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HOUSTON and LONDON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 16.5 million ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders that are affiliates of Apollo Management Holdings L.P. at a price to the public of $68 per share. The net proceeds to Apollo, after deducting discounts and commissions, will be approximately $1.1 billion. The offering is expected to close Aug. 6, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The selling shareholders have agreed to a lock-up (subject to certain exceptions) for a period of 30 days after the date of the prospectus supplement for the offering. LyondellBasell will not receive any proceeds from the offering. The total number of LyondellBasell ordinary shares outstanding will not change as a result of the offering.

Barclays Capital Inc. acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.

Separately, the selling shareholders have advised the Company that they have agreed to sell 8.5 million ordinary shares in a private transaction.

The offering of these ordinary shares is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. Copies may be obtained from Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717; email: barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; telephone: 888-603-5847.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the ordinary shares nor shall there be any sale of these ordinary shares in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Statements in this release which are not historical facts, such as those that may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "feel," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "project," "should," "would," and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements under the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. These risk and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the consummation of the offering by the selling shareholders. Forward-looking statements reflect management's analysis as of the date of this press release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are more fully described in our other filings with the SEC. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

SOURCE LyondellBasell Industries

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