Westlake Chemical Reelects Directors, Declares Quarterly Dividend of 2.125 Cents Per Share

Westlake Chemical Reelects Directors, Declares Quarterly Dividend of 2.125 Cents Per Share

HOUSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) held its annual meeting today, at which the stockholders reelected Ruth I. Dreessen, Dorothy C. Jenkins, and Max L. Lukens as directors to serve until 2008.

Also at its meeting today, Westlake's board of directors declared a dividend of 2.125 cents per share, payable on June 9, 2005, to stockholders of record on May 31, 2005. This is the third successive quarterly dividend that Westlake has declared since completing its initial public offering in August 2004.

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.westlakechemical.com .

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Contact: David R. Hansen - Media Relations
Ruth I. Dreessen - Investor Relations
SOURCE Westlake Chemical Corporation
05/19/2005
CONTACT: media relations, David R. Hansen, or investor relations, Ruth I. Dreessen, both of Westlake Chemical Corporation, +1-713-960-9111
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