December 11, 2012 at 15:30 PM EST
TPC Group Announces Extension of Expiration Time of Cash Tender Offer and Related Consent Solicitation for Senior Secured Notes

HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TPC Group Inc. (Nasdaq:TPCG), a leading fee-based processor and service provider of value-added products derived from niche petrochemical raw materials, announced today that it has extended the expiration time for the tender offer (the "Tender Offer") and related consent solicitation (the "Consent Solicitation"), by TPC Group LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, for its 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (the "Notes").

The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation, which were scheduled to expire at 8:00 a.m., New York City time, on December 14, 2012, will now expire at 8:00 a.m., New York City time, on December 20, 2012 (the "Expiration Time"). Except as provided herein, all other terms, provisions and conditions of the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation remain unchanged.

The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation are being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 15, 2012 (the "Offer to Purchase") and the related letter of transmittal and consent. Eligible holders who validly tender their Notes at or prior to the Expiration Time, will be eligible to receive, if their Notes are accepted for purchase, the tender offer consideration of $1,082.45 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes so tendered. In addition, holders who validly tender their Notes that are accepted for purchase will receive accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the payment date, which is currently expected to be December 20, 2012. Holders tendering Notes after 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2012 are not eligible to receive the total consideration, which includes the consent payment, offered pursuant to the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation.

The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation are being made in connection with the proposed acquisition of TPC Group Inc. by entities affiliated with First Reserve Management, L.P. and SK Capital Partners (such transaction referred to herein as the "Merger"). The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation are subject to a number of conditions that are set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including, without limitation, the consummation of the Merger, as more fully described in the Offer to Purchase.

TPC Group has engaged BofA Merrill Lynch to act as the dealer manager and solicitation agent for the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation and Global Bondholder Services Corporation to serve as the tender agent and information agent for the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation.

Requests for documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation by telephone at (866) 470-3800 (collect) (banks and brokerage firms please call (212) 430-3774). Questions regarding the terms of the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation may be directed to BofA Merrill Lynch by telephone at (888) 292-0070 (toll-free) and (980) 683-3215 (collect).

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or a solicitation of consents with respect to any Notes. The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation are  being made solely by the Offer to Purchase and the related letter of transmittal and consent, which sets forth the complete terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. The Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation are not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. TPC Group LLC reserves the right to terminate or withdraw the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation at any time, subject to applicable law. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption or an obligation to issue a notice of redemption in respect of the Notes.

This press release contains forward-looking statements which include, but are not limited to, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance, achievements or events. Forward-looking statements are based upon management's current plans and beliefs or current estimates of future results or trends. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from trends, plans or expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Given these risks and uncertainties, we urge you to read the tender offer materials completely and with the understanding that actual future results may be materially different from what we plan or expect. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release, including statements related to the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation are qualified by these cautionary statements and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements present our estimates and assumptions only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release, except, with respect to the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation, as specifically set forth in this press release or as otherwise required by law.

About TPC Group

TPC Group Inc. is a leading producer of value-added products derived from niche petrochemical raw materials, such as C4 hydrocarbons, and provider of critical infrastructure and logistics services along the Gulf Coast region. TPC Group Inc. sells its products into a wide range of performance, specialty and intermediate markets, including synthetic rubber, fuels, lubricant additives, plastics and surfactants. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, and with an operating history of over 68 years, TPC Group Inc. has manufacturing facilities in the industrial corridor adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel, Port Neches and Baytown, Texas and operates a product terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations
         Miguel Desdin
         Email: miguel.desdin@tpcgrp.com
         Phone: 713-627-7474
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