First Quarter 2008 Westlake Chemical Corporation Earnings Conference Call

First Quarter 2008 Westlake Chemical Corporation Earnings Conference Call

HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its 2008 first quarter earnings prior to the market opening on Thursday, May 1, 2008. The company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on the same day to discuss the earnings release.

To access the conference call, dial (866) 314-5232, or (617) 213-8052 for international callers, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and reference passcode 82985119.

The conference call will also be available via webcast at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c= 180248&eventID=1822480 and the earnings release can be obtained via the company's Web page at, http://www.westlake.com/fw/main/IR_Home_Page-123.html . (Due to the length of the first URL, please copy and paste into your browser.)

This call will be available for replay beginning an hour after the call has ended, and may be accessed until 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 2008. The replay can be accessed by calling the following numbers: Domestic callers should dial 1-888-286-8010 and international callers may access the replay at 617-801-6888. The access code at both numbers is 47446557.

Westlake Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC and PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.westlake.com

SOURCE  Westlake Chemical Corporation
    -0-                             04/17/2008
    /CONTACT:  Investor, Steve Bender, +1-713-960-9111, sbender@westlake.com,
or Media, David Hansen, +1-713-960-9111, dhansen@westlake.com, both of
Westlake Chemical Corporation/
    /Web site:  http://www.westlake.com /
    (WLK)

CO:  Westlake Chemical Corporation
ST:  Texas
IN:  CHM
SU:  CCA

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