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Cabot Corporation to Increase Prices in EMEA for Rubber Carbon Black Products

BOSTON – June 1, 2018 - Effective for all shipments made on or after July 1, 2018, or as customer contracts allow, Cabot Corporation is increasing prices on all carbon black products in its Reinforcement Materials segment sold in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Cabot is experiencing persistent rising costs associated with high utilization rates, increased operating and regulatory costs, and higher logistics expenses in the EMEA region. Despite ongoing efforts to offset these costs, Cabot will increase prices by 80 €/MT, in addition to any applicable index-related adjustments, for all rubber carbon black products including Black Pearls®, CRX™, Endure™, Propel®, Regal®, Vulcan®, Sterling® and Spheron® carbon black grades.

The increase is necessary to ensure Cabot remains a reliable, long-term supplier of high quality carbon black products to meet growing demand in the EMEA region.

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, masterbatches and conductive compounds, fumed silica, and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com.

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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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Vanessa Craigie
Corporate Communications
(617) 342-6015

Jennifer Shearman
Global Marketing Manager
(617) 342-6180