Solutia Raises Price On All Ascend and Vydyne Nylon Plastics and Polymers

ST. LOUIS, June 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE:SOA) has announced a price increase of 10% across its Ascend(r) and Vydyne(r) polyamide 66 (PA66) resins worldwide. This increase applies to orders shipped on or after July 1 and will be applied across the Ascend and Vydyne product families. PA66, which is derived from oil, natural gas and other raw materials, has been driven to unprecedented cost levels this year. In addition, global demand and the rise in transportation and energy prices have impacted shipping and freight costs. To continue to supply quality products and meet growing market demands, it is imperative to implement this price increase. A world leader in nylon plastics and polymers, Solutia is committed to providing the highest-quality products, superior customer service and world-class technical support. Solutia's Ascend and Vydyne polyamide resins add strength, durability and functionality to products in numerous industries such as automotive components, electronics and consumer goods. For more information, please visit and Note to Editors: Ascend and Vydyne are registered trademarks of Solutia Inc. Forward Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "estimated," or "anticipates," or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions about the industries in which Solutia operates. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or achievements to be materially different from the future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risk and uncertainties described in Solutia's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, including under "Cautionary Statement About Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors", and Solutia's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These reports can be accessed through the "Investors" section of Solutia's website at Solutia disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in response to new information, unforeseen events, changed circumstances or any other occurrence. Corporate Profile Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex(r) interlayer for laminated glass; CPFilms(r) aftermarket window films sold under the LLumar(r) brand and others; high-performance nylon polymers and fibers sold under brands such as Vydyne(r) and Wear-Dated(r); and technical specialties including the Flexsys(r) family of chemicals for the rubber industry, Skydrol(r) aviation hydraulic fluid and Therminol(r) heat transfer fluid. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 6,000 employees in more than 60 locations. More information is available at The Solutia Inc. logo is available at CONTACT: Solutia Inc. Media Melissa Hammonds +1-314-674-5555 Customers (Americas) Bob Jacobs +1-314-674-8757 Customers (Asia) Michael Zhan +86-21 6361 7826 Customers (Europe) Ron Bult +49 2181 1648354