BURR RIDGE, Illinois — March 20, 2014 — New Star Metals (known today as Material Sciences Corporation) is proud to announce the acquisition of Material Science Corporation (MSC). Long known for its product and process innovation, MSC is a global manufacturer of acoustical products used in brakes, body panels, and engine components. MSC also specializes in electrogalvanizing and coil coating of flat-rolled steel and aluminum. MSC provides products and services to a variety of customers in the automotive, construction, appliance, and lighting industries.

Patrick Murley, Chief Executive Officer of New Star Metals, commented, “We are excited to complete the purchase of MSC, and we welcome its employees to the New Star team. MSC has great facilities, innovative products and a very talented workforce. We look forward to growing our business by providing our customers with cutting edge products and outstanding service. The company will be integrated into New Star over time and will continue to operate under Material Sciences name.”

Mike Noble, Chief Commercial Officer of New Star Metals, added, “The addition of MSC to our company enhances our strategy to participate in the lightweighting of automobiles to meet pending CAFE standards. With our ability to coat ultra-high strength steel and aluminum as well as produce laminates and composites, we have a unique product and services offering.”

About New Star Metals

New Star Metals provides metal processing, building and products and supply chain management across a diverse array of end markets. Based in the Chicago area, New Star Metals operates through its four divisions: Electric Coating Technologies, Premier Resource Group, World Class Corrugating and Canfield Coating.

About Material Sciences Corporation

Material Sciences Corporation is a leading provider of material-based solutions for acoustical and coated appliances. The company uses its expertise in materials, which it leverages through relationships and a network of partners, to solve customer-specific problems.

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