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Orion Engineered Carbons to Recognize Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC) (the “Company“ or “Orion”), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, today announced the Company has broadened its equal employment opportunity policy to now specifically include also sexual orientation and gender identification as protected categories.

“We are continuing to build a culture that supports and encourages the diverse perspectives of our employees. Ensuring our policies and practices are as inclusive as possible is a further step in that direction.”

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“June is Pride Month and also marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Gay Rights Liberation Movement. Orion is committed to providing an inclusive environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued and celebrated. The addition of sexual orientation and gender identification as protected categories under our equal employment opportunity policy is not only good for our business, it’s simply the right thing to do,” said Corning Painter, Orion’s Chief Executive Officer.

Pat Tuttle, Orion’s Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, added, “We are continuing to build a culture that supports and encourages the diverse perspectives of our employees. Ensuring our policies and practices are as inclusive as possible is a further step in that direction.”

About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.

Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. Orion group produces a broad range of Carbon Blacks that include high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks, Acetylene Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Carbon Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants, tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses. Orion runs 14 global production sites. The group has approximately 1,450 employees worldwide. For more information please visit the Orion website www.orioncarbons.com.

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