Westlake Chemical to Announce 4th Quarter 2004 Earnings

Westlake Chemical to Announce 4th Quarter 2004 Earnings

HOUSTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its 2004 fourth quarter earnings prior to the market opening on Friday, February 18, 2005.

The company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central Time) on the same day to discuss the earnings release.

To access the conference call, dial (800) 599-9829, or (617) 847-8703 for international callers, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and reference passcode 51145952.

The conference call will also be available via webcast at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol- eventDetails&c=180248&eventID=1008290 and the earnings release can be obtained via the company's Web page at, http://www.westlakechemical.com/investors.html .

Westlake is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, vinyl intermediates, PVC and PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.westlakechemical.com .

SOURCE Westlake Chemical Corporation
CONTACT: David R. Hansen, Media Relations, or Ruth Dreessen, Investor
Relations, both of Westlake Chemical Corporation, +1-713-960-9111
Web site: http://www.westlakechemical.com

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