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Pilot Chemical Company Names John Brantley to Board of Directors


Company also names its first Director Emeritus, Bob Cellura

Pilot Chemical Company made two important changes to its Board of
Directors, effective immediately, electing veteran attorney John R.
Brantley as a Director and naming longtime Director Bob Cellura as its
first Director Emeritus.

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John R. Brantley has been named to Pilot Chemical's Board of Directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

John R. Brantley has been named to Pilot Chemical's Board of Directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

As a partner in the Houston office of international law firm Bracewell
LLP, Brantley advises public and private companies on mergers and
acquisitions, securities and corporate governance. He has provided
invaluable legal counsel to Pilot Chemical for more than 13 years.

"John has developed an in-depth knowledge of the company's heritage, the
business objectives and the strategy for continued growth and success,"
said Paul Morrisroe, Pilot Chairman. "His contributions to the Board
will be highly valued."

Brantley said he has come to know and respect Morrisroe as well as
Pilot's Board of Directors and management over those 13 years and is
excited to contribute to the company's continued growth.

"The Pilot organization is a unique blend of active, engaged ownership
and professional, innovative management," he said. "Serving as a Board
member will allow me to work with the Pilot team in a new and different

Brantley's professional background is a strategic fit for Pilot, said
Pam Butcher, CEO, President and Board member.

"In addition to his significant experience advising companies in
the chemical, oil and gas and banking industries, John will
bring strength in corporate governance to the Board," said Butcher.
"I look forward to his transition to the Board and his contributions
going forward."

Pilot's Board of Directors also will have its first Director Emeritus as
Cellura, who has served on the Board since 2006, takes on the role.
Cellura joined the Board upon his retirement from Pilot, where he served
in executive roles for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Pilot, he
held key roles with DuPont and Union Carbide.

"Bob will continue to be a resource to the Board by providing valuable
insights and comments based upon his long history with the chemical
industry, Pilot and Pilot's Board of Directors," Morrisroe said. "We are
all very pleased to have that continuing relationship.

About Pilot Chemical Company

Pilot Chemical Company is a privately owned and independent global
specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services
to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and
lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its
proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation
and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of
biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives, polymers and organometallic
fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and
safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in
North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the
world's largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under
the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® program. Pilot
Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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