EP Minerals, LLC Announces Price Increases for Diatomaceous Earth Powder, Perlite, Bleaching Clay, Adsorbent and Cellulose Products

New rates in effect as of June 1, 2019

RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EP Minerals, LLC, a U.S. Silica company and global leader in industrial
minerals and engineered materials, announced today that it will
implement a 3-6% price increase on June 1, 2019, across all grades of
diatomaceous earth powder, perlite, bleaching clay, adsorbent and
cellulose products, or will do so as existing contracts allow. The
increase will be applied in North America and South America. The price
increase is necessary to offset inflationary pressure with the rise in
costs related to ore, packaging, labor, and energy, and to support
continued reinvestment in the business. EP Minerals’ absorbent and
granular products are not affected by the June 1, 2019 price increase.

About EP Minerals

EP Minerals, LLC, a U.S. Silica company, is a global producer of
engineered materials derived from industrial minerals, including
diatomaceous earth (DE), perlite and calcium bentonite, which are used
in the clarification and purification of liquids, and as catalysts,
absorbents and functional additives, by thousands of companies and
consumers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit www.epminerals.com,
or www.ussilica.com.


Investor Contact:
Michael Lawson
Vice President of
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Media Contact:
Julie Brown
Director of Marketing

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