Platform Specialty Products Corporation Appoints New General Counsel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) ("Platform"), a global specialty chemicals company, today announced the appointment of John E. Capps as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Capps will report directly to Platform’s Chief Executive Officer, Rakesh Sachdev.

“John is a great addition to our management team. He brings a strong and relevant background which will serve Platform well. His experience in complex acquisitions, capital markets, and general corporate law as well as a track record in similar acquisition-oriented companies will be of tremendous value,” commented Rakesh Sachdev.

Mr. Capps comes to Platform from Jarden Corporation, a Fortune 500 broad-based consumer products company, where he most recently served in a similar capacity until its merger with Newell Brands Inc. earlier this year. Previously, Mr. Capps worked with American Household, Inc., until its acquisition by Jarden in January 2005, and as a private lawyer with the firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

About Platform

Platform is a global, diversified producer of high-technology specialty chemicals and a 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 agricultural, animal health, electronics, graphic arts, plating, and offshore oil and gas production and drilling. More information on Platform is available at

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Carey Dorman Director – Corporate Development Platform Specialty Products Corporation 1-561-406-8465 Media Contact: Liz Cohen Weber Shandwick 1-212-445-8044

Source:Platform Specialty Products Corporation