NEWARK, Del., March 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a further Rule 10b5-1 share repurchase plan. Under the new plan, which commences today, the corporation may repurchase shares of common stock up to a total value of $8 million.

Paul Jennings, Innospec's President and CEO, said, "This new program, and the 11% increase in our semi-annual dividend announced last month, reflect our ongoing commitment to using the Company's strong cash flow to build shareholder value. Consistent with that commitment, we intend to keep the possibility of further share buy-backs under review throughout the coming year."

About Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with almost 1,000 employees in 23 countries. Innospec divides its operations into three distinct business areas: Fuel Specialties, Active Chemicals, and Octane Additives. Together, the three businesses manufacture and supply a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Innospec's Fuel Specialties business specializes in manufacturing and supplying the fuel additives that help improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions. Innospec's Active Chemicals business provides effective technology-based solutions for our customers' processes or products focused in the Personal Care; Household, Industrial & Institutional; Fragrance Ingredients; Plastics & Polymers and Pulp & Paper markets. Innospec's Octane Additives business is the world's only producer of tetra ethyl lead.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements which address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future, including, without limitation, all of the Company's guidance for revenues, gross margins, net income and other measures of financial performance. Although such statements are believed by management to be reasonable when made, caution should be exercised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. Risks, assumptions and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in the terms of trading with significant customers or gain or loss thereof, our ability to continue to achieve organic growth in our Fuel Specialties and Active Chemicals businesses, our ability to successfully integrate any acquisitions in those business segments, the effects of changing government regulations and economic and market conditions, competition and changes in demand and business and legal risks inherent in non-U.S. activities, including political and economic uncertainty, import and export limitations and market risks related to changes in interest rates and foreign exchange rates, government investigations, material fines or other penalties resulting from the Company's voluntary disclosure to the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice into the Company's participation in the United Nations Oil for Food Program or other regulatory actions and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions identified in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and those identified in the Company's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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