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Innospec Appoints Lawrence Padfield as Non-Executive Director

LITTLETON, Colo., Dec. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) has today announced that it has appointed Lawrence Padfield as Non-Executive Director. Mr. Padfield took up his position with effect from Dec 1, 2012.

Mr. Padfield has almost 30 years of oil and gas experience, originally with Shell in pipelines and terminals, and more recently as Vice President of US Development Group LLC, a privately-held terminal development company, specializing in building, owning and operating large scale rail-oriented terminals.

M. C. "Bud" Blackmore, Innospec Chairman, said, "We are delighted to secure Larry's services, and I am pleased to welcome him to the Board. I and my fellow Board members very much look forward to working with him."

Patrick Williams, President and CEO, said, "This is an excellent appointment, and Larry's experience in oil, gas and logistics will be of tremendous benefit to our businesses."

About Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with approximately 850 employees in 20 countries. Innospec manufactures and supplies a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Innospec's Fuel Specialties business specializes in manufacturing and supplying the fuel additives that help improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions. Innospec's Performance Chemicals business provides effective technology-based solutions for our customers' processes or products focused in the Personal Care; Household, Industrial & Institutional; and Fragrance Ingredients markets. Innospec's Octane Additives business is the world's only producer of tetra ethyl lead.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For more information about Innospec, please visit our website at www.innospecinc.com.

CONTACT: Brian Watt Innospec Inc. +44-151-356-6241 Brian.Watt@innospecinc.com Robert D. Ferris RF|Binder Partners +1-212-994-7505 Robert.Ferris@RFBinder.com Dan Scorpio RF|Binder Partners +1-212-994-7609 Dan.scorpio@rfbinder.comSource:Innospec Inc.