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Koppers Holdings Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Overall Sales Declined Four Percent from Previous Year; However, Sales Volumes Increased for Phthalic Anhydride, Carbon Black Feedstock and Naphthalene; Diluted EPS of $0.08 for the Quarter and Adjusted EPS of $0.39 Negatively Impacted by Lower Product Pr

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products, today reported consolidated sales of $356.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, a four percent, or $14.1 million, decline from sales of $370.9 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease was driven predominately by lower sales volumes for railroad crossties due to lower raw material availability, as well as lower sales volumes and prices for carbon pitch.

Net income for the quarter was $1.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share compared to net income attributable to Koppers of $14.4 million, or $0.69 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share were $8.1 million and $0.39 per share compared to $14.7 million and $0.70 per share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income and adjusted EPS for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 were lower than the prior year quarter due to pre-tax charges related to integration, plant outages, consulting, employee benefits and plant startup costs totaling $7.8 million, as well as lower product sales prices and volumes for the company's Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC) and Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS) businesses, respectively.

Commenting on the results, Walt Turner, president and CEO of Koppers, said, "We continue to operate against industry headwinds and remain challenged in our global CMC business due to lower demand in certain regions, which resulted in reduced sales prices and volumes compared to the prior year. However, we have moved aggressively to rationalize capacity in Europe and are evaluating similar steps in North America, which will lower our overall cost structure and improve our capacity utilization and profitability in those regions. We are currently seeing the benefits of these actions in Europe, where our profitability increased substantially in the second quarter on similar sales volumes. We continue to look for opportunities to optimize our production facilities and reduce our cost structure, including our recent announcement that we are applying for permits to construct a new chemicals plant at our Stickney, Illinois facility producing naphthalene and other refined chemicals, which would provide the opportunity to reduce the number of distillation facilities in the U.S. and further improve our cost structure. Our North American railroad business continues to be impacted by reduced hardwood lumber availability, but we are beginning to see increased availability and are optimistic that the second half of the year will be stronger than the first half for this business as we see supplies improve."

Mr. Turner continued, "We continue to work towards the closing of the Osmose transaction. Subject to the closing conditions being satisfied, we anticipate the completion of the acquisition in the third quarter, which will represent another important step in our long-term growth strategy by expanding both our chemicals offering and extending our existing railroad and utilities products and services platform. The addition of Osmose will further diversify our business and position us for future growth by complementing our existing businesses through leading market positions in strategic end-markets. The synergies from the acquisition are expected to be at least $12 million, and we anticipate that the annual run rate will be realizable by the end of 2015. We are also excited about the startup of our China JV in July and expect to see a profit contribution in 2015."

"For the second half of the year, we expect overall sales and adjusted operating profit to be higher as we continue to align our strategy and footprint in the current operating environment, including driving costs out of the business and capitalizing on a strengthening European economy," Mr. Turner said. "As a result of the continued implementation of these cost-savings initiatives throughout the balance of this year, we expect to enter 2015 with a more efficient cost structure which should improve margins and provide opportunities to gain additional sales volumes."

Summary of Second-Quarter Financial Performance:

  • Sales for CMC totaling $208.6 million decreased by five percent or $11.7 million compared to sales of $220.3 million in the prior year quarter. CMC sales were lower due to lower sales volumes and prices for carbon pitch and lower sales prices for phthalic anhydride and carbon black feedstock, partially offset by higher sales volumes for phthalic anhydride, carbon black feedstock and naphthalene.

  • Sales for RUPS of $148.2 million decreased by two percent or $2.4 million compared to sales of $150.6 million in the prior year quarter. The net decrease in sales in RUPS was due mainly to lower sales volumes for crossties as a result of reduced lumber availability, which was driven by increased competition within hardwood lumber markets. These factors more than offset the additional $8.2 million in revenue contribution from the company's recent Ashcroft acquisition.

  • Items excluded from adjusted results for the quarter included $6.7 million of pre-tax charges related to impairment and plant closure costs. The $6.7 million is comprised of $4.7 million related to ceasing distillation at our tar plant in the Netherlands, $1.4 million related to impairment charges and accelerated depreciation at our KCCC facility in Tangshan, China, and $0.6 million related to closure of our wood treating plant in Grenada, Mississippi in 2012.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $27.3 million compared to $37.2 million in the second quarter of 2013 due to the items that impacted adjusted net income and adjusted EPS as noted above.

Investor Conference Call and Web Simulcast
Koppers management will conduct a conference call this morning, August 7, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the company's performance. Interested parties may access the live audio broadcast by dialing 888 312 3048 in the US/Canada or +1 719 325 2354 for International, Conference ID number 1031370. Investors are requested to access the call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time in order to complete a brief registration. An audio replay will be available approximately two hours after the call's completion at 888 203 1112 or +1 719 457 0820, Conference ID number 1031370. The recording will be available for replay through August 21, 2014.

The live broadcast of Koppers conference call will be available online: http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/23e8e89e71a14d1647f74aaaebcf82ee. (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field.)

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on www.koppers.com and www.streetevents.com shortly after the live call and continuing through August 21, 2014.

The following reconciliations are attached to this press release: Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Koppers and Adjusted Net Income; Unaudited Reconciliation of Diluted Earnings Per Share and Adjusted Earnings Per Share; and Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

About Koppers
Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint ventures, Koppers operates facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia and China. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us on the Web: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor relations should be directed to Leroy M. Ball at 412 227 2118 or Michael W. Snyder at 412 227 2131.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and may include, but are not limited to, statements about sales levels, acquisitions, restructuring, declines in the value of Koppers assets and the effect of any resulting impairment charges, profitability and anticipated expenses and cash outflows. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "may," "will," "should," "continue," "plans," "potential," "intends," "likely," or other similar words or phrases are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement contained herein, in other press releases, written statements or other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or in Koppers communications with and discussions with investors and analysts in the normal course of business through meetings, phone calls and conference calls, regarding expectations with respect to sales, earnings, cash flows, operating efficiencies, product introduction or expansion, the benefits of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures or other matters as well as financings and repurchases of debt or equity securities, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies. Many of these risks, uncertainties and contingencies are beyond our control, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance or achievements. Factors that might affect such forward-looking statements, include, among other things, Koppers may not be able to successfully integrate the wood preservatives business and/or the railroad services business of Osmose or such integration may take longer to accomplish than expected; the expected cost savings and any synergies from the Osmose acquisition may not be fully realized within the expected timeframes; disruption from the Osmose acquisition may make it more difficult to maintain relationships with clients, associates or suppliers; the required financing for the Osmose acquisition may not be obtained on the proposed terms and schedule; general economic and business conditions, including continuing uncertain economic conditions in Europe, demand for Koppers goods and services, competitive conditions, interest rate and foreign currency rate fluctuations, availability and costs of key raw materials, unfavorable resolution of claims against us, as well as those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Koppers, particularly our latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after that date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



                            Koppers Holdings Inc.
                 Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Income
               (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

                                     Three Months            Six Months
                                         Ended                 Ended
                                       June 30,               June 30,
                                 --------------------  ---------------------
                                    2014       2013       2014       2013
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------

Net sales                        $   356.8  $   370.9  $   688.2  $    741.3
Cost of sales (excluding items
 below)                              311.9      318.9      597.0       639.4
Depreciation and amortization          9.7        7.3       18.6        14.6
Impairment and restructuring
 charges                                --         --       15.5          --
Selling, general and
 administrative expenses              21.9       16.2       43.3        33.9
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Operating profit                      13.3       28.5       13.8        53.4
Other (loss) income                   (0.3)       1.0       (0.1)        1.5
Interest expense                       6.6        6.6       13.4        13.5
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Income before income taxes             6.4       22.9        0.3        41.4
Income taxes                           5.6        8.1       (0.4)       15.2
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Income (loss) from continuing
 operations                            0.8       14.8        0.7        26.2
Loss from discontinued
 operations, net of tax               (0.1)      (0.1)      (0.1)         --
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Net income                             0.7       14.7        0.6        26.2
Net (loss) income attributable
 to noncontrolling interests          (0.9)       0.3       (3.2)        0.8
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Net income attributable to
 Koppers                         $     1.6  $    14.4  $     3.8  $     25.4
                                 =========  =========  =========  ==========
Earnings (loss) per common
 share:
  Basic-
    Continuing operations        $    0.08  $    0.70  $    0.19  $     1.23
    Discontinued operations             --      (0.01)        --          --
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
    Earnings (loss) per basic
     common share                $    0.08  $    0.69  $    0.19  $     1.23
                                 =========  =========  =========  ==========
  Diluted-
    Continuing operations        $    0.08  $    0.70  $    0.19  $     1.21
    Discontinued operations             --      (0.01)        --          --
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
    Earnings (loss) per diluted
     common share                $    0.08  $    0.69  $    0.19  $     1.21
                                 =========  =========  =========  ==========

Weighted average shares
 outstanding (in thousands):
  Basic                             20,475     20,727     20,430      20,697
  Diluted                           20,582     20,945     20,584      20,935
Dividends declared per common
 share                           $    0.25  $    0.25  $    0.50  $     0.50
                                 =========  =========  =========  ==========



                           Koppers Holdings Inc.
               Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
              (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

                                                   June 30,    December 31,
                                                     2014          2013
                                                 ------------  ------------
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents                        $       54.4  $       82.2
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $3.7
 and $3.6                                               159.9         157.9
Income tax receivable                                     8.9           9.0
Inventories, net                                        189.2         168.8
Deferred tax assets                                      12.4          10.0
Loan to related party                                     9.5           9.5
Other current assets                                     28.6          35.7
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current assets                                462.9         473.1
Equity in non-consolidated investments                    6.2           6.6
Property, plant and equipment, net                      215.3         197.0
Goodwill                                                 75.4          72.7
Deferred tax assets                                      14.7           9.3
Other assets                                             31.5          26.2
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total assets                                 $      806.0  $      784.9
                                                 ============  ============

Liabilities
Accounts payable                                 $       93.1  $      107.6
Accrued liabilities                                      73.2          82.4
Dividends payable                                         5.1           5.1
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total current liabilities                           171.4         195.1
Long-term debt                                          358.4         303.1
Accrued postretirement benefits                          31.0          41.6
Deferred tax liabilities                                 15.9          14.7
Other long-term liabilities                              40.7          40.6
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities                                   617.4         595.1
Commitments and contingent liabilities

Equity
Senior Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par
 value per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized;
 no shares issued                                          --            --
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share;
 40,000,000 shares authorized; 21,938,260 and
 21,722,492 shares issued                                 0.2           0.2
Additional paid-in capital                              163.0         158.9
Retained earnings                                        64.7          71.3
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                     (4.6)        (10.2)
Treasury stock, at cost; 1,443,248 and 1,390,494
 shares                                                 (52.4)        (50.4)
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total Koppers shareholders' equity                  170.9         169.8
                                                 ------------  ------------
Noncontrolling interests                                 17.7          20.0
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total equity                                 $      188.6  $      189.8
                                                 ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities and equity                 $      806.0  $      784.9
                                                 ============  ============



                           Koppers Holdings Inc.
          Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
                           (Dollars in millions)

                                                  Six Months    Six Months
                                                     Ended         Ended
                                                   June 30,      June 30,
                                                     2014          2013
                                                 ------------  ------------

Cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
  Net income                                     $        0.6  $       26.2
  Adjustments to reconcile net cash provided by
   operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization                        18.6          14.6
    Impairment charges                                    4.7            --
    Deferred income taxes                                (6.6)          1.8
    Equity income (loss), net of dividends
     received                                             0.4          (0.4)
    Change in other liabilities                          (8.2)         (8.6)
    Non-cash interest expense                             0.8           0.8
    Stock-based compensation                              3.2           2.8
    Other                                                 0.6          (0.4)
  (Increase) decrease in working capital:
    Accounts receivable                                  (0.3)         (6.1)
    Inventories                                          (1.8)          5.7
    Accounts payable                                    (15.8)         (0.2)
    Accrued liabilities and other working
     capital                                             (4.9)        (16.2)
                                                 ------------  ------------
        Net cash (used in) provided by operating
         activities                                      (8.7)         20.0
Cash (used in) provided by investing activities:
  Capital expenditures                                  (35.6)        (15.7)
  Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                    (29.6)           --
  Net cash proceeds from divestitures and asset
   sales                                                   --           0.9
                                                 ------------  ------------
      Net cash used in investing activities             (65.2)        (14.8)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities:
  Borrowings of revolving credit                        138.0          86.3
  Repayments of revolving credit                       (113.7)        (81.2)
  Borrowings of long-term debt                           31.2            --
  Issuances of Common Stock                               0.7           0.2
  Repurchases of Common Stock                            (2.0)         (1.6)
  Proceeds from issuance of noncontrolling
   interest                                               1.4           2.3
  Payment of deferred financing costs                      --          (1.2)
  Dividends paid                                        (10.2)        (10.2)
                                                 ------------  ------------
      Net cash provided by (used in) financing
       activities                                        45.4          (5.4)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                   0.7          (3.3)
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents               (27.8)         (3.5)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period         82.2          66.7
                                                 ------------  ------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period       $       54.4  $       63.2
                                                 ============  ============



Unaudited Segment Information

The following tables set forth certain sales and operating data, net of all intersegment transactions, for the company's businesses for the periods indicated.

                                        Three Months         Six Months
                                            Ended               Ended
                                          June 30,            June 30,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2014      2013      2014      2013
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
                                              (Dollars in millions)
Net sales:
  Carbon Materials and Chemicals     $  208.6  $  220.3  $  411.2  $  450.8
  Railroad and Utility Products and
   Services                             148.2     150.6     277.0     290.5
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total                            $  356.8  $  370.9  $  688.2  $  741.3
Operating profit:
  Carbon Materials and Chemicals     $    3.8  $   12.5  $   (5.0) $   25.6
  Railroad and Utility Products and
   Services                              12.8      16.5      23.9      28.8
  Corporate                              (3.3)     (0.5)     (5.1)     (1.0)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total                            $   13.3  $   28.5  $   13.8  $   53.4
Operating margin:
  Carbon Materials and Chemicals          1.8%      5.7%     -1.2%      5.7%
  Railroad and Utility Products and
   Services                               8.6%     11.0%      8.6%      9.9%
    Total                                 3.7%      7.7%      2.0%      7.2%
Adjusted operating profit (1):
  Carbon Materials and Chemicals     $    9.9  $   12.5  $   18.3  $   25.6
  Railroad and Utility Products and
   Services                              13.4      16.9      24.5      29.7
  All Other                              (3.3)     (0.5)     (5.1)     (1.0)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total                            $   20.0  $   28.9  $   37.7  $   54.3
Adjusted operating margin:
  Carbon Materials and Chemicals          4.7%      5.7%      4.5%      5.7%
  Railroad and Utility Products and
   Services                               9.0%     11.2%      8.8%     10.2%
    Total                                 5.6%      7.8%      5.5%      7.3%

(1) Cost of sales for CMC for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014
    includes $2.9 million of pre-tax charges related to capacity
    rationalization at our tar distillation facility in Uithoorn, The
    Netherlands and $0.3 million of charges related to the expected closure
    of our tar distillation facility in Tangshan, China (KCCC). Cost of
    sales for Railroad and Utility Products and Services for the three and
    six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $0.6 million of plant closing
    charges related to the closure of the Grenada, Mississippi wood treating
    plant in 2012. Depreciation and amortization for the three months ended
    June 30, 2014 includes $2.1 million of pre-tax charges related to
    accelerated depreciation at the Uithoorn and KCCC facilities. Selling,
    general and administrative charges for CMC for the three months ended
    June 30, 2014 include $0.8 million of pre-tax charges related to
    capacity rationalization at the Uithoorn facility. Depreciation and
    amortization for the six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $3.5
    million of pre-tax charges related to accelerated depreciation at the
    Uithoorn and KCCC facilities. Impairment and restructuring charges for
    CMC for the six months ended June 30, 2014 include $10.8 million of pre-
    tax charges related to capacity rationalization at Uithoorn and $4.7
    million of pre-tax charges related to impairment for KCCC. Selling,
    general and administrative expenses for CMC for the six months ended
    June 30, 2014 includes $1.1 million of pre-tax charges related to
    capacity rationalization at Uithoorn. Cost of sales for RUPS for the
    three and six months ended June 30, 2013 includes $0.4 million and $0.9
    million, respectively, of pre-tax expense related to the June 2012
    closing of our wood treating plant in Grenada, Mississippi.

Koppers believes that adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted operating profit and adjusted EBITDA provide information useful to investors in understanding the underlying operational performance of the company, its business and performance trends and facilitates comparisons between periods and with other corporations in similar industries. The exclusion of certain items permits evaluation and a comparison of results for ongoing business operations, and it is on this basis that Koppers management internally assesses the company's performance.

Although Koppers believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enhance investors' understanding of its business and performance, these non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered an alternative to GAAP basis financial measures.

 UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO KOPPERS AND ADJUSTED
                                  NET INCOME
                                (In millions)

                                               Three Months     Six Months
                                                  Ended           Ended
                                                 June 30,        June 30,
                                             --------------- ---------------
                                               2014    2013    2014    2013
                                             ------- ------- ------- -------
Net income attributable to Koppers           $   1.6 $  14.4 $   3.8 $  25.4
Items impacting pre-tax income (1)
  Impairment and plant closure costs             6.7     0.4    23.9     0.9
  Items impacting net income, net of tax and
   non-controlling interests                     6.4     0.2    10.8     0.5
  Adjusted net income including discontinued
   operations                                    8.0    14.6    14.6    25.9
  Discontinued operations                        0.1     0.1     0.1      --
                                             ------- ------- ------- -------
Adjusted net income                          $   8.1 $  14.7 $  14.7 $  25.9
                                             ======= ======= ======= =======

(1) Cost of sales for CMC for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014
    includes $2.9 million of pre-tax charges related to capacity
    rationalization at our tar distillation facility in Uithoorn, The
    Netherlands and $0.3 million of charges related to the expected closure
    of our tar distillation facility in Tangshan, China (KCCC). Cost of
    sales for Railroad and Utility Products and Services for the three and
    six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $0.6 million of plant closing
    charges related to the closure of the Grenada, Mississippi wood treating
    plant in 2012. Depreciation and amortization for the three months ended
    June 30, 2014 includes $2.1 million of pre-tax charges related to
    accelerated depreciation at the Uithoorn and KCCC facilities. Selling,
    general and administrative charges for CMC for the three months ended
    June 30, 2014 include $0.8 million of pre-tax charges related to
    capacity rationalization at the Uithoorn facility. Depreciation and
    amortization for the six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $3.5
    million of pre-tax charges related to accelerated depreciation at the
    Uithoorn and KCCC facilities. Impairment and restructuring charges for
    CMC for the six months ended June 30, 2014 include $10.8 million of pre-
    tax charges related to capacity rationalization at Uithoorn and $4.7
    million of pre-tax charges related to impairment for KCCC. Selling,
    general and administrative expenses for CMC for the six months ended
    June 30, 2014 includes $1.1 million of pre-tax charges related to
    capacity rationalization at Uithoorn. Cost of sales for RUPS for the
    three and six months ended June 30, 2013 includes $0.4 million and $0.9
    million, respectively, of pre-tax expense related to the June 2012
    closing of our wood treating plant in Grenada, Mississippi.



         UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE AND
                         ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
                     (In millions except share amounts)

                                               Three Months     Six Months
                                                  Ended           Ended
                                                 June 30,        June 30,
                                             --------------- ---------------
                                               2014    2013    2014    2013
                                             ------- ------- ------- -------
Net income attributable to Koppers           $   1.6 $  14.4 $   3.8 $  25.4
                                             ======= ======= ======= =======
Adjusted net income including discontinued
 operations (from above)                     $   8.0 $  14.6 $  14.6 $  25.9
                                             ======= ======= ======= =======
Adjusted net income (from above)             $   8.1 $  14.7 $  14.7 $  25.9
                                             ======= ======= ======= =======

Denominator for diluted earnings per share
 (in thousands)                               20,582  20,945  20,584  20,935

Earnings per share:
Diluted earnings per share                   $  0.08 $  0.69 $  0.19 $  1.21
Adjusted earnings per share including
 discontinued operations                     $  0.39 $  0.70 $  0.71 $  1.24
Adjusted earnings per share                  $  0.39 $  0.70 $  0.71 $  1.24



    UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA
                     (In millions except share amounts)

                                               Three Months     Six Months
                                                  Ended           Ended
                                                 June 30,        June 30,
                                             --------------- ---------------
                                               2014    2013   2014     2013
                                             ------- ------- ------  -------
Net income                                   $   0.7 $  14.7 $  0.6  $  26.2
  Interest expense                               6.6     6.6   13.4     13.5
  Depreciation and amortization                  9.7     7.3   18.6     14.6
  Income tax provision                           5.6     8.1   (0.4)    15.2
  Discontinued operations                        0.1     0.1    0.1        -
                                             ------- ------- ------  -------
EBITDA with noncontrolling interests            22.7    36.8   32.3     69.5
Unusual items impacting net income (1)
  Impairment and plant closure costs             4.6     0.4   20.4      0.9

  Adjusted EBITDA with noncontrolling
   interests                                 $  27.3 $  37.2 $ 52.7  $  70.4
                                             ======= ======= ======  =======

(1) Cost of sales for CMC for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $2.9 million of
    pre-tax charges related to capacity rationalization at our tar distillation facility in
    Uithoorn, The Netherlands and $0.3 million of charges related to the expected closure of our tar
    distillation facility in Tangshan, China (KCCC). Cost of sales for Railroad and Utility Products
    and Services for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $0.6 million of plant
    closing charges related to the closure of the Grenada, Mississippi wood treating plant in 2012.
    Selling, general and administrative charges for CMC for the three months ended June 30, 2014
    include $0.8 million of pre-tax charges related to capacity rationalization at the Uithoorn
    facility. Impairment and restructuring charges for CMC for the six months ended June 30, 2014
    include $10.8 million of pre-tax charges related to capacity rationalization at Uithoorn and
    $4.7 million of pre-tax charges related to impairment for KCCC. Selling, general and
    administrative expenses for CMC for the six months ended June 30, 2014 includes $1.1 million of
    pre-tax charges related to capacity rationalization at Uithoorn. Cost of sales for RUPS for the
    three and six months ended June 30, 2013 includes $0.4 million and $0.9 million, respectively,
    of pre-tax expense related to the June 2012 closing of our wood treating plant in Grenada,
    Mississippi.

For Information:

Leroy M. Ball
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
412 227 2118
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As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the ...
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises ar...
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development...
It’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true “DevOps” team? In her session at DevOps Summit, Stefana Muller, Director, Product Management – Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies, answered that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so the...
In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
U.S. companies are desperately trying to recruit and hire skilled software engineers and developers, but there is simply not enough quality talent to go around. Tiempo Development is a nearshore software development company. Our headquarters are in AZ, but we are a pioneer and leader in outsourcing to Mexico, based on our three software development centers there. We have a proven process and we are experts at providing our customers with powerful solutions. We transform ideas into reality.
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...