Board Appointments, Terminated License Agreements, Strong Financial Results, Dividends, and Awards - Analyst Notes on

 Board Appointments, Terminated License Agreements, Strong Financial Results,
 Dividends, and Awards - Analyst Notes on LyondellBasell, PPG, Rockwood, IFF,
                                 and Westlake

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2014

NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding LyondellBasell
Industries NV (NYSE: LYB), PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG), Rockwood Holdings,
Inc. (NYSE: ROC), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) Westlake
Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead
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LyondellBasell Industries NV Analyst Notes

On February 24, 2014, LyondellBasell Industries NV (LyondellBasell) announced
the appointment of Claire S. Farley and Isabella (Bella) D. Goren to the
Company's Supervisory Board of Directors, effective February 20, 2014. "We
welcome Claire and Bella to the supervisory board and look forward to working
with them to build shareholder value. Their executive management and corporate
governance experience will add significant value to LyondellBasell," said
Robert G. Gwin, Non-Executive Chairman of the LyondellBasell Supervisory
Board. Farley serves on the board of directors of EnCana Corporation, FMC
Technologies and Samson Resources while Goren serves on the board of directors
of Gap Inc. and is also on the executive board of the Southern Methodist
University Lyle School of Engineering. The full analyst notes on
LyondellBasell Industries NV are available to download free of charge at:


PPG Industries Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 10, 2014, PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) announced the termination of its
licensee agreement with Comex Group in Mexico and that customers in that
country can now order AMERCOAT® brand products directly from PPG. Diane
Kappas, PPG Vice President, Americas, PMC, said PPG is thrilled with the
opportunity to serve customers in Mexico directly. "We view Mexico as a
tremendous growth market," she said. "By working more closely with our
customers, we believe we can enhance their competitive advantage, not just
through the strength of our product offering but with advanced levels of
technical and sales support. Products sold and serviced by PPG in Mexico
include Amerlock, Dimetcote, and Patented PSX® 700 polysiloxane topcoat. The
full analyst notes on PPG Industries Inc. are available to download free of
charge at:


Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 3, 2014, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (Rockwood) reported its Q4 2013 and
full-year 2013 financial results. In Q4 2013, net income from continuing
operations totaled $14.8 million, or $0.20 per share compared to $28.3
million, or $0.35 per share in Q4 2012. For full-year 2013, net income from
continuing operations was $55.4 million, or $0.72 per share, compared to
$232.9 million, or $2.91 per share in 2012. Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and CEO
said, "2013 represented a landmark year for Rockwood. In addition to our
strong financial performance, we embarked on and successfully executed a
significant and strategic transformation of Rockwood to deliver shareholder
value and position Rockwood's future growth with a focused and strengthened
long-term business platform." The full analyst notes on Rockwood Holdings,
Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) announced
that its Board of Directors has authorized and declared a regular quarterly
cash dividend in the amount of $0.39 per share of the Company's common stock.
The dividend is payable on April 8, 2014 to shareholders of record as of March
27, 2014. The full analyst notes on International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
are available to download free of charge at:


Westlake Chemical Corp. Analyst Notes

On March 3, 2014, Westlake Chemical Corp. (Westlake) announced that its
Evansville, Indiana facility has been the recipient of the 2014 Indiana
Governor's Workplace Safety Award, in the "Innovation" category. The award
recognizes companies' efforts and best practices in eliminating workplace
injuries and illnesses. "The safety of our employees and contractors is of the
utmost importance. We are committed to operating safe facilities and returning
each worker safely to his or her family at the end of the day," says Albert
Chao, President and CEO. "Westlake Chemical is proud to be a top quartile
safety performer and we congratulate the Westech's Evansville plant for
winning this important award." The full analyst notes on Westlake Chemical
Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


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