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Eastman Announces Senior Management Retirements, New AppointmentsEastman Announces Senior Management Retirements, New Appointments

December 15, 2010

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Eastman Announces Senior Management Retirements, New Appointments

Eastman Chemical Co. has announced the retirement of two executives as well as two new executive appointments.

Effective Feb. 1, 2011, Norris P. Sneed, 55, will retire as senior vice president, manufacturing support and chief administrative officer after 32 years of distinguished service. Effective upon his retirement, Sneed’s responsibilities will be assumed by other current executives.

Richard L. Johnson, 61, will retire effective June 1, 2011. Johnson is currently senior vice president, fibers and global supply chain. Johnson has been with Eastman since 1971. Ronald C. Lindsay, 52, currently executive vice president, performance polymers and chemical intermediates, will assume responsibility for the company’s Fibers segment upon Johnson’s retirement.

“Eastman is indebted to Norris and Rick for their numerous contributions and many years of service to the company,” said Jim Rogers, president and CEO. “Both have had long and distinguished careers at Eastman, and have earned the respect of their colleagues. While I wish them all the best in their future endeavors, they will be missed both personally and professionally.”

“We are fortunate to have someone as proven and as experienced as Ron to assume leadership of our Fibers segment,” added Rogers. “I am confident that this will be a smooth transition, and that we will continue to deliver value and provide quality service to our Fibers customers.”

Eastman also announced the executive appointments of Godefroy Motte, 52, and Michael H. K. Chung, 57, effective Jan. 1, 2011. These new appointees will have key roles in executing the company’s growth strategy and emphasizing its global growth efforts.

Motte, currently vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, is being named senior vice president, chief regional and sustainability officer. Chung, currently vice president, managing director, Asia Pacific, is being named senior vice president, chief international ventures officer.

“These two appointments reflect our commitment to growing in all regions of the world, especially emerging markets,” added Rogers. “Throughout their careers, Godefroy and Michael have played significant roles in many of the company’s strategic initiatives. Together they bring years of international experience that, along with their diverse perspectives and strategic thinking, will continue to serve Eastman well.”

For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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