Arnel Santos Appointed Senior Vice President, Operations of NOVA Chemicals

Calgary, Alberta (April 7, 2016) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) today announced that Arnel Santos will join NOVA Chemicals as Senior Vice President, Operations, effective April 18, 2016. He will be located at NOVA Chemicals’ Calgary, Alberta, Head Office. Santos previously served as Regional Vice President, Manufacturing for Shell Eastern Petroleum Limited in South Eastern Asia and brings his extensive background in operational excellence, capital investment, health and safety, as well as business leadership.

“NOVA Chemicals is leading the industry in bringing new polyethylene capacity to North America. I’m excited to be a part of the team that will continue to execute on growth projects that will deliver more products that help make everyday life healthier, safer and easier,” stated Santos. “I look forward to working together with all aspects of NOVA Chemicals and continuing to deliver on the strong commitment to Responsible Care®.”

Santos will be a part of NOVA Chemicals’ senior management team and will succeed Bill Greene, who earlier this year, announced his retirement effective the end of May 2016.

“I’m pleased to have Arnel join NOVA Chemicals and have our full leadership team in place,” stated Todd Karran, NOVA Chemicals’ President and CEO. “As we execute on our growth strategy, Arnel’s experience will be key to ensuring we continue to responsibly and effectively operate our current assets while we substantially grow our footprint to continue to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. I also want to thank Bill for his countless contributions to NOVA Chemicals over a distinguished career. His insight and leadership will be missed and we wish him all the best in his retirement,” continued Karran.

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About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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