The Board of Directors of Wellman, Inc. (NYSE: WLM) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share on the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock. This dividend is payable on June 15, 2000 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2000. Wellman, Inc. manufactures and markets high-quality polyester products, including Fortrel® brand polyester textile fibers, polyester fibers made from recycled raw materials, and PermaClear® brand PET (polyethylene terephthalate) packaging resin. The world's largest PET plastic recycler, Wellman utilizes a significant amount of recycled raw materials in its manufacturing operations.