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BASF receives six awards from the American Chemistry Council for Energy Efficiency

BASF receives six awards from the American Chemistry Council for Energy Efficiency FLORHAM PARK, NJ, May 24, 2012 -- BASF has received six awards from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for success in implementing innovative, energy-saving improvements in corporate energy management and manufacturing operations. The awards are in recognition of significant energy management processes enhancements made at BASF manufacturing sites in 2011. BASF is focused on sustainable improvement through a global target to increase energy efficiency by 35 percent and reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by year 2020, compared with 2002. A total of 75 projects were implemented at 25 different production sites using methodologies that include process modifications, motor and transformer efficiency increases, and advanced process controls. Ty Geiger, Corporate Energy Manager for BASF in North America, attributes the awards to the expertise and dedication of employees who worked on the winning projects. “Thanks to the efforts of all teams at multiple sites within BASF’s Manufacturing Community, we are delivering continuous improvements in our energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases,” said Geiger. BASF received awards for projects in the following categories: Energy Efficiency Program – Corporate/Business Unit • BASF Corporation, for Corporate Energy Management Process. Significant Improvement in Manufacturing – Operating Unit • BASF’s Geismar, Louisiana site, for .Ethylene Oxide.) Plant Vent Gas Study. • BASF’s Jackson, Mississippi site, for Flash Dryer Heat Recovery. • BASF’s McIntosh, Alabama, site, for Production Schedule Optimization. Significant Improvement in Manufacturing – Plant Site • BASF’s Geismar, Louisiana Methylene Diisocyanate (MDI) plant, for Steam Pressure Optimization. • BASF’s Port Arthur, Texas site, for Fuel System Optimization. As an example of the savings achieved, BASF’s Jackson, Mississippi, site undertook an energy efficiency initiative focused on a flash dryer unit that resulted in a 2.3 percent reduction in energy consumption. "The BASF Jackson location is honored to have received ACC recognition,” said Chris Champagne, Continuous Improvement Leader for BASF in North America. “It is a testament to the dedication of our people and recognition that energy savings through heat recovery are important not only for cost savings, but also for the sustainability of our energy resources.” Winners were announced at the 2012 Responsible Care Conference and Expo, held April 29-May 1, 2012 in Hollywood, Florida. For 2011, BASF was one of five companies to earn an award with exceptional merit in the Energy Efficiency Program category. BASF has received at least one energy award from the ACC each year since 1996. BASF has focused on sustainable development for the past decade. The ACC‘s Responsible Care® Initiative’s Awards Program was developed more than a decade ago to recognize companies that exemplified leadership and outstanding performance based on the implementation and execution of the Responsible Care program. The ACC Energy Efficiency Awards was adopted under the Responsible Care Initiatives Awards Program in 1993 to support improving energy efficiency in the business of chemistry. BASF – The Chemical Company BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us. BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com For more information contact: Ellen Bravo BASF Corporation Tel: (973) 245-6425 E-mail: ellen.bravo@basf.com BASF Corporation 100 Campus Drive Florham Park, New Jersey 07932 http://www.basf.com/usa

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