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08/16/17Kraton Corporation Announces Successful Closing of Euro-denominated Term Loan and Repricing of Existing USD-denominated Term Loan Balance
HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) (the "Company") and certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries today announced the closing of a €260 million term loan priced at EURIBOR plus 2.50% with a 0.75% floor (the "Euro Tranche"). Proceeds from the Euro Tranche were used to prepay a portion of the $886 million balance outstanding under the Company's USD-denominated term loan facility (the "USD Tranche"). Concurrent with the closing of the Euro Tranche, th... 
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08/14/17Kraton Corporation Announces Appointment of Two Additional Directors
HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) (the "Company"), today announced the appointment of Ms. Shelley Bausch, Global Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings at PPG Industries, Inc., and Mr. Mark Blinn, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Flowserve Corporation, to the Company's Board of Directors. The appointment is effective as of August 11, 2017. "We are delighted to welcome Shelley Bausch and Mark Blinn to the Company's Board of Directors," sa... 
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07/27/17Kraton Corporation Announces Intent to Initiate Euro-denominated Term Loan and reprice Existing Term Loan
HOUSTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) (the "Company") and certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries announced today that they intend to enter into a Fourth Amendment to the Credit and Guarantee Agreement (the "Amendment"), amending the Credit and Guarantee Agreement, dated as of January 6, 2016. Pursuant to the Amendment, a wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary of the Company intends to borrow a new tranche of term loans denominated in Euros in an aggregate principal amoun... 
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07/26/17Kraton Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results
HOUSTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. 2017 SECOND QUARTER SUMMARY Second quarter consolidated revenue of $525.3 million, up 15.5% compared to the second quarter 2016 Second quarter consolidated net income of $25.5 million was up fro... 
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07/10/17Kraton Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss second quarter 2017 financial and operating results.  The company expects to release its second quarter 2017 results after market... 
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05/31/17Kraton Announces Global Price Increase for Rosin Ester, Terpene and AMS/AMS Phenolic Products
HOUSTON, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from renewable resources, announces a global price increase of $50-100/MT for AQUATAC™, SYLVALITE™ and SYLVATAC™,  and SYLVACOTE™ Rosin Ester product lines. SYLVARES™ and ZONATAC™ Terpene and AMS/AMS phenolic specialty product lines will see an increase from $200-500/MT.  The increase is due to the current cha... 
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05/09/17Kraton Announces Opening of HSBC Plant in Taiwan
HOUSTON, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces the opening of the 30 kiloton hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) plant in Mailiao, Taiwan on Friday, May 12. The Mailiao plant will support Kraton's innovation-grade business, particularly low molecular weight HSBC pro... 
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04/26/17Kraton Corporation Announces First Quarter 2017 Results
HOUSTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. 2017 FIRST QUARTER SUMMARY Chemical segment sales volumes increased 15% and Polymer segment sales volumes increased 2%, compared to the first quarter 2016 Polymer segment raw material costs in... 
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04/11/17Kraton Corporation Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss first quarter 2017 financial and operating results.  The company expects to release its first quarter 2017 results after market... 
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03/30/17Kraton to Globally Launch SYLVALITE™ 9000 Tackifier at ASC Convention & Expo and European Coatings Show
HOUSTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces the next generation in rosin ester tackifiers. SYLVALITE ™ 9000 tackifier is a biobased material for use in formulating premium packaging hot melt adhesives. SYLVALITE 9000 tackifier adheres to the most stringent color and stability requirements, while delivering... 
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03/17/17Kraton Corporation Announces Pricing of Private Offering of Senior Notes
HOUSTON, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation  (NYSE: KRA) ("Kraton") announced today that Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiaries (together, the "Issuers"), priced $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.000% senior notes due 2025 (the "Notes") issued at par in connection with their previously announced private offering. The Notes will be general unsecured obligations of the Issuers, and will be guaranteed by Kraton and eac... 
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03/15/17Kraton Corporation Announces Proposed Private Offering of $400 Million in Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes Due 2025
HOUSTON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation  (NYSE: KRA) ("Kraton") announced today that Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiaries (together, the "Issuers"), intend to offer $400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the "Notes"), subject to market and customary conditions. The Notes will be general unsecured obligations of Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation, and will be guaranteed ... 
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02/28/17Kraton Announces Global HSBC and SBS Price Increase
HOUSTON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of 450 USD/MT for all Kraton HSBC polymers. In addition, we are announcing a general price increase of 450 Euros/MT for EMEA and 20 cents per pound in the Americas on all Kraton SBS polymers.  Prices in the Asia Pacific region for SBS ... 
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02/27/17Kraton Corporation Announces Global Tall Oil Fatty Acids Price Increase
HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of $120 USD/MT for the SYLFAT™ by Arizona Chemical Tall Oil Fatty Acids (TOFA) product line.   Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, this price increase will take effect March 15, 2017. About Kraton Corporation Kraton... 
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02/27/17Kraton Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. 2016 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR SUMMARY Exceeded the previously announced target for integration synergies, delivering $37 million of the $65 million total synergies expected by 2018. ... 
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02/09/17Kraton Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Release Conference Call and Webcast
HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial and operating results.  The company expects to release its results after market clo... 
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01/30/17Kraton Announces Global SIS Price Increase
HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of $330 USD/MT on all Kraton SIS polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will begin to take effect February 1, 2017. About Kraton Corporation Kraton Corporation (NYSE "KRA") is a leading g... 
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01/27/17Kraton Announces Global SBS Price Increase
HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of  450 Euros/MT for EMEA and 500 USD/MT in the US and accordingly in the other geographies on all Kraton SBS polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take ... 
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01/16/17Kraton Announces Global HSBC Price Increase
HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of 450 USD/MT for all Kraton HSBC polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect February 1, 2017.   About Kraton Corporation   Kraton Corporation (NYSE "KRA") is a leading glob... 
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