Advanced Composites Recognized by General Motors as a 2012 Supplier of the Year Winner

  Advanced Composites Recognized by General Motors as a 2012 Supplier of the
  Year Winner

Business Wire

TOKYO -- April 17, 2013

General Motors (GM) recognized Advanced Composites, a subsidiary of Mitsui
Chemicals (TOKYO:4183), as one of its best global automotive suppliers on
Wednesday, March 13 during its 21^st annual Supplier of the Yearawards
ceremony. The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African
American History in Detroit.

Advanced Composites won 2012 GM Supplier of the Year award (Photo: Business
Wire)

Advanced Composites won 2012 GM Supplier of the Year award (Photo: Business
Wire)

"Advanced Composites and its parent company Mitsui Chemicals are strongly
committed to the success of GM and the entire global automotive industry,"
stated Advanced Composites spokesperson. "We are honored to be recognized with
the GM Supplier of the Year award and are very happy to be a part of the GM
global supply base."

Advanced Composites was one of only 83 suppliers recognized by GM who have
consistently exceeded GM's expectations by being innovative, delivering
quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value. This
is the first time Advanced Composites has received the Supplier of the Year
award.

"Advanced Composites helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2012
through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our
expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and
services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, GM
vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We are thrilled to
recognize Advanced Composites, who we consider to be a world-class supplier."

The Supplier of the Yearaward is given to less than 1 percent of GM's
approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized
for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis
management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

Advanced Composites is a producer of engineered Polypropylene Compounds
uniquely developed for the global automotive industry with varied applications
such as; exterior bumpers, instrument panels and interior applications related
to deployable airbag applications.

The Supplier of the Year winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing,
engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.

About Advanced Composites
Advanced Composites is a proud member of the Mitsui Chemical global network of
PP compounding companies. Our goal is to design, produce, and supply the
global automotive industry with products that provide solutions for the OEM
plastic challenges, while remaining a committed member of the global
community.

About Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui Chemicals (TOKYO:4183, ISIN: JP3888300005) contributes broadly to
society by providing high-quality products and services to customers through
innovations and creation of materials and products while keeping in harmony
with the global environment. Mitsui Chemicals' business portfolio includes
petrochemicals, basic chemicals, polyurethanes, functional polymeric
materials, functional chemicals, and films & sheets.

When it comes to pp compounds for automotive use, its production facilities
have spread all over the world, including Japan, U.S.A, Mexico, Brazil,
Europe, India, Thailand, and China.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group traces its origins back to 1912. The Group now has
over 100 companies and around 13,000 employees in over 10 countries worldwide.
In the fiscal year ending March 2012, the Group posted consolidated sales of
US$ 17,691 million.
More information can be found at http://www.mitsuichem.com

About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX:GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30
countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and
fastest-growing automotive markets. GM's brands include Chevrolet and
Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel,
Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries,
including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information
services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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Contact:

Advanced Composites (Ohio, U.S.A)
Rob Morgan, 313-407-4431
Rob.Morgan@advcmp.com
or
Mitsui Chemicals (Tokyo, Japan)
Yuri Matsunaga, +81-3-6253-2100
Corporate Communications Division
yuuri.matsunaga@mitsui-chem.co.jp
 
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