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Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Specialty Carbons Globally

BOSTON – Effective June 30, 2017, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation will  increase prices, up to 8 percent globally, for specialty carbon black products.   This price increase is required to  offset current business conditions, and rising raw material, transportation and  operating costs associated with investments in sustainability, supply  reliability and environmental compliance at its specialty carbons manufacturing  facilities.

The increase is necessary to ensure Cabot remains a reliable,  long-term supplier of high quality products and services, and to help ensure  continued investment in its current assets as well as further expansions, product  innovation and application development to support customers.

ABOUT  CABOT CORPORATION

Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global  specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston,  Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please  visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com.

Safe  Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Statements in the press release regarding Cabot's business that are not  historical facts are forward looking statements that involve risks and  uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could  cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward looking  statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form  10-K.

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