Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Partnership") today announced that the Board of Directors of the Partnership's general partner has approved an increase in its quarterly cash distribution to $0.55 per unit ($2.20 per unit on an annualized basis) for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 on all of its outstanding limited partner units. The distribution will be payable on November 14, 2006 to holders of record of such units at the close of business on November 4, 2006.
The quarterly distribution to be paid in November 2006 represents an increase of approximately 22% over the quarterly distribution of $0.45 per unit paid in August 2006. This is the Partnership's first increase in its quarterly distribution in only its second full quarter of operations.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Calumet") is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil into customized lubricating oils, solvents, and waxes used in consumer, industrial, and automotive products. Calumet also produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has three plants located in northwest Louisiana.
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SOURCE: Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
CONTACT: Jennifer Straumins, Investor Relations of Calumet Specialty
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