FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 1st, 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, GMZ has been awarded exclusive distribution rights for the BASF Beauty Creations portfolio in the Ohio Valley (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Southern Indiana, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, Western Tennessee, West Virginia), Central Plains (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado) and SouthWest & Central US (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas). Beauty Creations is the cosmetic actives business of BASF, resulting from the alliance of former entities, Beauty Care Solutions and Laboratoires Serobiologiques.

ABOUT Azelis Americas DISTRIBUTION GROUP

Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Azelis Americas Distribution Group is a leader in specialty chemical distribution, serving customers in CASE as well as Specialty Agricultural (ADAPCO and Red River Specialties), plastics, construction, CARE, lubrication, metalworking, ink and urethanes markets. It is comprised of seven regional companies servicing those markets in the United States: Ribelin Sales, Inc. in the Southwest and Southeast; GMZ in the Ohio Valley/Midwest; P.T. Hutchins in the West; E.W. Kaufmann in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic as well as: Monson Companies, ADAPCO and Red River Specialties. All seven companies share similar approaches to their respective markets: deep technical expertise and market knowledge; a service platform that includes marketing and product management; a network of technical labs to support customers; a focus on customer intimacy and an absolute devotion to customer service.

For more information, please contact Terry Mullin, Marketing Manager, at tmullin@kodadistribution.com or at 203.883.1477. www.kodadistribution.com

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