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LyondellBasell confirms leadership changes

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LyondellBasell has announced the appointment of Daniel Coombs as the company’s Executive Vice President – Manufacturing and Refining, effective mid-February 2017.

Mr Coombs will replace the retiring Kevin Brown, who also served as a member of the company's management board. Mr Coombs currently serves as the Executive Vice President – Global Olefins and Polyolefins (O&P) and Technology and is also a member of the company's management board.

In addition to manufacturing and refining, Mr Coombs will have additional responsibility for the company's technology business, global projects, global engineering services and procurement functions. Bob Patel, LyondellBasell CEO and Chairman of the management board, said: “Since joining the company in 2009, Kevin has played a key role in our company's success and development. His work has helped to establish a solid foundation for sustainable performance over the longer term and I want to thank him for his hard work and significant contributions […[ I am also very pleased that Dan will be taking on this important role. Having a deep bench of quality talent like Dan ensures a seamless transition of responsibilities."

As a result of these changes, Paul Augustowski, currently Senior Vice President – O&P Americas, will no longer report to Mr Coombs and will report directly to Mr Patel. Richard Roudeix, currently Senior Vice President – O&P Europe, will also report directly to Mr Patel. Mr Roudeix will expand his responsibilities to include the entire O&P Europe, Asia and International segment, which includes joint ventures and related marketing and PP compounding. In connection with these responsibilities, Mr Roudeix's title will change to Senior Vice President – O&P Europe, Asia and International.

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