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Westlake Chemical Appoints New Director to Its Board


Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) announced that Mr. John Chao
has been appointed to the company's board of directors.

"We are delighted that John has agreed to join our board," said Westlake
Chemical Corporation Chairman James Chao. "He brings a unique
combination of experience and in-depth knowledge of a variety of
industries. We look forward to working with him as he shares his
perspectives with the board. This appointment is part of the board's
long-term succession planning."

Mr. John Chao, 41, is the Chief Operating Officer of New York Public
Radio and has been with the organization since March 2015. Mr. Chao was
previously in the strategy and finance practice at McKinsey & Company,
where he advised energy and commodity companies, beginning in 2004 and
ending his tenure as a partner in 2013. He worked for Westlake Chemical
Corporation from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Chao received a bachelor's degree in
chemical engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Chao is the son of Mr. Albert
Chao, Westlake Chemical Corporation's President and CEO.

About Westlake

Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and
supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with
headquarters in Houston. The company's range of products includes:
ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, chlor-alkali and derivative
products, PVC suspension and specialty resins, PVC compounds, and PVC
building products including siding, pipe, fittings and specialty
components, windows, fence, deck and film. For more information, visit
the company's Web site at

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