Eastman Chemical Company Honored as Gold Level Stevie® Award Winner in the 2013 American Business Awards

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Eastman Chemical Company Honored as Gold Level Stevie® Award Winner in the 2013 American Business Awards

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:00am

Kingsport, Tenn., June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has received a Gold Stevie® Award in the 2013 American Business Awards in the category of Company of the Year – Chemicals. Winners of the 2013 Stevie Awards were announced at a gala event last evening in Chicago. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. They are eligible for the coveted bronze, silver and gold awards.

“We are honored to be a Gold level winner in the Company of the Year - Chemicals category of the American Business Awards, and recognized among some of the nation’s top companies,” said Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO. “2012 was a record year for Eastman, marked by many significant achievements, strong financial performance and growth. This recognition is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of Eastman men and women.”

A record number of 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president.  “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received.  We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 17 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.   

About Eastman

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.


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