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Westlake Receives Safety and Environmental Awards from the Vinyl Institute

12/6/2012 3:01:00 PM

Vinyl Operations at Calvert City, KY and Geismar, LA recognized

Houston, December, 6 2012 -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today it has received several safety and environmental awards from the Vinyl Institute for outstanding performance in 2011 and 2012. The awards were presented to company representatives during the Vinyl Institute's recent 2012 Annual Meeting.

The awards for the Calvert City, Kentucky, operations include 2011 and 2012 Safety Performance Awards for Zero OSHA recordable injuries in the PVC unit, 2011 Zero OSHA recordable injuries in the EDC/VCM unit and a 2012 Environmental Honor Award for Environmental Performance in the PVC unit.

The awards received for the Geismar, Louisiana, operations include 2011 and 2012 Safety Performance Awards for Zero OSHA recordable injuries in the PVC unit.

In speaking of these awards, Westlake Chemical Corporation's President and CEO Albert Chao stated, "We are pleased to be recognized by the Vinyl Institute with these safety and environmental awards. Westlake continues to place safety, reliability, and environmental performance as our top priorities in all our operations. These awards reflect the dedication of our employees to these important efforts and the drive to continuously improve our performance."

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)

Westlake Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC resin and PVC building products including PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.westlake.com.

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