Solutia Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit With FMC Corporation

Solutia Inc. manufacturer and provider of interlayers for laminated glass, aftermarket window films, specialty chemicals and an integrated family of nylon products, today announced it has reached a settlement in the matter of Solutia Inc. v.

FMC Corporation, a lawsuit filed by Solutia in October 2003 relating to the companies' former joint venture known as Astaris. Under the terms of the settlement, FMC will pay Solutia $22.5 million in cash, and both parties will release each other from all claims related to this case. The settlement is subject to authorization by the bankruptcy court overseeing Solutia's reorganization. A more complete description of this litigation is contained in Solutia's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans," "estimates," or "anticipates," or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions.

These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions about the industries in which Solutia operates. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or achievements to be materially different from the future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in Solutia's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, under "Cautionary Statement About Forward-Looking Statements," Solutia's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and in filings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Solutia Inc. and 14 of its U.S. subsidiaries. These reports can be accessed through the "Investors" section of Solutia's website at www.solutia.com. The bankruptcy court filings can be accessed by visiting www.trumbullgroup.com. Solutia disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in response to new information, unforeseen events, changed circumstances or any other occurrence.

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