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Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. To License the VOLTESSO™ Oil Brand From Imperial Oil

Licensing Agreement Positions Calumet to Produce, Market and Sell Bulk Transformer Insulating Oil Under the VOLTESSO™ Brand In Canada

INDIANAPOLIS, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Calumet" or the "Partnership"), a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, today announced a licensing agreement with Imperial Oil Limited ("Imperial") through which Calumet will produce, market and sell bulk transformer insulating oil into the Canadian market under the VOLTESSO™ brand of products.

VOLTESSO electrical insulating oils are formulated from high quality basestocks and select additives that provide excellent low temperature performance and resistance to oxidation and sludge formation in electrical service. These high quality oils are designed and manufactured to provide cooling and to help insulate transformer components against electrical corona and arching.

"We are excited to add the VOLTESSO brand to our existing portfolio of premium branded specialty products," stated Jennifer Straumins, President and COO of Calumet Specialty Products Partners.  "VOLTESSO is an established brand in the transformer oil market, a multi-billion dollar industry where Calumet is a key player.  We look forward to growing our base of Canadian transformer oil customers through this licensing agreement."

About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products. Calumet also produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.  Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has twelve facilities located in northwest Louisiana, northwest Wisconsin, northern Montana, western Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey and eastern Missouri.

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For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our projected results, please see our filings with Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. 

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

SOURCE Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

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