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UNION CARBIDE COMMENTS ON BHOPAL NEWS REPORTS

 UNION CARBIDE COMMENTS ON BHOPAL NEWS REPORTS
 DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news reports


on criminal proceedings in an Indian Court in Bhopal, India, Joseph E. Geoghan, vice president and general counsel of Union Carbide Corporation (NYSE: UK), issued the following statement today:
 "Union Carbide Corporation agreed in 1986 to submit to the civil law jurisdiction of the Indian Courts in conjunction with the civil litigation arising out of the tragic gas release in Bhopal in December 1984. That litigation was concluded with a $470 million settlement.
 Union Carbide Corporation has never appeared before an Indian criminal court and never agreed to submit to the criminal law jurisdiction of the Indian courts. Neither the Corporation nor its past Chairman, Warren M. Anderson, are otherwise subject to criminal jurisdiction in India. Union Carbide India Limited and Indian citizens have appeared before the court."
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 /CONTACT: Tom Failla of Union Carbide, 203-794-6928/
 (UK) CO: Union Carbide Corporation ST: Connecticut IN: CHM SU:


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