Press release

January 14, 2007

BYK USA announces appointment of the P.T. Hutchins Company

BYK USA has appointed the P.T. Hutchins Co. as its distributor in the western and southwestern U.S., effective December 1, 2007.   PT Hutchins will represent the entire line of BYK additives for the Paint and Plastics markets in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.   P.T. Hutchins has represented BYK USA since 2005 as an agent in the Western United States and since 2006 in the Southwest.
 
This is the first distributor in the US to be named by BYK USA as part of an overall plan to implement distribution throughout the US by the end of 2008. BYK is currently represented through agents in the US and through distribution in the Canadian and Mexican markets.