VOLUNTARY PROPERTY
PURCHASE PROGRAM

Letter from Sasol

July 18, 2013

Dear Neighbor,

You may be aware that Sasol North America Inc. (Sasol) has plans to expand our petrochemical plant near your community.

In late 2012, Sasol announced its plan to start the front-end engineering and design work for a world-scale ethane cracker and gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility at our existing site in Westlake, Louisiana. These projects will use natural gas to make a variety of chemical products and transportation fuels, including GTL diesel. The projects are expected to have a significant positive effect on job creation and tax revenue for both the local region and the State of Louisiana.

We recognize that our growth plans and related property acquisitions will result in the expansion of our facility toward our neighbors to the west and northwest of our existing facility. Although a final investment decision on whether to start construction on the ethane cracker and GTL facility will not be made until 2014 and 2016, respectively, we are taking steps now to address the concerns of our neighbors.

Sasol continuously strives to be a good corporate citizen and to communicate forthrightly with our neighbors. In the spirit of being a good neighbor to those residents that will be affected by our growth plans, we are pleased to offer our residential neighbors to the west and northwest of our existing operations an opportunity to sell their properties to Sasol through a voluntary property purchase program (Program).

The Program is entirely voluntary. It is designed to give you the option to sell your property and move to a residential area of your choosing. The Program will furthermore provide relocation support if you rent your home, but only if your landlord also participates in the Program.

The Program will start in early August with the opening of a neighborhood Information Center at the former Mossville Elementary School located at 3301 Old Spanish Trail Westlake, LA 70669. Sasol selected Community Interaction Consulting, Inc. (CIC), our real estate consultants, to manage the Program on our behalf. Starting in early August, CIC staff will be available between 9am and 5pm Mondays through Fridays to discuss the Program with you and answer any questions you may have.

We understand that relocating can be a difficult decision, and that you will want to take time to consider the advantages of the Program being offered. This Handbook contains more information about the Program. We encourage you to read it thoroughly and contact CIC if you are interested in participating in the Program and/ or if you have any questions about the Program.

Sincerely,

MIKE THOMAS
VICE PRESIDENT: US OPERATIONS

 

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Sasol appointed Community Interaction Consulting, Inc. to administer the Voluntary Property Purchase Program. This Program is entirely voluntary.