Wellman Reports PET Resin Production Decrease

Wellman Inc., Shrewsbury, N.J., recently announced that due to mechanical problems in its PET resin
production process resulting from an electrical failure in August 1999, production was reduced by
approximately 50 million pounds over the anticipated amount for August and September 1999. The
company said that customers needs were being shipped from the companys remaining production
capacity and inventory.

November 1999