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Huntsman sues Apollo for fraud & tortious interference
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Jun '08
Huntsman Corporation announced that it filed suit against Apollo and partners Leon Black and Joshua Harris in Conroe, Texas, for fraud and tortious interference in connection with inducing Huntsman to terminate its merger agreement with Basell to enter into a merger agreement with Apollo affiliate Hexion Specialty Chemicals instead.

In the petition filed earlier, Huntsman seeks a jury trial to determine the defendants' liability to Huntsman for actual damages exceeding $3 billion, plus exemplary damages.

Commenting on the decision to file suit against Apollo, Black and Harris, Peter Huntsman, President and CEO, stated, “It is now clear that, to get Huntsman to terminate its contract with Basell, Apollo falsely represented to Huntsman its commitment to closing a merger with Hexion at $28 per share, when it really intended all along to then delay the process and create enough problems with the transaction to bring us back to the table at a lower price.

We intend to pursue every available legal action required to hold Apollo, Black and Harris responsible for their ruinous actions.”

Jon M. Huntsman, Founder and Chairman of Huntsman Corporation, added, “I am outraged that Apollo's founders, Leon Black and Josh Harris, while personally and repeatedly assuring our board of directors, our senior officers, our financial advisors and me of their earnestness, instead pursued a strategy designed to cause us to terminate with Basell to accept promises they never intended to keep – all calculated to contrive a nonexistent 'purchase option' we specifically refused to grant Hexion during our negotiations, awaiting the day when they would try to force us to concede a price reduction.

We will do everything in our power to hold Apollo and its founders accountable for the multi-billion dollar harm their actions have caused our company.”

Huntsman also intends to vigorously contest the false and misleading allegations made in the Delaware suit filed by Apollo and Hexion last week.

Peter Huntsman stated, “While the impression created by Apollo's recent statements about Huntsman's financial performance and strength almost seems designed to inflict damage to our company and its relationships with its employees, suppliers and customers, in fact Huntsman is a strong and profitable company, with ample financial resources to continue operating our business.”

He added, “We expect that our Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2008 will be in line with that achieved in the first quarter, reflecting the actions we are taking to increase our pricing to offset higher raw material and record high energy costs. Our results in May were stronger than those achieved in April and we expect this trend to continue.”

Huntsman Corporation


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