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Huntsman Releases Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results

HIGHER REVENUES LEAD TO ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $219 MILLION; GREATER THAN ANY PREVIOUS FOURTH QUARTER

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN)

Fourth Quarter 2010 Highlights

    --  Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $2,412 million, an increase
        of 17% compared to $2,064 million for the same period in 2009 and a
        slight increase compared to $2,401 million for the third quarter of
        2010.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $219 million compared
        to $174 million for the same period in 2009 and $273 million for the
        third quarter of 2010.
    --  Adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $58 million or
        $0.24 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted net income of $78
        million or $0.30 per diluted share for the same period in 2009 and
        adjusted net income of $83 million or $0.34 per diluted share for the
        third quarter of 2010.
    --  Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation for the fourth quarter
        of 2010 was $30 million or $0.12 per diluted share. This compares to net
        income attributable to Huntsman Corporation of $66 million or $0.26 per
        diluted share for the same period in 2009 and $55 million or $0.23 per
        diluted share for the third quarter of 2010.


Full Year 2010 Highlights

    --  Revenues for 2010 were $9,250 million compared to $7,665 million for
        2009.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA for 2010 was $872 million compared to $529 million for
        2009.
    --  Adjusted net income for 2010 was $200 million or $0.83 per diluted share
        compared to adjusted net loss of $303 million or $1.30 loss per diluted
        shared for 2009.
    --  Net income attributable to Huntsman Corporation for 2010 was $27 million
        or $0.11 per diluted share compared to $114 million or $0.48 per diluted
        shared for 2009.



Summarized earnings are as follows:

                   Three months ended  Three months
                   December 31,        ended          Year ended December 31,

In millions,
except per share                       September 30,
amounts            2010    2009        2010           2010    2009



Net income
attributable to
Huntsman
Corporation        $ 30    $ 66        $ 55           $ 27    $ 114

Adjusted net
income (loss)(1)   $ 58    $ 78        $ 83           $ 200   $ (303)



Diluted income
per share          $ 0.12  $ 0.26      $ 0.23         $ 0.11  $ 0.48

Adjusted diluted
income (loss) per
share(1)           $ 0.24  $ 0.30      $ 0.34         $ 0.83  $ (1.30)



EBITDA(1)          $ 167   $ 147       $ 257          $ 700   $ 1,158

Adjusted EBITDA
(1)                $ 219   $ 174       $ 273          $ 872   $ 529



See end of press release for footnote explanations





Recent Highlights

    --  On November 12, 2010, we issued $180 million senior subordinated notes
        due 2021 at an effective yield of approximately 7 1/4%. We used the net
        proceeds from this offering plus cash to redeem all $188 million of our
        outstanding 7 7/8% senior subordinated notes due 2014.
    --  On January 18, 2011 we completed an early redemption of $100 million of
        our 7 3/8% senior subordinated notes due 2015 with available cash.


Peter R. Huntsman, our President and CEO, commented:

"Our fourth quarter 2010 adjusted EBITDA was greater than any of our previous fourth quarters.  While pleased with the positive results, I am more encouraged by the underlying trends within our businesses.  Average selling prices increased on a sequential basis within our largest businesses and our capacity utilization rates are improving on a seasonally adjusted basis.  This past November, we announced our expectation to achieve Adjusted EBITDA of $1.325 billion within the next two to three years.  Given current improving global economic trends, I continue to be confident that we can achieve these earnings."  


Huntsman Corporation

Operating Results



                        Three months ended December
                        31,                          Year ended December 31,

In millions, except
per share amounts       2010    2009                 2010    2009



Revenues                $2,412  $2,064               $9,250  $7,665

Cost of goods sold      2,032   1,710                7,789   6,587

Gross profit            380     354                  1,461   1,078

Operating expenses      281     272                  1,022   977

Restructuring,
impairment and plant
closing costs           5       5                    29      88

Operating income        94      77                   410     13

Interest expense, net   (61)    (60)                 (229)   (238)

Loss on accounts
receivable
securitization
programs                -       (10)                 -       (23)

Equity in income of
investment in
unconsolidated
affiliates              4       2                    24      3

Loss on early
extinguishment of debt  (14)    -                    (183)   (21)

(Expenses) income
associated with the
terminated merger and
related litigation      -       -                    (4)     835

Other (expenses)
income                  (1)     (1)                  2       -

Income before income
taxes                   22      8                    20      569

Income tax (benefit)
expense                 (17)    (73)                 29      444

Income (loss) from
continuing operations   39      81                   (9)     125

(Loss) income from
discontinued
operations, net of tax
(2)                     (6)     (19)                 42      (19)

Income before
extraordinary gain      33      62                   33      106

Extraordinary (loss)
gain on the
acquisition of a
business, net of tax
of nil                  (1)     6                    (1)     6

Net income              32      68                   32      112

Less net (income) loss
attributable to
noncontrolling
interests               (2)     (2)                  (5)     2

Net income
attributable to
Huntsman Corporation    $ 30    $ 66                 $ 27    $ 114





Net income
attributable to
Huntsman Corporation    $ 30    $ 66                 $ 27    $ 114

Interest expense, net   61      60                   229     238

Income tax (benefit)
expense from
continuing operations   (17)    (73)                 29      444

Income tax (benefit)
expense from
discontinued
operations(2)           (17)    (10)                 10      (80)

Depreciation and
amortization of
continuing operations   110     103                  404     440

Depreciation and
amortization of
discontinued
operations(2)           -       1                    1       2

EBITDA(1)               $ 167   $ 147                $ 700   $1,158



Adjusted EBITDA(1)      $ 219   $ 174                $ 872   $ 529



Basic income per share  $ 0.13  $ 0.28               $ 0.11  $ 0.49

Diluted income per
share                   $ 0.12  $ 0.26               $ 0.11  $ 0.48

Adjusted diluted
income (loss) per
share(1)                $ 0.24  $ 0.30               $ 0.83  $ (1.30)



Common share
information:

Basic shares
outstanding             236.6   234.0                236.0   233.9

Diluted shares          242.1   271.5                236.0   238.3

Diluted shares for
adjusted diluted
income (loss) per
share                   242.1   271.5                241.0   233.9



See end of press release for footnote explanations






Huntsman Corporation

Segment Results



                      Three months ended December 31,  Year ended December 31,

In millions           2010     2009                    2010     2009



Segment Revenues:

Polyurethanes         $ 946    $ 841                   $ 3,605  $ 3,005

Performance Products  696      568                     2,659    2,090

Advanced Materials    315      274                     1,244    1,059

Textile Effects       189      187                     787      691

Pigments              330      248                     1,213    960

Eliminations and
other                 (64)     (54)                    (258)    (140)



Total                 $ 2,412  $ 2,064                 $ 9,250  $ 7,665



Segment EBITDA(1):

Polyurethanes         $ 99     $ 133                   $ 319    $ 388

Performance Products  86       68                      363      246

Advanced Materials    17       22                      143      59

Textile Effects       1        (8)                     1        (64)

Pigments              66       26                      205      (25)

Corporate, LIFO and
other                 (79)     (66)                    (384)    651

Discontinued
operations(2)         (23)     (28)                    53       (97)



Total                 $ 167    $ 147                   $ 700    $ 1,158



Segment Adjusted
EBITDA(1):

Polyurethanes         $ 99     $ 133                   $ 320    $ 390

Performance Products  89       68                      367      246

Advanced Materials    17       22                      141      71

Textile Effects       (1)      (13)                    15       (56)

Pigments              71       22                      215      26

Corporate, LIFO and
other                 (56)     (58)                    (186)    (148)

Total                 $ 219    $ 174                   $ 872    $ 529



See end of press release for footnote explanations










                    Three months ended December
                    31,                            Year ended December 31,

                    2010 vs. 2009                  2010 vs. 2009

                    Average Selling Price          Average Selling Price
Period-Over-Period  (a)                            (a)

Increase                      Foreign                        Foreign
(Decrease)          Local     Currency     Sales   Local     Currency     Sales

                              Translation  Volume            Translation  Volume
                    Currency  Impact       (a)     Currency  Impact       (a)



Polyurethanes       7%        (2)%         6%      13%       (1)%         4%

Performance
Products            8%        (2)%         18%     8%        0%           21%

Advanced Materials
(b)                 11%       (2)%         7%      5%        0%           16%

Textile Effects     6%        (1)%         (4)%    6%        1%           6%

Pigments            17%       (4)%         19%     11%       (2)%         17%

Total Company(b)    8%        (2)%         11%     9%        (1)%         12%



(a) Excludes revenues and sales volumes from tolling and by-products

(b) Excludes APAO business sold July 31, 2009





Three Months Ended December 31, 2010 Compared to Three Months Ended December 31, 2009

Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2010 increased to $2,412 million from $2,064 million for the same period in 2009.  For the three months ended December 31, 2010, Adjusted EBITDA was $219 million compared to $174 million for the same period in 2009.

Polyurethanes

The increase in revenues in our Polyurethanes division for the three months ended December 31, 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 was primarily due to higher sales prices and higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices for MDI and PO/MTBE increased in response to higher raw material costs.  MDI sales volumes increased as a result of improved demand in all regions and across all major sectors with the exception of appliances, while PO/MTBE sales volumes were essentially the same.  The decrease in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower PO/MTBE contribution margins partially offset by increased MDI earnings.

Performance Products

The increase in revenues in our Performance Products division for the three months ended December 31, 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased across all product groups primarily in response to stronger market conditions and higher raw material costs, partially offset by the strength of the U.S. dollar against major European currencies.  Sales volumes increased primarily due to higher demand and additional sales of certain products previously produced under tolling arrangements.  The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher contribution margins and higher sales volumes partially offset by higher manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs.

Advanced Materials

The increase in revenues in our Advanced Materials division for the three months ended December 31, 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased in our specialty components and base resins business primarily in response to higher raw material costs partially offset by lower average selling prices in our formulations business primarily as a result of competitive market pressure in our wind business and overall product mix.  Sales volumes increased in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions while volumes were essentially the same in Europe.  The decrease in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs partially offset by higher contribution margins and higher sales volumes.

Textile Effects

Revenues in our Textile Effects division for the three months ended December 31, 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 were essentially the same.  Average selling prices increased primarily due to favorable changes in product mix partially offset by the strength of the U.S. dollar against major European currencies.  Sales volumes decreased primarily in Asia and in specialty textiles. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs and higher contribution margins.

Pigments

The increase in revenues in our Pigments division for the three months ended December 31, 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 was due to higher average selling prices and higher sales volumes.  Average selling prices increased primarily as a result of price increase initiatives in all regions of the world partially offset by the strength of the U.S. dollar against major European currencies.  Sales volumes increased primarily due to recovery in demand across all global markets.  The increase in Adjusted EBITDA in our Pigments division was primarily due to higher contribution margins and higher sales volumes partially offset by higher manufacturing and selling, general and administrative costs.

Corporate, LIFO and Other

Corporate, LIFO and other includes unallocated foreign exchange gains and losses, unallocated corporate overhead, loss on our accounts receivable securitization program, income (expenses) associated with the terminated merger with Hexion and related litigation, loss on early extinguishment of debt, income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests, unallocated restructuring costs, LIFO inventory valuation reserve adjustments and non-operating income and expense.  Adjusted EBITDA from Corporate, LIFO and Other increased by $2 million to a loss of $56 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010 compared to a loss of $58 million for the same period in 2009.

Income Taxes

During 2010 we recorded income tax expense of $29 million compared to $444 million in 2009.  Our adjusted effective income tax rate for 2010 was approximately 25%.  We expect our long term effective income tax rate to be approximately 30 - 35%.  We have tax valuation allowances in countries such as Switzerland and the United Kingdom where our Textile Effects and Pigments businesses have meaningful operations.  The increase in profitability from our Pigments business has had the effect of reducing our adjusted effective income tax rate.  As our Pigments and Textile Effects businesses return to greater levels of profitability we expect the tax valuation allowances to eventually be removed.  During 2010 we paid $6 million in cash for income taxes.  We expect our cash tax rate to continue to be less than our effective income tax rate.

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Outstanding Debt

As of December 31, 2010, we had $1,434 million of combined cash and unused borrowing capacity compared to $2,510 million at December 31, 2009.  The decrease from 2009 year end was primarily attributable to the repurchase of convertible notes of $382 million, the net reduction in unused bank credit facilities of $350 million, an increase in primary working capital of $307 million and the repayment of $295 million of bank term debt (including $110 million of repayments funded by insurance proceeds received).

Beginning January 1, 2010, as a result of changes in accounting guidelines outstanding borrowings related to the sales of accounts receivable under our accounts receivable programs are accounted for as secured borrowings.  Excluding the impact of this change, our primary working capital (accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable) increased $307 million primarily due to increased sales volumes and higher prices.  Total capital expenditures, net of reimbursements were $103 million during the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $49 million for the same period in 2009.  For the year ended December 31, 2010, total capital expenditures, net of reimbursements were $202 million compared to $189 million for 2009.  We expect to spend approximately $350 million on capital expenditures, net of reimbursements in 2011.

On November 12, 2010, we issued $180 million senior subordinated notes due 2021 at an effective yield of approximately 7 1/4%.  We used the net proceeds from this offering plus cash to redeem all $188 million of our outstanding 7 7/8% senior subordinated notes due 2014.

On January 18, 2011 we completed an early redemption of $100 million of our 7 3/8% senior subordinated notes due 2015 with available cash.  


                                                     December 31,  December 31,

In millions                                          2010          2009



Debt:

Senior Credit Facilities                             $ 1,688       $ 1,968

Accounts Receivable Programs(a)                      238           254

Senior Notes                                         452           434

Subordinated Notes                                   1,279         1,294

Variable interest entities - Arabian Amines Company
(b)                                                  200           -

Other Debt                                           289           280

Convertible Notes                                    -             236

Total Debt - excluding affiliates                    4,146         4,466



Total Cash                                           973           1,750



Net Debt- excluding affiliates                       $ 3,173       $ 2,716



(a) On January 1, 2010, as a result of changes in accounting guidelines, our
off-balance sheet accounts receivable securitization programs are now reported
on balance sheet as secured debt. December 31, 2009 figures are presented on a
pro-forma basis to reflect this change.

(b) On July 1, 2010, we began consolidating our Saudi Arabian ethyleneamines
manufacturing joint venture, the financing of which is nonrecourse to Huntsman.






Huntsman Corporation

Reconciliation of Adjustments



                                    Net Income (Loss)     Diluted Income (Loss)

                                    Attributable to
                EBITDA              Huntsman Corporation  Per Share

                Three months ended  Three months ended    Three months ended
                December 31,        December 31,          December 31,

In millions,
except per
share amounts   2010    2009        2010   2009           2010      2009



GAAP(1)         $ 167   $ 147       $ 30   $ 66           $ 0.12    $ 0.26

Adjustments:

Loss on
accounts
receivable
securitization
programs        -       10          -      -              -         -

Unallocated
foreign
currency gain   -       (1)         (2)    (3)            (0.01)    (0.01)

Legal and
contract
settlements     8       -           5      -              0.02      -

Loss on early
extinguishment
of debt         14      -           9      -              0.04      -

Other
restructuring,
impairment and
plant closing
costs           5       5           4      4              0.02      0.01

Discount
amortization
on settlement
financing
associated
with the
terminated
merger          -       -           4      4              0.02      0.01

Acquisition
related
expenses
(income)        1       (9)         1      (6)            -         (0.02)

Loss from
discontinued
operations,
net of tax(2)   23      28          6      19             0.02      0.07

Extraordinary
loss (gain) on
the
acquisition of
a business,
net of tax      1       (6)         1      (6)            -         (0.02)



Adjusted(1)     $ 219   $ 174       $ 58   $ 78           $ 0.24    $ 0.30



Discontinued
operations      $ (23)  $ (28)      $ (6)  $ (19)         $ (0.02)  $ (0.07)

Restructuring,
impairment and
plant closing
costs           2       8           4      2              0.02      0.01

Non-recurring
costs and
expenses        -       11          -      7              -         0.03

Gain on
insurance
settlements,
net of
expenses        -       -           (1)    -              -         -



Adjusted
discontinued
operations(1)
(2)             $ (21)  $ (9)       $ (3)  $ (10)         $ (0.01)  $ (0.04)



Total -
adjusted
continuing and
discontinued
operations      $ 198   $ 165       $ 55   $ 68           $ 0.23    $ 0.27








                                               Three months ended September 30,

In millions                                    2010



Net income attributable to Huntsman
Corporation                                    55

Interest expense, net                          64

Income tax expense from continuing operations  41

Income tax benefit from discontinued
operations(2)                                  (2)

Depreciation and amortization of continuing
operations                                     99

Depreciation and amortization of discontinued
operations                                     -



EBITDA(1)                                      $ 257








                                                             Diluted Income
                                         Net Income (Loss)   (Loss)

                                         Attributable to
                                         Huntsman
                     EBITDA              Corporation         Per Share

                     Three months ended  Three months ended  Three months ended
                     September 30,       September 30,       September 30,

In millions, except
per share amounts    2010                2010                2010



GAAP(1)              $ 257               $ 55                $ 0.23

Adjustments:

Unallocated foreign
currency (gain)
loss                 (2)                 12                  0.05

Loss on early
extinguishment of
debt                 7                   5                   0.02

Other
restructuring,
impairment and
plant closing costs  4                   4                   0.02

Expenses associated
with the terminated
merger and related
litigation           3                   2                   0.01

Discount
amortization on
settlement
financing
associated with the
terminated merger    -                   4                   0.02

Acquisition related
expenses             1                   -                   -

Loss from
discontinued
operations, net of
tax(2)               3                   1                   -

Adjusted(1)          $ 273               $ 83                $ 0.34



Discontinued
operations           $ (3)               $ (1)               $ -

Restructuring,
impairment and
plant closing
credits              (1)                 (1)                 -

Non-recurring costs
and expenses         1                   2                   0.01

Adjusted
discontinued
operations(1)(2)     $ (3)               $ -                 $ -



Total - adjusted
continuing and
discontinued
operations           $ 270               $ 83                $ 0.34








                                    Net Income (Loss)    Diluted Income (Loss)

                                    Attributable To
                                    Huntsman
                   EBITDA           Corporation          Per Share

                   Year ended       Year ended December  Year ended December
                   December 31,     31,                  31,

In millions,
except per share
amounts            2010    2009     2010    2009         2010      2009



GAAP(1)            $ 700   $ 1,158  $ 27    $ 114        $ 0.11    $ 0.48

Adjustments:

Loss on accounts
receivable
securitization
program            -       23       -       -            -         -

Unallocated
foreign currency
gain               (3)     (16)     -       (5)          -         (0.02)

Legal and
contract
settlements        8       -        5       -            0.02      -

Loss on early
extinguishment of
debt               183     21       161     13           0.67      0.06

Other
restructuring,
impairment and
plant closing
costs              29      88       27      79           0.11      0.34

Expenses (income)
associated with
the terminated
merger and
related
litigation         4       (835)    3       (526)        0.01      (2.25)

Discount
amortization on
settlement
financing
associated with
the terminated
merger             -       -        16      9            0.07      0.04

Acquisition
related expenses   3       -        2       1            0.01      -

Gain on
disposition of
businesses/assets  -       (1)      -       (1)          -         -

(Income) loss
from discontinued
operations, net
of tax(2)          (53)    97       (42)    19           (0.17)    0.08

Extraordinary
loss (gain) on
the acquisition
of a business,
net of tax         1       (6)      1       (6)          -         (0.03)

Adjusted(1)        $ 872   $ 529    $ 200   $ (303)      $ 0.83    $ (1.30)



Discontinued
operations         $ 53    $ (97)   $ 42    $ (19)       $ 0.17    $ (0.08)

Restructuring,
impairment and
plant closing
costs (credits)    6       64       6       (10)         0.02      (0.04)

Non-recurring
costs and
expenses           6       15       3       9            0.01      0.04

Gain on insurance
settlements, net
of expenses        (110)   -        (69)    -            (0.29)    -

Adjusted
discontinued
operations(1)(2)   $ (45)  $ (18)   $ (18)  $ (20)       $ (0.07)  $ (0.09)



Total - adjusted
continuing and
discontinued
operations         $ 827   $ 511    $ 182   $ (323)      $ 0.76    $ (1.38)



See end of press release for footnote explanations





Conference Call Information

We will hold a conference call to discuss our fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. ET.  


Call-in number for U.S. participants:          (888) 679 - 8040

Call-in number for international participants: (617) 213 - 4851

Participant access code:                       79505745





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The conference call will be available via webcast and can be accessed from the investor relations portion of the company's website at http://www.huntsman.com.

The conference call will be available for replay beginning February 17, 2011 and ending February 24, 2011.


Call-in numbers for the replay:

Within the U.S.:                (888) 286 - 8010

International:                  (617) 801 - 6888

Access code for replay:         21484230





About Huntsman:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors.  The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

(1)  We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to measure the operating performance of our business.  We provide Adjusted net income because we feel it provides meaningful insight for the investment community into the performance of our business.  We also provide Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations and Adjusted net income from discontinued operations for informational purposes only.   We believe that net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is the performance measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP") that is most directly comparable to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income. We believe that income (loss) from discontinued operations is the performance measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP that is most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations and Adjusted net income from discontinued operations. Additional information with respect to our use of each of these financial measures follows:

EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA as used herein is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The reconciliation of EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is set forth in the operating results table above.

Adjusted EBITDA is computed by eliminating the following from EBITDA:  gains and losses from discontinued operations; restructuring, impairment and plant closing (credits) costs; income and expense associated with the terminated merger and related litigation; acquisition related expenses; losses on the sale of accounts receivable to our securitization program; unallocated foreign currency (gain) loss; certain legal and contract settlements; losses from early extinguishment of debt; extraordinary loss (gain) on the acquisition of a business; and loss (gain) on disposition of business/assets.  The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA is set forth in the Reconciliation of Adjustments table above.

Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations is computed by eliminating the following from income (loss) from discontinued operations: income taxes; depreciation and amortization; restructuring, impairment and plant closing (credits) costs; losses on the sale of accounts receivable to our securitization program; unallocated foreign currency (gain) loss; gain on fire insurance settlement; (gain) loss on disposition of business/assets; and non-recurring costs and expenses. The following table provides a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations to income (loss) from discontinued operations:


                        Three months ended December
                        31,                          Year ended December 31,

In millions             2010    2009                 2010    2009



Net (loss) income from
discontinued
operations, net of tax  $ (6)   $ (19)               $ 42    $ (19)

Income tax (benefit)
expense                 (17)    (10)                 10      (80)

Depreciation and
amortization            -       1                    1       2

EBITDA from
discontinued
operations              (23)    (28)                 53      (97)

Restructuring,
impairment and plant
closing costs           2       8                    6       64

Non-recurring costs
and expenses            -       11                   6       15

Gain on insurance
settlements, net of
expenses                -       -                    (110)   -

Adjusted EBITDA from
discontinued
operations              $ (21)  $ (9)                $ (45)  $ (18)





Adjusted net income (loss) is computed by eliminating the after tax impact of the following items from net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation: loss (income) from discontinued operations; restructuring, impairment and plant closing (credits) costs; income and expense associated with the terminated merger and related litigation; discount amortization on settlement financing associated with the terminated merger; acquisition related expenses; unallocated foreign currency (gain) loss;  certain legal and contract settlements; losses on the early extinguishment of debt; extraordinary loss (gain) on the acquisition of a business; and loss (gain) on disposition of business/assets.   The reconciliation of adjusted net income (loss) to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation common stockholders is set forth in the Reconciliation of Adjustments table above.

Adjusted net income (loss) from discontinued operations is computed by eliminating the after tax impact of the following items from income (loss) from discontinued operations: restructuring, impairment and plant closing (credits) costs; gain on fire insurance settlement; (gain) loss on the disposition of business/assets; and non-recurring costs and expenses.  The reconciliation of Adjusted net income (loss) from discontinued operations to net income (loss) attributable to Huntsman Corporation is set forth in the Reconciliation of Adjustments table above.

During the first quarter of 2010, we began reporting our LIFO inventory valuation reserves as part of Corporate and other; these reserves were previously reported in our Performance Products segment. During the fourth quarter of 2010, we began reporting the (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in the reporting segment to which the subsidiary relates. Previously, (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests was reported in our Corporate and other segment. All relevant information for prior periods has been reclassified to reflect these changes.

(2)  On August 1, 2007, we completed the sale of our U.S. polymers business to Flint Hills Resources.  On November 5, 2007, we completed the sale of our U.S. base chemicals business to Flint Hills Resources.  During the first quarter 2010 we closed our Australian styrenics operations.  Results from these businesses are treated as discontinued operations.  

SOURCE Huntsman Corporation