SOURCE: Kraton Polymers LLC

May 01, 2006 18:30 ET

Kraton Polymers LLC Announces First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2006 -- Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton) announced that it has scheduled an analyst conference call on Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time (3:00-4:00 p.m. ET) to discuss first quarter 2006 financial results. These results are expected to be released on Wednesday, May 10 and will be available on Kraton's website, http://www.Kraton.com after released to the wire services.

Kraton invites you to listen to the analyst conference call, which is open to the public and will be broadcast live over the Internet, at http://www.Kraton.com. Company spokespeople will include George B. Gregory, Chief Executive Officer; Kevin M. Fogarty, Executive Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing; Randy K. Guba, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; David A. Bradley, Vice President - Operations; and Shari Mattern, Investor Relations.

You may also listen to the analyst conference call by telephone by contacting the conference call operator at (888) 552-9483; International callers should dial 210-234-0009, 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and ask for the "Kraton Conference Call - Passcode Earnings Call."

Certain statements and answers to questions during the conference call may contain "forward-looking statements." These statements, and all phases of Kraton's operations, are subject to risks and uncertainties, any one of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Investors are reminded that these forward-looking statements must be considered in conjunction with the cautionary warnings and risk factors, which are detailed in Kraton's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available from Kraton.

What: Kraton first quarter 2006 earnings release conference call

When: Thursday, May 11, 2006, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time (3:00- 4:00 p.m. ET)

Where: http://www.Kraton.com

How: Live over the Internet, by logging on to the address above and selecting "1st Quarter 2006 Earnings Release." You can also listen to the conference call by telephone at the number above. Participation will be in listen-only mode.

Requirements: To listen to the call over the Internet, you will need a computer with a sound card, speakers or headphones, and at least a 28.8 Kbps connection to the Internet. If you do not have the Real Player or Windows Media Player to experience the audio features, these features are available at no cost via the Internet.

Replay: For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available 24 hours a day beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. CT May 11th through 5:00 p.m. CT on May 25th. To hear a replay of the call over the Internet, access Kraton's Website at http://www.Kraton.com. To hear a telephonic replay of the call, dial 800-337-6538 and International callers dial 203-369-3798.

About Kraton

Kraton Polymers LLC is a premier, global specialty chemicals company and is the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers ("SBCs"), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by Kraton over forty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered synthetic elastomers, which enhance the performance of products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of applications including road and roofing materials, numerous consumer products (diapers, tool handles and toothbrushes), tapes, labels, medical applications, packaging, automotive and footwear products. Kraton has the leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil, and Japan.

Polymer Holdings LLC is the parent company of Kraton Polymers LLC and has no material assets other than its investment in Kraton Polymers LLC.

Forward-Looking Statements

This presentation may include "forward-looking statements" which are statements other than statements of historical fact and are often characterized by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans" or "anticipates," or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. All forward-looking statements in this presentation are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update such information.

Contact Information

  • For Further Information:
    Kraton Polymers, LLC
    Analysts and Media:
    Shari Mattern
    281-504-4780