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Ashland completes acquisition of composites manufacturing facility in France from Reichhold
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Copyright (C) 2017 GLOBE NEWSWIRE. All rights reserved.

COVINGTON, KY, June 6, 2017 - Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a composites resin manufacturing facility in Etain, France, and its associated business, from Reichhold Holdings International B.V.

The facility, which employs approximately 50 people, manufactures unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) used in a variety of end markets, including transportation and construction. Reichhold said the divestiture was an integral part of the program to achieve closing of its previously announced combination with Polynt.

"The addition of the Etain facility strengthens Ashland's position in the European composites market," said Andy Johnston, group vice president, Composites. "Together with Ashland's existing facilities in Spain, Finland and Poland, we are well positioned to deliver enhanced customer service and support future growth opportunities across Europe. The Etain technologies in automotive (SMC) and wind energy applications will allow Ashland to supplement the already extensive composites product portfolio in Europe to support our existing and new customers."

About Ashland

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are nearly 7,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit ashland.com to learn more.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Investor Relations:

Seth A. Mrozek

+1 (859) 815-3527

samrozek@ashland.com

Media Relations:

Gary Rhodes

+1 (859) 815-3047

glrhodes@ashland.com

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Source: Ashland Inc. via Globenewswire


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