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LyondellBasell Contributing to Relief Efforts for Japan

Friday, March 18, 2011

LyondellBasell Contributing to Relief Efforts for Japan16:48 EDT Friday, March 18, 2011ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that it will contribute up to $250,000 toward relief efforts in Japan by matching employee contributions to agencies providing disaster relief services."We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the people of Japan who have been so greatly impacted by these twin calamities," said LyondellBasell CEO Jim Gallogly.  "Our employees are responding individually to help the people of Japan who are in need and that is why we will be matching their generous contributions up to $250,000," Gallogly said.LyondellBasell said that its matching program for Japan will contribute dollar for dollar donations made by its 13,000 employees worldwide toward relief efforts in Japan.  The company's matching contributions will be directed to the American Red Cross, Save the Children, International Medical Corps and UNICEF.LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies.  The company manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.  More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com.Media Contact:  David A. Harpole +1 713-309-4125 SOURCE LyondellBasell IndustriesFor further information: David A. Harpole, +1 713-309-4125, for LyondellBasell Industries