Mallard Creek Purchases Remainder Of Dow Reichhold Assets

Charlotte-based Mallard Creek Polymers, a manufacturer of specialty emulsion polymer products, has
acquired certain performance polymer products and related assets from Research Triangle Park,
N.C.-based Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC for an undisclosed price.

The acquisition includes product formulas, trademarks and patents for some 50 specialty
latex products used in the adhesives, coatings, construction, nonwovens, packaging, personal care,
specialty paper and textile industries, adding to its current offering of carboxylated and
non-carboxylated styrene-butadiene latex and acrylic emulsion products.

Dow Reichhold recently announced that it would close operations, with plans to end all
business activities before the end of 2008.
(See “
Reichhold To Shut Down Operations
,” Aug. 26, 2008)
. Mallard Creek’s purchase is the final
sale of Dow Reichhold commercial assets, including products and technology.

October 1, 2008