Divestitures, Cash Dividends, Strong Cost Management, and Expanding Operating Capacities - Research Report on Rockwood, Olin,

Divestitures, Cash Dividends, Strong Cost Management, and Expanding Operating
   Capacities - Research Report on Rockwood, Olin, PolyOne, NewMarket, and
                                   Methanex

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NEW YORK, August 1, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Rockwood
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), Olin Corp. (NYSE: OLN), PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:
POL), NewMarket Corp. (NYSE: NEU), and Methanex Corp. (NASDAQ: MEOH). Today's
readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On July 28, 2013, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (Rockwood) announced that it has
signed a definitive agreement with Atlanta Group to sell its Clay Based
Additives business for $635 million, subject to customary adjustments. Seifi
Ghasemi, Rockwood's Chairman and CEO, said, "The sale of Clay Based Additives
is another step forward in the implementation of our long term business
strategy to maximize shareholder value. I want to thank our Clay Based
Additives management team and employees for their dedication and execution
over the past few years during a challenging macroenvironment." According to
Rockwood, the expected timing for the closure of this sale is Q4 2013. The
Full Research Report on Rockwood Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/23c3_ROC]

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Olin Corp. Research Report

On July 25, 2013 Olin Corp. (Olin) reported its Q2 2013 financial results with
sales up by 28.2% YoY to $652.2 million and net income of $43.7 million, or
$0.54 per diluted share, down compared to $47.6 million, or $0.59 per diluted
share, in Q2 2012. Joseph D. Rupp, Chairman, President, and CEO, said, "During
the second quarter of 2013, Olin generated $108.7 million of adjusted EBITDA,
which is the highest second quarter level in the history of the company. The
record adjusted EBITDA was driven by strong volumes and reduced costs in the
Winchester business." The Company now anticipates full-year 2013 adjusted
EBITDA in the range of $425 million to $460 million and net income to be in
the range of $0.65 to $0.70 per diluted share. The Full Research Report on
Olin Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c3d4_OLN]

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PolyOne Corporation Research Report

On July 23, 2013, PolyOne Corp. (PolyOne) announced that its Board of
Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share on the
outstanding common stock. According to PolyOne, the dividend is payable on
October 3, 2013, to shareholders of record as on September 13, 2013. The Full
Research Report on PolyOne Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/560b_POL]

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NewMarket Corp. Research Report

On July 18, 2013, NewMarket Corp. (NewMarket) announced that its Board of
Directors has declared a quarterly dividend amounting to $0.90 per share in
its common stock. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on October
1, 2013 to shareholders of record as on September 16, 2013. The Full Research
Report on NewMarket Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8042_NEU]

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Methanex Corp. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Methanex Corp. (Methanex) reported its Q2 2013 financial
results with adjusted EBITDA of $157 million compared to $113 million in Q2
2012. Adjusted net income totaled $99 million or $1.02 per diluted share
versus $88 million or $0.92 per diluted share in Q1 2013. John Floren,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Methanex, commented, "The higher
methanol pricing environment in the second quarter contributed to stronger
EBITDA and earnings. Entering the third quarter, we continue to move forward
on a number of growth projects. These projects are expected to expand our
annual operating capacity by approximately three million tonnes over the next
three years, representing a 60% capacity increase." He added, "We are making
solid progress on our initiatives in both New Zealand and Medicine Hat, which
will add up to one million tonnes of annual production capacity by the end of
2013. Our project to relocate the first one million tonne plant from Chile to
Geismar, Louisiana is on track to be completed by the end of 2014 with the
second one million tonne plant in Geismar expected to be operational in early
2016." The Full Research Report on Methanex Corp. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b01f_MEOH]

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