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11/29/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/29/2023 05:50

Chemours Announces Settlement Agreement with State of Ohio - Form 8-K

Chemours Announces Settlement Agreement with State of Ohio

Agreement resolves the State's multiple PFAS-related claims.

Wilmington, Del., November 29, 2023 -The Chemours Company ("Chemours") (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announces that it, along with DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ("DuPont") (NYSE: DD) and Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA), have reached settlement agreement with the State of Ohio for $110 million to resolve claims associated with the manufacture and sale of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The agreement resolves the State's claims relating to releases of PFAS from the companies' facilities including the Washington Works facility located along the Ohio-West Virginia border. The agreement also resolves claims relating to the manufacture and sale of PFAS-containing products and the State's claims related to aqueous film-forming foam ("AFFF"). Of the $110 million total payment, 80% will be allocated by the State for conduct related to discharges from Washington Works, and the remaining 20% for other PFAS claims statewide, including AFFF.

Consistent with the binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Chemours, DuPont, and Corteva agreed in January 2021, Chemours will be responsible for 50% of the settlement costs, or $55 million, with DuPont and Corteva responsible for the remaining 50%.

Chemours believes this settlement furthers its objective to manage and resolve legacy liabilities, consistent with our MOU framework in coordination with DuPont and Corteva.

About The Chemours Company

The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products are sold under prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,600 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 2,900 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.

For more information, we invite you to visit chemours.comor follow us on Twitter @Chemoursor LinkedIn.

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