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Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Announces The Election Of Stephen P. Mawer To Its General Partner's Board Of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. ("Calumet") (NASDAQ: CLMT), a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, today announced the election of Stephen P. Mawer to the Board of Directors of its general partner, Calumet GP, LLC.

Mr. Mawer, 51, retired as President of Koch Supply & Trading in 2014 following a 27-year career in commodities trading, risk management and refining operations.  While at Koch, Mr. Mawer led global commodities trading and served as a senior member of the Koch Industries management team.  During his 18-year career at Koch, Mr. Mawer successfully managed businesses engaged in the trading of crude oil, refined products, base metals, tanker freight, LNG and biofuels.  Mr. Mawer also had responsibility for leading operations at the 80,000 bpd in Rotterdam, Netherlands refinery, which generated positive returns during his tenure.  Earlier in his career, he held roles in crude oil trading at Ashland Petroleum, RWE AG and Shell.

"Steve Mawer brings extensive senior leadership experience and a deep knowledge of the global commodities markets to our Board of Directors," said Tim Go, Chief Executive Officer of Calumet.  "As President of Koch Supply & Trading, Steve managed a leading global commodities trading platform that enabled Koch to effectively manage price and cost volatility within its business.  As a member of our Board, Steve will provide strategic insights that will help Calumet to further mitigate enterprise risk, better optimize our assets and improve our returns on invested capital.  We are excited to have Steve join our Board of Directors and look forward to working with him."

The Board of Directors of Calumet GP, LLC is currently comprised of seven members.  Mr. Mawer will join the board as its eighth member and is expected to serve as an independent director.

Mr. Mawer holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, England.  He currently serves as a member of the board of directors at Zenith Energy Management, an international midstream 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; produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel; and provides oilfield services and products to customers throughout the United States.  Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has fourteen manufacturing facilities located in northwest Louisiana, northwest Wisconsin, northern Montana, western Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, eastern Missouri and North Dakota.

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SOURCE Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

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