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Solutia Announces World of Color Awards(SM) Program

May 10, 2010

ST. LOUIS, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex® today announced its inaugural Solutia “World of Color Awards(SM) Inspired by Vanceva ®.” The new international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing engineers and other industry professionals for their innovative design use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world. Entries will be accepted online beginning June 14, 2010 at www.worldofcolorawards.com .

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“Glass is the portal through which we experience light in the built environment. Adding color to that glass, whether it is in exterior glazing, interior partitions, furniture or art, elevates the experience of light,” says Julie Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager for Solutia. “This competition seeks to honor architects, designers and glazing professionals who use color to enhance the built environment and inspire occupants.”

The Vanceva Color System by Saflex offers architects and designers unparalleled creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers which are laminated in between two pieces of glass. A palette of 15 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors. This gives designers unparalleled flexibility to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar, sound insulation and UV protection.

The World of Color Awards competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals. All entries must include liberal use of Vanceva color interlayer products and must have been completed between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2009.

Nominating a project is easy. Simply visit www.worldofcolorawards.com to submit photographs and brief background information for each project. There are no entry fees, and multiple entries will be accepted. Entrants must agree to provide photography rights for public relations purposes. The deadline for entry is August 15, 2010.

Entries will be judged by a jury of architectural and color marketing professionals. The architectural and design community will also be able to cast their votes for their favorite projects online. The glass fabricator who supplied the laminated glass for each of the winning projects will also be recognized on the program website, in press releases and all competition communications.

Solutia’s Saflex brand PVB interlayers are the most trusted name in PVB interlayer technology for laminated glazing, delivering outstanding performance and durability, backed by reliable and knowledgeable service. As a result, it is found in nearly 40 percent of laminated architectural and automotive glass worldwide. Saflex interlayers are also used to encapsulate thin film photovoltaic solar cells, providing outstanding processability and durability.

Notes to Editor: Solutia and Infinity Logo, Vanceva®, Saflex® and World of Color Awards(SM) and all other trademarks listed below are trademarks of Solutia Inc. and/or its affiliates.

Corporate Profile

Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex(R) polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation; LLumar(R), Vista(TM), FormulaOne(TM); Gila(R) aftermarket performance films for automotive and architectural applications; Flexvue(TM) advanced film component solutions for solar and electronic technologies; and technical specialties products including Crystex(R) insoluble sulfur, Santoflex(R) PPD antidegradants, Skydrol(R) aviation hydraulic fluid and Therminol(R) heat transfer fluid. Solutia’s businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,300 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations. More information is available at http://www.solutia.com/ .

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to statements about projected financial performance, which can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or “anticipates,” or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about the industries in which Solutia operates. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or achievements to be materially different from the future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the accuracy of our assumptions, the ability of third parties to finance an acquisition, and those risk and uncertainties described in Solutia’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, including under “Cautionary Statement About Forward Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors”, and Solutia’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These reports can be accessed through the “Investors” section of Solutia’s website at www.solutia.com . Solutia disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in response to new information, unforeseen events, changed circumstances or any other occurrence.

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