Jon M. Huntsman Receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that its Founder and Chairman, Jon M. Huntsman, is one of four Americans chosen by the American Cancer Society to receive this year's Medal of Honor, its highest honor. Given annually, the award is reserved for those who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against cancer.
Noting that Mr. Huntsman and his wife Karen Huntsman have "raised or personally contributed over $600 million to the fight against cancer," the American Cancer Society awarded Mr. Huntsman its Medal of Honor for the category of Cancer Philanthropy.
Huntsman Corporation's President and CEO Peter Huntsman observed, "I and the many thousands of other associates that work for Huntsman Corporation around the globe are immensely proud that our Chairman has chosen to return to society so much of his personal gain from the success of our company."
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 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at http://www.huntsman.com.
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Released November 21, 2008