LyondellBasell Board Authorizes Interim Dividend; Board to Seek Shareholder Approval for Share Repurchases

February 12, 2013

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that its Supervisory Board has authorized the company's Management Board to declare an interim dividend of $0.40 per share to be paid March 18, 2013 to shareholders of record on Feb. 25, 2013, subject to the adoption of a resolution by the Management Board, which is expected to occur Feb. 25, 2013.

LyondellBasell also announced that its Supervisory Board intends to seek shareholder approval at the May 22, 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for authorization to conduct share repurchases.  Under Dutch law, companies generally may only repurchase shares with the authorization of shareholders. The request to shareholders is for authorization for a period of 18 months to purchase up to 10 percent of outstanding shares.

If shareholders approve the proposal at the Annual General Meeting, the number of shares that may be repurchased, if any, and the timing and manner of any repurchases would be determined by the Management Board, with the prior approval of the Supervisory Board, in light of prevailing market conditions, available resources and other factors.  Any such repurchases could be made on the open market, through privately negotiated repurchases, in self-tender offers, or through accelerated repurchase arrangements.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500 Index.  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.

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