Where are Clariant shares traded?
What is the stock symbol?
|Clariant shares are traded at virt-x, the home market for the Swiss Market Index (SMI) stocks.|
When was the company introduced on the stock market?
|The stock symbol for Clariant shares is CLN.|
Who are the main owners of Clariant?
|Clariant’s Initial Public Offer was in 1995.|
How many shares does Clariant have issued?
|At 31 December 2012, former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG, who had exchanged their shares against Clariant shares in April 2011, held a total of 15.127 % of the share capital of Clariant. These shareholders are affiliated with each other for family or other reasons (especially the Wamsler, Winterstein, Schweighart and Stockhausen families).|
In addition, the following shareholders held a participation of 3 % or more of the total share capital:
FIL Limited Hamilton (Bermuda), 5.020 %;
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America – College Retirement Equity Fund (TIAA-CREF), New York (USA), 3.097 % (2011: 3.097 %);
UBS Funds Management (Switzerland) AG, Basel (Switzerland), 3.090 %;
Credit Suisse Funds AG, Zurich (Switzerland), 3.280 % (2011: 3.0184 %).
No other shareholder was registered as holding 3 % or more of the total share capital. At 31 December 2011, the following shareholders held a participation of 3 % or more of the total share capital: Fidelity Management & Research, Boston (USA), 5.230 %. No other shareholder was registered as holding 3 % or more of the total share capital.
What is Clariant’s main area of activity?
|As of 31 December 2012, the fully paid nominal share capital of Clariant Ltd totaled CHF 1 094 283 339.80 and was divided into 295 752 254 registered shares, each with a par value of CHF 3.70. Clariant Ltd shares have been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1995 (symbol: CLN, ISIN CH0012142631). Clariant Ltd does not issue non-voting equity securities (Genussscheine).|
How is Clariant structured?
|Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. Our business units are divided into six market segments: Consumer Care, Industrial Applications, Plastics & Coatings, Energy, Resources, and Bio Tech.|
When was Clariant founded?
|Clariant is divided into seven Business Units. The Business Units have operational autonomy within the overall group strategy, and are entirely responsible for their own business success. Clariant’s business units are divided into four Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Natural Rescources, Catalysis & Energy and Plastics & Coatings.|
How big is Clariant?
|Clariant has a strong heritage going back to the 1850s with roots in both Sandoz and Hoechst Specialty Chemicals. In 1995, Clariant was established by demerger from Sandoz Chemicals Division. In 1997, Clariant bought Hoechst Speciality Chemicals and in 2011, Clariant acquired Süd-Chemie.|
What are Clariant’s brands?
|Roughly 21 100 employees in more than 100 group companies on five continents generate annual sales of around CHF 6 038 mn (full year 2012 reported figures from continuing operations).|
What are Clariant’s principal strengths and growth drivers?
|You won't find the name of our company on products in a department store. But some of our brands have been well-known for years in the marketplace. Just follow the links in the Key Business Facts section of this website to access the corresponding websites or search by trade names.|
How much does Clariant spend on Research and Development (R&D)?
|Clariant’s main strengths are expertise, applications experience and market knowledge combined continually in creative ways. Clariant is committed to sustainable growth springing from its own innovative strength.|
What is Clariant doing to protect the environment?
|At Clariant, R&D is a key driver to generate profitable growth. Our R&D Centers for Chemistry, Biotechnology, Catalysis and Process Technology frame the central platform to develop innovative products for today’s and tomorrow’s markets. Together with the world-wide network of Technical Centers of our Business Units we combine technology and application know-how to quickly respond to customer needs. About 9.500 patents safeguard our knowledge about products and methods. In 2012, the Group spent CHF 175 million on R&D, or about 2.9% of sales. Clariant employs approximately 1.100 people in R&D, primarily in Germany, France, Switzerland, Brazil, China, Japan and the US.|
What is Clariant’s position on corporate governance?
|Clariant is committed to generating sustainable added value. This is only possible if ecological, social as well as economic objectives are met. Our highest priorities are personal safety and environmentally sound processes and products. |
For more information, please visit our Sustainability section.
What is Clariant's Code of Conduct?
|Clariant has implemented modern corporate governance structures to ensure accountability, responsibility and transparency throughout the Group and for its shareholders. Corporate governance reporting is in compliance with the guidelines of SIX Swiss Exchange and the Swiss Code of Best Practices in Corporate Governance.|
What are the identification numbers of your outstanding bonds?
|The way we do business is a key element for our reputation. Clariant wants to be perceived as a world-class performance company and by the same token, as a reliable and integral partner of our stakeholders all over the world. We are convinced that sustainable business success is closely linked to compliance with laws, regulations and ethical standards. Please visit the Clariant Code of Conduct Webpage for additional information.|
What is the market capitalization of Clariant?
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How can I change my address in the shareholder register?
|The current market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current share price. The share price is available on Clariant's webpage.|
What accounting standards does Clariant use?
|You can update your address data by contacting the bank maintaining your securities account. Alternatively you may submit your changes directly to the shareholder register - email: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
How can I order the current annual report?
|The consolidated financial statements were based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).|
Who can attend an annual general meeting (AGM)?
|Clariant's current annual report can be downloaded as an Adobe pdf file here. Alternatively, a printed copy may be ordered in the subscribe section.|
How many votes does each shareholder have at the AGM?
|An AGM is primarily an event for shareholders, who may attend in person or be represented by proxy. Annual general meetings of large public companies are also of interest to the general public, and are regularly reported on in the media.|
|Each share held entitles you to one vote. The number of votes to which you are entitled depends on the number of shares registered under your shareholder number in the share register on the day of the AGM. ||
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