Westlake Chemical Awards Scholarships to Students of Employees

Houston, Texas, April 26, 2010 - Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has recently notified 28 sons and daughters of employees throughout the company that they are recipients of a Westlake Scholarship beginning the fall term of 2010.

This annual award of scholarships continues Westlake’s on-going support of the continuing education endeavors for high school students of company employees. Scholarships are generally renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study provided the student maintains specific high academic standards.


David R. Hansen, Westlake’s Senior Vice President, Administration stated in describing this years’ applicants, “We are pleased to be able to recognize and reward high achieving college bound students of our employees.This is the 14th consecutive year we have granted these awards. We believe this important tradition has a positive impact in our communities and our workplace.The competition for these scholarships is consistently strong and the applicants are some of the most outstanding students in each of the communities in which we operate.The average recipient for 2010 has a GPA of 3.7 and ranks in the top 14% of their senior class. This includes 5 students with GPA’s of 4.0 and one student ranked number 1 in their class. Moreover, many of these scholars have made significant contributions through numerous volunteer and civic activities.We congratulate the students and their parents for the significant accomplishments in the classroom and the communities in which they live.”

Student                                   Employee                               Location

Misty Clark                             Steve Clark                             Calvert City, Kentucky

Taylor Cruce                           Ellen Pahl                                Calvert City, Kentucky

Avery Darnall                         Toni Darnall                             Calvert City, Kentucky

Corey Robertson                     Brent Robertson                     Calvert City, Kentucky

Zachary Braud                        Matt Braud                             Geismar, Louisiana

Spencer Thorn                         Greg Thorn                            Geismar, Louisiana

Richard Guerra                       Ricardo Guerra                        Houston, Texas

Elizabeth Windsor                  John Windsor                           Houston, Texas

Lai Wong                                Edmond Wong                       Houston, Texas

Lacey Andrus                         Tina Andrus                            Lake Charles, Louisiana

Phillip Boyette                        Dionne Boyette                       Lake Charles, Louisiana

Kirstie Craft                            John Craft                               Lake Charles, Louisiana

Savannah Havard                    Mike Havard                           Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tiffany Havard                       Mike Havard                           Lake Charles, Louisiana

Charles Lin                              Leon Lin                                 Lake Charles, Louisiana

Kayla Stogner                         George Stogner                       Lake Charles, Louisiana

Marcy Strickland                    Steven Strickland                    Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jeanne Thibodeaux                 Oran Thibodeaux                    Lake Charles, Louisiana

Karley Vinson                         Charles Vinson                        Lake Charles, Louisiana

Olivia Willie                            John Willie                              Lake Charles, Louisiana

Mark Houtz                             Bob Houtz                              Leola, Pennsylvania

Caleb Freed                             Don Freed                               Litchfield, Illinois

Ramie Baker                           Michael Baker                         Longview, Texas

Aaron Conner                         David Conner                         Longview, Texas

Melvin Cooper                        Thomas Cooper                       Longview, Texas

Cara Smith                              Dorene Smith                          Longview, Texas

Jasmine Stoker                        Gary Stoker                             Longview, Texas

Shannon Wethington              Jimmy Wethington                  Springfield, Kentucky

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Westlake Chemical Corporation 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, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC and PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.westlake.com.



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