Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Acquires United Petroleum Company

INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Calumet Specialty Products Partners,
L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) (“Calumet” or the “Partnership”) a leading independent
producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuel products, today announced that it
acquired United Petroleum Company (“United”), a wholesale supplier and
distributor of premium motor oils, coolants and greases. Financial terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.

Privately-held United owns Quantum®, one of the fastest growing lubricants
brands in the industry. Founded in 2011, United currently sells more than 160
Quantum-branded products through more than 50 distributors with sales in 35
states nationally. Through its Quantum brand, United sells products into the
passenger car, heavy duty truck, farming and industrial end-markets through its
distribution partners. The Quantum brand has become one of the most recognized
new lubricants brands in recent years, supported by one of the most respected
sales and marketing organizations in the lubricants industry.

“The Quantum brand is one of the fastest growing lubricants brands in the
industry,” stated Jennifer Straumins, President and COO of Calumet Specialty
Products Partners. “The team at United has brought together a highly effective
sales and marketing organization that we intend to leverage as we seek to
further increase our addressable markets, while growing our customer base.”

“This acquisition will allow us to further diversify our portfolio of
multi-tiered branded lubricants,” stated Bryan Yourdon, Vice President of
Calumet’s Branded and Packaged products group. “The Quantum brand will join the
Royal Purple and Bel-Ray lubricants brands to provide our global customer base
with a unique, fully-integrated product offering. We are excited to welcome the
employees of United to the Calumet family.”

About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is a master limited
partnership and is 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 and eastern
Missouri and New Jersey.

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SOURCE Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

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