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Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (CLMT) (“Calumet”) announced today the commencement, subject to market conditions, of an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 common units. Calumet also intends to grant the underwriters the option to purchase up to 900,000 additional common units.

Calumet intends to use the net proceeds from this common unit offering, including a proportionate capital contribution from its general partner, to repay borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility and for general partnership purposes, including capital expenditures, working capital and potentially the redemption or repurchase of outstanding notes.

The common units are being offered and will be sold pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such states. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Barclays, Wells Fargo Securities, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Raymond James and Scotia Howard Weil are acting as co-managers for the offering. An investor may obtain a free electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at or from the underwriters as follows:

c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions

1155 Long Island Avenue

Edgewood, New York 11717


Telephone: 1-888-603-5847

Wells Fargo Securities

c/o Equity Syndicate Department

375 Park Avenue

New York, New York 10152

Toll-Free: 1-800-326-5897

J.P. Morgan

via Broadridge Financial Solutions

1155 Long Island Avenue

Edgewood, New York 11717

Toll Free: (866) 803-9204

BofA Merrill Lynch

Attention: Prospectus Department

222 Broadway

New York, New York 10038

RBC Capital Markets

Attn: Prospectus Department

Three World Financial Center

200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor

New York, New York 10281-8098

Phone: (877) 822-4089

Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Attn: Prospectus Department
200 West Street
New York, New York 10282
Telephone: 1-866-471-2526

Calumet is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products. Calumet also produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has fourteen manufacturing facilities located in northwest Louisiana, northwest Wisconsin, northern Montana, western Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, eastern Missouri and North Dakota.

This press release includes statements regarding this common units offering that may constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management’s control. Known material risks, uncertainties and other factors that can affect future results are discussed in the prospectus for the common units offering and Calumet’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed by Calumet from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Calumet undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.