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Cabot Corporation Plants Recognized for Safety Excellence

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Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) announced that three of its U.S. manufacturing facilities were recognized with “Certificates of Excellence” by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for their safety achievements in 2014.

These awards were presented to Cabot’s inkjet colorants plant in Haverhill, Mass.; fumed metal oxides plant in Midland, Mich.; and activated carbon plant in Pryor, Okla. in recognition of each location’s outstanding safety results throughout the past year. This is the highest safety certificate awarded to individual facilities by the ACC and is bestowed upon those that complete a year with no Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries or illnesses, which result in days away from work, and no restricted workdays or job transfers among both employees and contractors.

“Safety is our number one priority and our performance in this area is world class. We are proud of the accomplishments of all of our facilities and especially honored by the ACC’s recognition of our safety performance at Haverhill, Midland and Pryor,” said Martin O’Neill, senior vice president, Safety, Health and Environment. “This recognition is a testament to the safety culture that our employees and leadership teams promote on a daily basis. As we continue to improve our safety, health and environmental performance, we will remain focused on achieving our goal of zero recordable injuries and zero incidents at all of our facilities globally.”

Cabot Corporation is a member of the ACC and an active participant in the Responsible Care program. Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. For nearly 25 years, Responsible Care has helped ACC member companies significantly enhance their performance and reputation, discover new business opportunities, and improve the health and safety of their employees and communities and the environment as a whole.

About Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com.

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