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Platform Specialty Products Corporation Announces Common Stock Purchases by Founders

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) ("Platform") announces the recent purchase of an aggregate of 448,200 shares of Platform's common stock by its Chairman and by the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Foundation (the "Foundation"). Today, Martin E. Franklin, Platform's Chairman, filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission announcing the purchase of an aggregate of 224,100 shares of Platform's common stock in the open market. In addition, on August 25 and 26, the Foundation purchased an aggregate of 224,100 shares of Platform's common stock in the open market. Nicolas Berggruen, a director of Platform, is the president of the Foundation and one of the directors of Berggruen Holdings, Ltd.

About Platform

Platform is a global, diversified producer of high-technology specialty chemicals and provider of technical services. The business involves the formulation of a broad range of solutions-oriented specialty chemicals, which are sold into multiple industries, including agrochemical, animal health, electronics, graphic arts, plating, and offshore oil production and drilling. More information on Platform is available at www.platformspecialtyproducts.com.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Benjamin Gliklich Vice President, Corporate Development, Finance and Investor Relations Platform Specialty Products Corporation 1-561-406-8465 Media Contacts: Liz Cohen Weber Shandwick 1-212-445-8044 Kelly Gawlik Weber Shandwick 1-212-445-8368

Source:Platform Specialty Products Corporation