Celanese is a global technology and specialty materials company that engineers and manufactures a wide variety of products essential to everyday living. As a recognized product and process technology innovator, we help to create applications that meet the needs of our customers worldwide. Our highly-diversified product portfolio serves a broad range of end-use applications including paints and coatings, textiles, automotive applications, consumer and medical applications, performance industrial applications, filter media, paper and packaging, chemical additives, construction, consumer and industrial adhesives, and food and beverage applications. Our products hold leading positions in the industries we serve worldwide and are complemented by a large global production capacity, operating efficiencies, proprietary production technology and competitive cost structures. Based in Dallas, Texas and with an employee base of approximately 7,400 worldwide, we serve our customers through operations located primarily in North America, Europe and Asia with twenty-six production facilities and an additional nine strategic affiliate production facilities. Our net sales totaled $6.5 billion in 2013.