Innospec Announces Authorization of Share Repurchases

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

NEWARK, Del., Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized share repurchases under Rule 10b5-1 and/or 10b-18 repurchase plans. These plans will facilitate repurchases of shares of common stock up to a total value of $5 million annually in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The first Rule 10b5-1 repurchase program under the new plan will commence on November 8, 2010 and be effective through December 31, 2010.

Patrick Williams, Innospec's President and CEO, said, "The Board is committed to utilizing Innospec's strong cash flow to build shareholder value. As part of a balanced capital management program, additional share repurchases may be approved as the Board continues to monitor market conditions and considers other strategic alternatives, including potential acquisitions."

About Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with approximately 800 employees in 23 countries. Innospec manufactures and supplies a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Innospec's Fuel Specialties business specializes in manufacturing and supplying the fuel additives that help improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions. Innospec's Active Chemicals business provides effective technology-based solutions for our customers' processes or products focused in the Personal Care; Household, Industrial & Institutional; and Fragrance Ingredients markets. Innospec's Octane Additives business is the world's only producer of tetra ethyl lead.

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CONTACT: Innospec Inc. Brian Watt +44-151-356-6241 RF Binder Partners Tom Pratt +1-212-994-7563