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Platform Specialty Products Corporation Announces Common Stock Purchases by Founders and Executive Officers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) ("Platform") announces the recent purchase of shares of Platform's common stock by its Chairman Martin E. Franklin, Berggruen Holdings, Ltd. ("Berggruen Holdings"), its Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Gliklich, and its Chief Financial Officer Sanjiv Khattri. Mr. Franklin and Berggruen Holdings each purchased 500,000 shares. The total aggregate purchase was 1,009,000 shares. Nicolas Berggruen, a director of Platform, is one of the directors of Berggruen Holdings. Today, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Gliklich, and Mr. Khattri each filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission announcing these open market purchases.

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: Carey Dorman Associate Director - Corporate Development & IR Platform Specialty Products Corporation 1-561-406-8465 Media Contacts: Liz Cohen Weber Shandwick 1-212-445-8044 Kelly Clausen Weber Shandwick 1-212-445-8368

Source:Platform Specialty Products Corporation