NEWS
11 Jun 10
Huntsman to Increase Polyetheramine, Ethyleneamine and Carbonate Prices in Europe
Huntsman to Increase Polyetheramine, Ethyleneamine and Carbonate Prices in Europe

Everberg, Belgium – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) announced today that its Performance Products division will increase prices in Europe for its polyetheramine, ethyleneamine and carbonate products, as listed below. The increases will be effective June 15 2010, or as applicable contracts allow:

JEFFAMINE® D series amines: 50 - 100 Euros per MT
JEFFAMINE® T series amines: 75 - 100 Euros per MT
All other polyetheramines: 75 - 150 Euros per MT

EDA, DETA & TEPA: 200 Euros per MT   
TETA: 250 Euros per MT
All other ethyleneamines: 150 Euros per MT

JEFFSOL® carbonates: 75 - 100 Euros per MT

John Smyth, Vice President, EMEA, for the Huntsman Performance Products division said: "These price increases are necessary to address the continuing increase in base chemical prices and to ensure Huntsman can continue to invest in these product lines, as shown by our new ethyleneamines plant in Saudi Arabia and recent announcements on polyetheramines expansions in both Llanelli, Wales and Singapore”.

About Huntsman:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed or that the company’s expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

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Note: JEFFAMINE and JEFFSOL are registered trademarks of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.

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