BASF Celebrates 50 Years In Freeport, Texas

BASF Corp., the Florham Park, N.J.-based North American affiliate of Germany-based BASF SE, is
celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Freeport, Texas, manufacturing site.

The Freeport facility, one of the company’s principal production sites in North America, was
established in 1958 after BASF formed a joint venture with Midland, Mich.-based The Dow Chemical
Co. to manufacture basic chemicals and fiber precursors in Freeport. BASF took on sole ownership of
the facility in 1978.

BASF’s Freeport operation is based on the company’s Verbund concept to integrate processes
and materials across site operations, decreasing waste and yielding economic and environmental
benefits in line with sustainable development principles. The site employs 644 employees and 542
contractors in the production of chemicals used in a wide variety of product applications,
including nylon, coatings, superabsorbents, plastics, adhesives and others.

July 15, 2008