SCHAUMBURG, Illinois — On April 1, 2012, exactly one year after its initial launch, Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas, Inc. will be renamed KH Neochem Americas, Inc., according to a company spokesman. The company will continue to operate from it current corporate offices in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The move is concurrent with that of Tokyo-based parent company, Kyowa Hakko Chemical Co., Ltd., which will officially change its name to KH Neochem, Ltd. on that same date.

“This transition marks another milestone in our organization’s growth and commitment to serve both established and emerging markets in the Americas,” stated KH Neochem Americas’ president, Jiro Suezawa.

“While our name may have changed, we remain dedicated to making significant contributions to the productivity and financial success of the many clients and industries we serve. With those goals in mind, KH Neochem Americas will offer the highest quality products available, while operating with even greater cost- efficiency, responsiveness and flexibility,” he said.

“Building on our long tradition of excellence, we will also continue to innovate and develop new and better solutions to the challenges inherent in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are very excited by the prospects for the future,”
Suezawa concluded.

KH Neochem Americas’ broad line of products includes synthetic fatty acids, specialty diols, functional monomers and other high-performance chemicals based on proprietary synthesis technologies. Lubricants, adhesives, agricultural chemicals, coatings, cosmetics and toiletries are among the many industry categories in which the products perform key roles.

For additional information, contact Mr.Toshi Fujima, Executive Vice President, KH Neochem Americas, Inc.,1515 East Woodfield Road, Suite 710, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 847-517-8800, Fax: 847-517-8830, Email: fujima@khneochem.com; or Dr. Brian Hanrahan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Tel: 847-517-8800, Fax: 847-517-8830, Email: hanrahan@khneochem.com. Website: www.khneochem.com.

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