Georgia Gulf Announces Pricing of Private Offering of $450 Million of Unsecured Senior Notes

Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:20pm EST

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ATLANTA--(Business Wire)--
Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE: GGC) ("Georgia Gulf") today announced the
pricing of its previously announced private offering of $450 million in
aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes due 2023 (the "Notes"). The
Notes will have an interest rate of 4.875% per annum and are being issued at a
price of 100% of their face value. The closing of the offering of the Notes is
expected to occur on February 1, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. 

Georgia Gulf intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes,
together with cash on hand and available borrowings, to fund the repurchase
and/or redemption of any and all of Georgia Gulf`s outstanding 9 percent senior
secured notes due 2017. 

The offering of the Notes will be made in a private transaction in reliance upon
an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933,
only in the United States to investors who are "qualified institutional buyers,"
as that term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act, or outside the
United States to investors who are persons other than "U.S. persons," as that
term is defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act, in offshore transactions
in reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act. 

The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state
securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. 

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or
sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be

About Georgia Gulf

Georgia Gulf Corporation is a leading, integrated North American manufacturer of
two chemical lines, chlorovinyls and aromatics, and manufactures vinyl-based
building and home improvement products. The Company`s vinyl-based building and
home improvement products are marketed under Royal Building Products and
Exterior Portfolio brands. Georgia Gulf, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has
manufacturing facilities located throughout North America to provide
industry-leading service to customers. For more information, visit 

Georgia Gulf announced January 14, 2013, that when its pending merger with PPG
Industries Inc.`s (NYSE: PPG) ("PPG") commodity chemicals business is completed,
the combined organization will be Axiall Corporation and will be traded on the
New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol of AXLL. More information about
Axiall and the pending company`s brand story can be found at

Safe Harbor

This communication contains certain statements relating to future events and our
intentions, beliefs, expectations, and predictions for the future. Any such
statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are
expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "we believe," "we expect,"
"estimate," "project," "may," "will," "intend," "plan," "believe," "target,"
"forecast," "would" or "could" (including the negative or variations thereof) or
similar terminology used in connection with any discussion of future plans,
actions, or events, including with respect to the proposed separation of PPG`s
commodity chemicals business from PPG and the merger of the PPG commodity
chemicals business and Georgia Gulf (the "Transaction"), and the offering of the
Notes described above (the "Offering"), generally identify forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
statements regarding the expected benefits of the Transaction, and the expected
timing of completion of the Transaction and the Offering, Georgia Gulf`s
anticipated use of the proceeds of the Offering, and Georgia Gulf`s anticipated
future financial and operating performance and results, including its respective
estimates for growth. These statements are based on the current expectations of
the management of Georgia Gulf. There are a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause Georgia Gulf`s actual results to differ materially from the
forward-looking statements included in this communication. These risks and
uncertainties include risks relating to (i) conditions to the closing of the
Transaction not being satisfied, (ii) a material adverse change, event or
occurrence affecting Georgia Gulf or the PPG commodity chemicals business prior
to the closing of the Transaction delaying the Transaction or causing the
companies to abandon the Transaction, (iii) problems arising in successfully
integrating the businesses of the PPG commodity chemicals business and Georgia
Gulf, which may result in the combined company not operating as effectively and
efficiently as expected, (iv) the possibility that the Transaction may involve
other unexpected costs, liabilities or delays, (v) the businesses of each
respective company being negatively impacted as a result of uncertainty
surrounding the Transaction, (vi) disruptions from the Transaction harming
relationships with customers, employees or suppliers, (vii) adverse market
conditions or other events that may impact the ability to successfully complete
the Offering within the expected timing, and (viii) uncertainties regarding
future prices, industry capacity levels and demand for Georgia Gulf`s products,
raw materials and energy costs and availability, feedstock availability and
prices, changes in governmental and environmental regulations, the adoption of
new laws or regulations that may make it more difficult or expensive to operate
Georgia Gulf`s businesses or manufacture its products before or after the
Transaction, Georgia Gulf`s ability to generate sufficient cash flows from its
business before and after the Transaction, future economic conditions in the
specific industries to which its products are sold, and global economic

In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and factors, the
forward-looking events discussed in this communication may not occur. Other
unknown or unpredictable factors could also have a material adverse effect on
Georgia Gulf`s actual future results, performance, or achievements. For a
further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to
Georgia Gulf and its business, see Georgia Gulf's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and subsequent filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result of the foregoing,
readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Georgia Gulf
does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to update any
forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events,
or changes in its expectations, except as required by law. 

Additional Information and Where to Find it

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy, or solicitation of an
offer to sell, any securities of Georgia Gulf, and no offer or sale of such
securities will be made in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so.
In connection with the Transaction, Georgia Gulf has filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a registration statement on Form S-4 relating to
CHEMICALS BUSINESS AND THE TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be
able to obtain these materials and other documents filed with the SEC free of
charge at the SEC`s website, In addition, copies of the
registration statement may be obtained free of charge by accessing Georgia
Gulf`s website at by clicking on the "Investors" link and then
clicking on the "SEC Filings" link, or upon written request to Georgia Gulf at
115 Perimeter Center Place, Suite 460, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, Attention:
Investor Relations. Shareholders may also read and copy any reports, statements
and other information filed by Georgia Gulf with the SEC, at the SEC public
reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC
at 1-800-SEC-0330 or visit the SEC`s website for further information on its
public reference room.

Georgia Gulf Corporation
Investor Relations
Martin Jarosick, 770-395-4524
Alan Chapple, 770-395-4538

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