions may
involve other unexpected costs, liabilities or delays, and (iv) uncertainties
regarding future prices, industry capacity levels and demand for Axiall’s
products, raw materials and energy costs and availability, feedstock
availability and prices, changes in governmental and environmental
regulations, the adoption of new laws or regulations that may make it more
difficult or expensive to operate Axiall’s businesses or manufacture its
products after the merger, Axiall’s ability to generate sufficient cash flows
from its business after the merger, future economic conditions in the specific
industries to which its products are sold, and global economic conditions.

In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and factors, the
forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. Other
unknown or unpredictable factors could also have a material adverse effect on
Axiall’s actual future results, performance, or achievements. For a further
discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to Axiall and
its business, see Axiall’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2011 and subsequent filings with the SEC. As a result of
the foregoing, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press
release. Axiall does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to
update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information,
future events, or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.

Contact:

Axiall Corporation
Investor Relations
Martin Jarosick, 770-395-4524
or
Media
Alan Chapple, 770-395-4538
 
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