Westlake Awards Scholarships to Students of Employees

Westlake Awards Scholarships to Students of Employees

Houston, Texas, June 1, 2004 - The Westlake Chemical Corporation has recently notified 28 sons and daughters of employees throughout the company that they are recipients of a Westlake Scholarship beginning the fall term of 2004.

This annual award of scholarships caps Westlake's long-standing support of educational endeavors for high school students of company employees. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study assuming the student maintains high academic standards.

In describing this year's scholars, David Hansen, Westlake's Sr. Vice President, Administration stated, “Consistent with prior years, the competition for these scholarships is extremely rigorous. We have received applications from some of the finest students in each of the communities in which we operate. The average recipient has a GPA in excess of 3.5 and is in the top quartile in class ranking. We are seeing students who demonstrate strong personal values and a desire to improve the communities in which they live. We salute both the students and their parents for the high accomplishments in the classroom and in their daily lives.”

Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, vinyl intermediates, PVC and PVC pipe and PVC windows, fence and decking components. The company operates in 11 locations in North America with approximately 2,000 employees.

Contact: D. R. Hansen - Houston 713-960-9111

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