STEPAN CO | 2013 | FY | 3

22. Insurance Recovery

The Company received insurance recoveries of $3,730,000 and $1,188,000 in 2013 and 2012, respectively, for business interruption losses resulting from a May 2011 fire that damaged polyol manufacturing equipment at the Company’s plant site in Wesseling, Germany. The insurance recoveries were recorded as reductions of cost of sales in the consolidated statements of income for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.