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Honeywell to spin off $1.3 billion Resins and Chemicals business

Honeywell (Morris Plains, NJ) announced today that it will spin off its Resins and Chemicals business into a standalone, publicly traded company operating under the name of AdvanSix Inc. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur by early 2017 and is subject to certain customary conditions, including, among others, assurance that the spin-off of AdvanSix will be tax-free to Honeywell shareholders, the effectiveness of appropriate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and final approval by Honeywell’s Board of Directors. There is no impact to financial guidance at this time, according to the company.

“Our $1.3 billion Resins and Chemicals business enjoys a leading position in the industries it serves and a global cost advantage. It is favorably positioned to continue to achieve global growth as a standalone enterprise, with added flexibility to make capital investments that enhance its offerings and service to customers,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO, Dave Cote. “Following the spin-off, Honeywell and AdvanSix will each have a more focused business and be better positioned to invest more in growth opportunities and execute strategic plans best suited to its respective business. The transaction will create added value for our share owners, who will receive AdvanSix shares tax-free in addition to the Honeywell shares they already own.”

“Today’s announcement represents another step in the evolution of the Honeywell portfolio, as we continue to focus on driving breakthrough growth through advanced software capabilities and technology differentiation, with high-value product offerings that help us to win in the marketplace,” added Cote.

Upon completion of the spin-off, AdvanSix will be an independent, global, leading manufacturer of nylon 6, a polymer resin used to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments, and films that, in turn, are used in end products such as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. AdvanSix also produces Sulf-N ammonium sulfate fertilizers and chemical intermediates, including phenol, acetone, and Nadone cyclohexanone, and is the largest single-site producer of caprolactam.

Erin Kane will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of AdvanSix upon completion of the transaction. Kane currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of the Resins and Chemicals business, a position she has held since October 2014. She joined Honeywell in 2002.

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