MEGlobal Designated as EnviroVista Leader for Third Year

Red Deer, Canada - June 10, 2008

For the third year, the Alberta government named MEGlobal's Prentiss Operations an EnviroVista Leader during the province's Environmental Week (June 1-7, 2008). In addition, MEGlobal's Fort Saskatchewan operations have played a key role in helping Dow Chemical Canada once again achieve the same designation in the Fort.

"Congratulations to all of our employees in Prentiss and at the Fort for this excellent recognition of their continued focus on environmental stewardship and of working within the principles of Responsible Care," said Henry Roth, CEO, MEGlobal. "We are proud of the efforts of all of our colleagues in Canada as they continue to lead environmental excellence in industrial and manufacturing facilities across the Alberta region."

MEGlobal was one of only 30 Alberta facilities honored this year as EnviroVista Leaders in recognition of outstanding performance that exceeds the expectations of the province's environmental legislation and demonstrates responsibility, stewardship and an ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance.

"The continued recognition as an EnviroVista Leader lends positive kudos to our manufacturing facilities as we execute our 2012 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) goals which aim to reduce our environmental footprint even further," said Bob Brandt, vice president MEGlobal manufacturing. "Our commitment and results in these areas play a strong part in ensuring responsible and sustainable manufacturing operations in Canada."

The EnviroVista program officially recognizes Alberta facilities that have demonstrated a minimum of five years of exemplary emissions performance and a comprehensive, publicly-accessible, third-party audited environmental management system, and have operated five years prosecution-free under Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). All facilities with a licensed approval under the EPEA are eligible for the program. Program participants are required to maintain or further improve their performance to annually renew their EnviroVista leader status.

About MEGlobal
MEGlobalâ„¢ is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of merchant monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol, collectively known as ethylene glycol (EG). Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, MEGlobal markets approximately 3.5 million metric tons of EG per year which is used as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers, polyethylene terephthalate resins (PET), antifreeze formulations and other industrial products. With approximately 200 employees worldwide, MEGlobal operates production facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. MEGlobal is a 50:50 joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait. Further information can be found at www.meglobal.biz

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