June 20, 2008

Bayer MaterialScience raises prices for polycarbonates

Leverkusen, June 20, 2008 - Bayer MaterialScience has raised its global selling prices for the polycarbonate resins Makrolon®, Makroblend®, Bayblend® T and Apec® by EUR 0.15 per kilogram effective June 16, 2008. The price of Bayblend® FR is also being increased throughout the world by EUR 0.20 per kilogram. The main reason for these price rises is the continuing high level of raw material and energy costs. Customers have been informed about the changes to their cost prices. Contractual obligations already in existence at the time when the price increases came into effect will not be affected.

About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2007 sales of EUR 10.4 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, and sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2007, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 15,400 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

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