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Koppers Inclusion & Diversity Committee Hosts A Virtual National Town Hall with Police Chiefs to Discuss Race Relations

Event theme will focus on confronting racial issues to create change
PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds, will host "Bridging the Racial Divide: A National Town Hall Discussion with Police Chiefs," on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. EDT. The virtual event is presented by the company's Inclusion and Diversity Committee and will feature five police chiefs and a police commissioner from around the country that serve communities where Koppers employees work and live.
The town hall will bring together a group of law enforcement leaders with more than 165 years of combined experience. The group will share their perspectives on recent events and talk about steps being taken to address racial issues and create positive change within their local communities.
Participants in the event include:
  • Chief Gina Hawkins of Fayetteville, NC;
  • Chief Allen Heidler of Florence, SC;
  • Chief Johnny Jennings of Charlotte, NC;
  • Commissioner Danielle Outlaw of Philadelphia, PA;
  • Chief James Sassetti of Stickney, IL;
  • Chief Scott Schubert of Pittsburgh, PA.
Koppers President and CEO Leroy Ball will provide welcome remarks and Koppers Director of Global Inclusion and Diversity Lance Hyde will serve as the moderator.
Speaking about the event, Mr. Ball said, "At Koppers we are proud to do our part to help raise awareness and build common ground that leads to greater empathy among our employee base and in the communities where we operate. My hope is that attendees will gain valuable perspective from the deep and diverse experience of these law enforcement leaders on what is being done to create safer, more equitable communities and how we can individually do our part to make a difference."
Mr. Hyde stated, "Last year's heartbreaking events and this year's recent tragedies remind us all of the need to find answers that will help our communities unite and move forward. Koppers is honored to host the police chiefs and commissioner who will be sharing their insights on how we can bridge the racial divide to create change."
About Koppers
Koppers, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. We serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia and Europe. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us at: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor relations should be directed to Michael Zugay at 412-227-2231 or Quynh McGuire at 412-227-2049.
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