Eastman Chemical Company Honored as Silver Level Stevie® Award Winner in the 2012 American Business Awards

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Eastman Chemical Company Honored as Silver Level Stevie® Award Winner in the 2012 American Business Awards

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 8:45pm

(3BL Media) June 20, 2012 - Eastman Chemical Company has received a Silver Stevie® Award in the 2012 American Business Awards in the category of Company of the Year – Chemicals. Winners of the 2012 Stevie Awards were announced at a gala event last evening in New York City. 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.

“We are honored to be a Silver 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. “2011 was a record year for Eastman, marked by many significant achievements, strong financial performance and growth through acquisitions and expansions. This recognition is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of Eastman men and women.”

Eastman was one of a very few companies honorarily nominated for the award based on the company’s achievements since the beginning of 2011, drawn from publicly available information. More than 3,000 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 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“We’re delighted that the first of our two American Business Awards banquets honored so many deserving organizations and executives,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition. We’re looking forward to celebrating other Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners at our new tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17”.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 18 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Eastman
Eastman’s chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets and geographies it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, Eastman had 2011 sales of $7.2 billion. 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. 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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