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MetoKote(TM) Corporation Announces New President and CEO

December 9, 2011

LIMA, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MetoKote Corporation announced today that Jeffrey J. Oravitz has been promoted by the company’s Board of Directors to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Oravitz replaces former President and Chief Executive Officer DeWayne Pinkstaff, who has left the company after many years of dedicated service. The company also announced the appointment of Robert E. Lee to the position of Executive Chairman of the Board, also effective immediately.

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Mr. Oravitz joined the company in 2005, and has held key executive positions within MetoKote’s operations and sales areas, including his most recent role as the company’s Vice President of Global Business Development. Prior to joining MetoKote, he was employed by PPG Industries, Inc. for twenty years in a number of leadership roles throughout their coatings businesses. Jeff will lead the implementation of the company’s strategy to increase sales penetration in targeted markets, while improving the cost and quality profile of the business as a whole. Mr. Lee said, “Jeff will be an outstanding leader for MetoKote as we move to strengthen the company’s performance and better align the business with our key customers.”

“I look forward to the challenges of leading MetoKote through the next phase of growth and productivity improvements,” remarked Oravitz. “MetoKote is privileged to serve many of the world’s premier manufacturing companies. Our industry leading value propositions in coatings services will continue to position the company for opportunities to grow with our customers.”

Mr. Lee has served on the company’s Board of Directors since 2010 and has a broad leadership background in the chemical industry, as well as processing and manufacturing companies, including Millennium Chemicals, Quantum Chemicals, SCM Chemicals, Grove Crane and Cavenham Forest Products.

About MetoKote Corporation
MetoKote Corporation, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, serves its many customers in 29 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions including equipment, coating application, and related management and support services to a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus. For more information, please visit: www.metokote.com.

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