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Corning Painter Signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge

The pledge commits Orion Engineered Carbons to advance diversity and inclusion efforts

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OEC #chemicalsOrion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC), a leading supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced that CEO Corning Painter has joined over 2,000 other chief executive officers from 85 industries by signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. It is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“Diversity and inclusion can be difficult topics to navigate, but if we avoid constructive conversation about our differences, communication deteriorates, innovation declines and collaboration suffers,” Painter said. “I am committed to cultivating a work environment where our employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, share perspectives and solutions are found.”

Specific CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge commitments include establishing trust for difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion; expanding unconscious bias education in the workplace; sharing best practices as well as unsuccessful efforts; and creating strategic diversity and inclusion plans in concert with our board of directors. By signing on to these commitments, Orion Engineered Carbons is committing to taking further steps toward building an even more diverse and inclusive workplace.

About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together nearly 2,000 CEOs of leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Twitter: @CEOAction.

About Orion Engineered Carbons

Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE:OEC) is a global supplier of carbon black products, including high-performance specialty furnace black, gas black, lamp black, thermal black, acetylene black and other carbon blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants, batteries, tires, and mechanical rubber goods. The company has over 125 years of history providing customized solutions from a network of 14 global production sites and is dedicated to responsible business practices that emphasize reliability, innovation and sustainability. For more information, please visit orioncarbons.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

Wendy Wilson

Orion Engineered Carbons

Investor Relations

+1 281-974-0155

William Foreman

Orion Engineered Carbons

Corporate Communications

+1 281-889-7833

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