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Eastman Chemical Company: Eastman Announces Offering of $500 Million 4.65% Notes due 2044

KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 6, 2014
- Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced the public offering of
$500 million 4.65%
30-year notes due 2044 (the "Notes"). The offering of the Notes is expected to
close on May 15, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner&Smith Incorporated
and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are serving as joint book-running managers
for the offering.

Eastman intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for
general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital
expenditures, the repayment of indebtedness outstanding from time to time and
other matters in connection with the implementation of its strategic
initiatives. Eastman may use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or
invest in businesses, products and technologies that are complementary to its
current business.

The offering is being made under an automatic shelf registration statement on
Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-181549) filed by Eastman with the Securities
and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on May 18, 2012 and only by means of a
prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. A preliminary prospectus
supplement has been filed, and an issuer free writing prospectus and a
prospectus supplement relating to the offering of the Notes will be filed,
with the SEC, to which this communication relates. Prospective investors
should read the issuer free writing prospectus, preliminary prospectus
supplement and the accompanying prospectus included in the registration
statement and other documents Eastman has filed with the SEC for more
complete information about Eastman and this offering. These documents are
available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at
http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the prospectus and the prospectus
supplement may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383
Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate
Desk, (tel): 1-212-834-4533, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner&Smith
Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11thFloor, New York, NY 10038, Attention:
Prospectus Department, or email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com, and/or
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte,
North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, (tel):
1-800-326-5897 or email:cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

This communication is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer
to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering of these securities
will be made only by means of applicable prospectus supplements and the
related prospectus. The securities being offered have not been approved or
disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed
upon the accuracy or adequacy of the registration statement, the prospectus
contained therein or the applicable prospectus supplement.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the federal
securities laws. Actual results could differ materially from expectations
expressed in the forward-looking statements if one or more of the underlying
assumptions or expectations prove to be inaccurate or are unrealized.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
such expectations are and will be detailed in the company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-Q filed for first
quarter 2014 available on the Eastman web site atwww.eastman.comin the
Investors, SEC filings section.

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of
products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty
businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and
solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its
market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms
and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation,
building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating
consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse
company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2013
revenues of approximately $9.4 billion. The company is headquartered in
Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the
world. For more information, visitwww.eastman.com.

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Media: Tracy Kilgore
423-224-0498 /tjkilgore@eastman.com

Investors: Greg Riddle
212-835-1620 /griddle@eastman.com


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Eastman Chemical Company via Globenewswire


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