Braskem announces 4Q13 and FY2013 Results

                  Braskem announces 4Q13 and FY2013 Results

PR Newswire

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13, 2014

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BRASKEM S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: BRKM3,
BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK) announces today its results for
4Q13 and FY2013.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  oIn 2013, Braskem's resin sales totaled 3.7 million tons, with market share
    of 68%.
  oThe average cracker capacity utilization rate was 90%.
  oPP sales volume at Braskem America grew by 7% in 4Q13 and 3% in 2013,
    affected by the production growth, the highest since 2011.
  oConsolidated EBITDA in the last quarter of the year was R$1,175 million.
    In U.S. dollar, EBITDA was US$521 million, growing approximately 20% from
    4Q12 recurring EBITDA.
  oIn 2013, Braskem recorded EBITDA of R$4,813 million. In U.S. dollar,
    EBITDA was US$2,217 million, increasing by 11% from 2012.
  oThe construction of the Mexico project continued to advance, with the
    complex's physical completion reaching 58%. In November, the subsidiary
    Braskem-Idesa withdrew the second installment of the project finance in
    the amount of US$547 million. In 2013, withdrawals amounted to US$2,031
    million.
  oBraskem announced the expansion of one of its polyethylene production
    lines and the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with
    Styrolution for the production of styrenics specialties.
  oBraskem announced that it entered into an agreement with Solvay for the
    acquisition of the controlling interest in Solvay Indupa, which has 4
    plants producing PVC and caustic soda in Brazil and Argentina. With the
    acquisition, which is still subject to approval by the countries'
    regulatory agencies, Braskem:

       oexpands by 42% its PVC production in the Brazilian market and
         increases its capacity in the region to 1,250 kton, making it the
         fourth largest PVC producer in the Americas;
       oexpands its caustic soda capacity by over 60% to 890 kton.

  oBraskem posted net income for the year of R$507 million and the Management
    proposal is for a distribution of dividends in the amount of R$483
    million.
  oBraskem's leverage in U.S. dollar stood at 2.87x, down 12% from 2012.

The full earnings release is available on the Company's IR website:
www.braskem.com.br/ir

Braskem will host conference calls to discuss its Results on Friday, February
14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. ET in English and 7:00 a.m. ET in Portuguese. See
connecting details on the Company's IR website.

For further information, contact Braskem's Investor Relations Area:
braskem-ri@braskem.com.br, (+55 11) 3576-9531.

SOURCE Braskem S.A.

Website: http://www.braskem.com.br/ir
 
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