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Koppers Holdings Names Nishan J. Vartanian to Board

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Koppers Holdings Inc. expands its Board of Directors from nine to ten members by appointing Nishan J. Vartanian, Chairman and CEO of MSA Safety Incorporated, as a new director. Mr. Vartanian's extensive experience in safety products and global markets is expected to enhance Koppers' strategic direction and governance.
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Company Expands Board of Directors from Nine to Ten Members

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds, today announced that the company has increased the size of its Board of Directors from nine to ten members and has elected Nishan J. Vartanian as a director of the company, effective February 13, 2024.

Mr. Vartanian currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSA Safety Incorporated, global leader in the development, manufacture, and supply of safety products and solutions that protect people and facility infrastructures. Mr. Vartanian joined MSA in 1985 and has served in a variety of roles of increased responsibility, including as President of MSA North America, Senior Vice President and President of MSA Americas, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, adding the position of Chairman in 2020. Mr. Vartanian brings to the Koppers Board executive business leadership as well as a wealth of experience in global markets, with particular specialization in safety-related products and practices.

Additionally, Mr. Vartanian serves on the Boards of Trustees for: the Manufacturers Alliances for Productivity and Innovation; the International Association of Firefighters Foundation; and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He is also a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch.

Mr. Vartanian said, "I am honored to join the Board of Koppers, a company whose values align closely with mine. It will be incredibly exciting to help the Board and Koppers leadership build upon their most recent accomplishments, and I look forward to helping to play a part in the company's future success."

Chairman of the Board Stephen Tritch said, "We are excited and proud to welcome Nish Vartanian as the newest Koppers Board member. The addition of Nish promises to make an important and immediate positive impact, thanks to his four decades of success and achievements. He brings a depth of insight and understanding that will serve to further bolster the perspective and strength of our Board, as we represent shareholder interests in holding Koppers leadership accountable for responsible value creation."

About Koppers

Koppers, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. We serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, and Europe. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP."

For more information, visit: www.koppers.com. Inquiries from the media should be directed to Ms. Jessica Franklin Black at BlackJF@koppers.com or 412-227-2025. Inquiries from the investment community should be directed to Ms. Quynh McGuire at McGuireQT@koppers.com or 412-227-2049.

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Who is the new director appointed to Koppers Holdings Inc.'s Board of Directors?

Nishan J. Vartanian, Chairman and CEO of MSA Safety Incorporated, has been appointed as a new director.

What is Nishan J. Vartanian's background and experience?

Mr. Vartanian has served in various roles at MSA Safety Incorporated since 1985, specializing in safety products and practices with global market expertise.

What other organizations is Nishan J. Vartanian associated with?

Mr. Vartanian serves on the Boards of Trustees for the Manufacturers Alliances for Productivity and Innovation, the International Association of Firefighters Foundation, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He is also a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch.

What was the motivation behind Nishan J. Vartanian's appointment to Koppers Holdings Inc.'s Board of Directors?

Mr. Vartanian's appointment aims to leverage his extensive experience and success in safety products and global markets to enhance Koppers' strategic direction and governance.

What did the Chairman of the Board, Stephen Tritch, mention about Nishan J. Vartanian's appointment?

Stephen Tritch expressed excitement and pride in welcoming Nish Vartanian to the Koppers Board, highlighting his four decades of success and achievements that are expected to positively impact the Board's perspective and strength.

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koppers, headquartered in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, is a global wood preservation technology company that creates safe and environmentally responsible solutions to solve our customer’s most important challenges. our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets including railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber and construction industries. with more than 2,100 employees, we maintain a global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities in north america, south america, australasia, china and europe. koppers is committed to living a culture of zero harm that places the care of our people, our environment and our communities first at all times. the company is also a member of the american chemistry council and dedicated to adopting its responsible care® initiative at all of our locations worldwide.