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Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Announces Election of New Members to the Board of Directors of its General Partner

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Calumet" or the "Partnership") today announced that Daniel J. Sajkowski and Amy M. Schumacher have been elected as directors of Calumet GP, LLC, the general partner of the Partnership, effective September 12, 2014.  Mr. Sajkowski and Ms. Schumacher replace Nicholas J. Rutigliano and William S. Fehsenfeld, each of whom gave notice to the Board on September 12, 2014 of their intent to step down as directors effective September 12, 2014.

"We are deeply appreciative of Nick and Bill's many years of loyal service to the Partnership beginning with our initial public offering in 2006," stated Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Jr., Chairman of the Board for Calumet GP, LLC.  "Under their leadership and counsel, our Partnership has achieved considerable growth and profitability.  We wish them well in their retirements."

Mr. Sajkowski, 55, has nearly three decades of experience in the energy industry with specific expertise in the crude oil refining sector.  Currently, he is the Executive Vice President, Growth and New Ventures for The Heritage Group.  Prior to joining The Heritage Group, Sajkowski was the Business Unit Leader for six years at BP's Whiting Refinery, the fourth largest refinery in the United States, where he was responsible for initiating a $4 billion modernization of the refinery. During his career with BP/Amoco, he also held positions as the Manager of Integrated Supply and Trading and Vice President of Refining Technology worldwide with facilities in Sunbury, England and outside of Chicago. During his career, Sajkowski has held numerous other management positions in refinery operations and research and development.  He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1986. He also completed The General Manager Program at Harvard University in 2000.

Ms. Schumacher, 43, has been the President of Monument Chemicals, Inc. and Haltermann Solutions since 2008, where she guides the strategic growth of each business.  Prior to joining Monument Chemicals, Schumacher worked for The Heritage Group leading a variety of growth projects and, prior to this assignment, was employed as a consultant with Accenture.  Schumacher received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and her M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School.  She currently serves as a Trustee for The Heritage Group and sits on a number of private subsidiary boards.

"We are pleased to welcome Dan and Amy to our Board of Directors," continued Fehsenfeld.  "Dan brings deep technical knowledge and extensive refining industry expertise to our Board, while Amy adds valuable perspective as a seasoned, senior-level executive within the chemicals industry.  We believe these new Board elections serve to further strengthen Calumet in our pursuit to become a leading global specialty products company."

About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products. Calumet also produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has thirteen facilities located in northwest Louisiana, northwest Wisconsin, northern Montana, western Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey and Oklahoma.

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SOURCE Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

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