BASF Raises Prices

Effective immediately or as existing contracts permit, Germany-based BASF AG has increased the
price of acrylic acid and acrylic esters. The average price of products will increase in North and
South America by $110 per metric ton on average. The price of glacial acrylic acid and acrylic
esters will increase by 90 euros per metric ton in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prices in
Asia also will increase, depending on the product and country-specific aspects.

October 2, 2007