HOUSTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) held its annual stockholders meeting today at which the stockholders reelected James Chao and Dr. Gilbert R. Whitaker, Jr. as directors, to serve until 2009.
At its meeting today, the board of directors of Westlake declared a dividend of 2.75 cents per share, payable on June 9, 2006, to stockholders of record on May 26, 2006.
This is the seventh successive quarterly dividend that Westlake has declared since completing its initial public offering in August 2004.
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.westlakechemical.com .
SOURCE: Westlake Chemical Corporation CONTACT: David R. Hansen, Media Relations or M. Steven Bender, Investor Relations both of Westlake Chemical Corporation, +1-713-960-9111 Web site: http://www.westlakechemical.com