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BASF Welcomes 22 Engineering Students to Geismar for Summer Internship Program

GEISMAR, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- BASF is providing 22 chemical and mechanical engineering students the opportunity to spend this summer working as interns at its Geismar, Louisiana site -- the global company's largest manufacturing facility in North America.

The interns, selected from universities around the nation, are participating in engineering projects that allow them to apply technical and professional skills and knowledge to real-world situations.

"Because of BASF's growth and investment in North America, specifically the Gulf Coast region, we have a strong need to retain and grow our highly-skilled, technical workforce," Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and Manager of the BASF site in Geismar, Louisiana. "Since 2009, BASF has invested more than $350 million in Louisiana, translating into almost 100 new jobs. Our internship program helps us attract potential employees and give them the opportunity to grow their skills while learning more about BASF in the process."

In addition to assigned responsibilities at the manufacturing facility in Geismar, the interns also have the opportunity to participate in BASF's community activities through volunteering. The BASF interns recently completed a project with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge where they spent an entire Saturday repairing a home for a family in the Baton Rouge area.

"I really love working at BASF because I get to meet different people and work on a variety of projects, while also giving back to the community," said Laura Iverson, senior civil engineering student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and summer intern at BASF in Geismar. "The group of us came together for a day with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge. It was great to see how we can make a difference in so many ways through BASF."

For more information about BASF in Louisiana and careers with the company, visit www.basf.us/la.

For press photos, please click on the following links:

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Suggested Caption: BASF offered 22 chemical and mechanical engineering students the opportunity to spend a summer through its internship program at the Geismar site -- the global company's largest manufacturing facility in North America.

Front row, from left: John Boudreaux, University of Texas; Lucas Ortiz (New York Institute of Technology), Kristen Pearson (University of Texas), Olivia McGahan (Georgia Tech), Aubrey Kress (University of Michigan), Teurean Antoine (Louisiana State University), Blaine Leger (Louisiana State University), and Ryan Kinler (Louisiana State University).

Middle row, from left: Ian Howard (Louisiana State University), Laura Iverson (Louisiana State University), Tiffany Robinson (Louisiana State University), London Hayes (University of Texas), Brian Gates (Iowa State University), Timothy Patterson (Louisiana State University), and Jonathan Sellers (Louisiana State University).

Back row, from left: Alexander Russell (Louisiana State University), Brandon Travis (Louisiana State University), Mack Todd (Southern University), Tyler Chamblin (Georgia Tech), Michael Pinder (Georgia Tech), and Joseph Hollier (Louisiana State University).

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Suggested Caption: Taurean Aucoine, an engineering student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and summer intern at BASF, leads a tour of one of the production units at the Geismar site. BASF offered 22 chemical and mechanical engineering students the opportunity to spend a summer through its internship program at the Geismar site -- the global company's largest manufacturing facility in North America.

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Suggested Caption: Laura Iverson, senior civil engineering student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and summer intern at BASF, volunteered time completing a project with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge repairing a home for a local family in need.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about EUR 74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

For more information contact:

Jolen T. Stein, APR
BASF Corporation
Tel: (225) 339-7476
E-mail: Email Contact

Elizabeth Canfield
BASF Corporation
Tel: (225) 339-7333
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