Announcement Concerning Operations at Arizona Chemical’s Biorefinery in Sandarne, Sweden

On Monday 28th September 2009, a fire occurred at Arizona’s Sandarne facility, in the area near one of the flaker belts used to finish rosin esters. Thanks to great work by local firefighters the fire was successfully contained within the building it started. No injuries occurred and damage to production equipment and the environment was minimal.  The refinery and most of the upgrading operations are once again operating as normal. Thanks to our multi-site capability and based on our current view of market demand, we do not expect any disruption to customers’ orders.