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Press release
Corporate Press
August 20, 2010

Price Increase for Carbon Black Pigments and Pigment Preparations

The Inorganic Materials Business Unit of Evonik Industries, Essen, is increasing prices for carbon black pigments and pigment preparations by 5% to 9% depending on product and region. The price increase will be effective as of October 1, 2010.

Evonik is one of the world's largest producers of carbon black pigments (furnace carbon black, lamp black, thermal black and gas black).

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

Disclaimer

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.