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RTD*HallStar Changes Name to HallStar, Inc.

May 2, 2007

The HallStar Company is the new name of Chicago-based CPH Holding Corp., the parent of a group of companies providing specialty chemical solutions. The HallStar name emphasizes a shared brand identity among the company’s key group members as they meet new growth opportunities in the global marketplace.

“HallStar reflects the evolution of our group companies and unites them under a single brand name. The HallStar group companies are positioned to launch forward in a new era of growth and ever-increasing global capabilities,” said John Paro, president and CEO of The HallStar Company. “The name is rooted in an 88-year history of innovation and service, and it recognizes our group companies’ ongoing commitment to providing customers with customized solutions to help them develop next-generation products.”

The HallStar group companies serve a wide range of companies around the globe, enhancing the properties and performance of customer products. HallStar esters, polymer additives, and personal care ingredients are integral parts of innovative new formulations for plasticizers, softeners, extenders, and lubricants; sun care and skin care products; unique solvents for agriculture; and innovative magnesium-based compounds for industrial applications.
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