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2016-03-07

Solvay S.A.: Solvay and Boeing extend advanced lightweighting materials supply contract for large passenger aircraft

Brussels, March 7, 2016 ---
Solvay and The Boeing Company announce that they have extended their contract
through 2020 for the supply of high-performance, structural composite and
adhesive materials used to lightweight Boeing's large passenger aircraft for
legacy programs such as the 737, 747 and 777 as well as current and future
platforms, including B787, 737MAX and the 777X.

Solvay with the recent acquisition of Cytec is the world's second largest
maker of composite materials for the aerospace industry. Solvay's newly
created Composite Materials Global Business Unit, provides technologically
advanced lightweighting materials addressing the requirements of aerospace
manufacturers to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and maintenance time.

"Our composite technologies provide the right balance of sustainable
performance and competitiveness to meet the industry's evolving needs,"
said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chief Executive of Solvay."We look forward to a
continued and mutually beneficial relationship with
Boeing."

This extended contract includes delivering on specific supplier initiatives as
well as long-term growth opportunities with current and future qualified
Solvay products.

Solvay supplies a range of products for primary and secondary structure
applications, such as flaps, doors, fairings and ailerons. Products include
CYCOM® prepregs, adhesives and surfacing materials that offer high toughness
and strength as well as tailor-made process materials solutions that lower
manufacturing costs and save time as they offer excellent process
repeatability.

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| An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its |
|customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable |
|products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, |
|optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves |
|diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer |
|goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, |
|building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is |
|headquartered in Brussels with about 30,000 employees spread across 53 |
|countries. It generated pro forma net sales of € 12.4 bn in 2015, with 90% |
|made from activities where it ranks among the world's top 3 players. Solvay |
|SA (SOLB.BE |
|) is listed on Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB |
| - Reuters:SOLB.BR |
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Source: Solvay S.A. via Globenewswire

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