January 11, 2011

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Eastman Board Elects New Member

The board of directors of Eastman Chemical Co. has elected Humberto Alfonso as a director. Alfonso, 53, is senior vice president and chief financial officer, The Hershey Co., the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery.

“Bert’s wide-ranging financial experience at a number of well-respected international companies makes him a valuable addition to Eastman’s board,” said Jim Rogers, chairman and CEO. “I look forward to working with Bert and I have no doubt that Eastman will benefit from his leadership and extensive financial knowledge.”

Alfonso has more than 30 years of experience in auditing, financial management and planning, and international finance. In 1983 he joined Warner Lambert, which was later acquired by Pfizer Inc., where he held a number of senior financial positions, including vice president and international treasurer, and vice president, finance and chief financial officer, of the Adams Division of Pfizer. Following that, he joined Cadbury Schweppes where he became executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages. He then joined The Hershey Co. in 2006.

A certified public accountant, Alfonso holds both a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in marketing from Rutgers University.

For more information, visit www.eastman.com

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