Bayer appoints Christine Bryant head of commercial operations for Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties business unit

Pittsburgh, May 21, 2013 — Christine Bryant has been appointed head, Commercial Operations, for Bayer MaterialScience LLC's Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business unit for the NAFTA region. In her new role, Bryant joins the CAS global leadership team with responsibility for sales, marketing and product management. She is also a member of Bayer's North American Leadership Team.

Bryant joined Bayer more than 20 years ago as a marketing representative in Pittsburgh. She has held positions of increasing responsibility, including head of Adhesives & Specialties, vice president of regional key accounts, distribution and marketing, as well as her previous role as the global head of Application and Technology Development for CAS. In this role, Bryant oversaw global strategic development projects for CAS.

In addition to her daily responsibilities, Bryant serves on the Adhesives & Sealants Council board. She is also actively involved in Bayer's United Way program and chairs the annual "Breakfast with Santa" event, in which all proceeds benefit the United Way.

Bryant holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Duquesne University. She earned her master's in chemical engineering with an emphasis in colloids, polymers and surfaces, from Carnegie Mellon University.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC's business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC's coatings, adhesives and specialties technology, call 412-777-3983 or visit www.bmsnafta.com.

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