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July 28, 2022
Clariant delivered strong sales growth and record H1 EBITDA margin
July 28, 2022

Clariant today announced its second quarter and first half year 2022 results. In the second quarter of 2022, continuing operations sales were CHF 1.301 billion, compared to CHF 1.032 billion in the second quarter of 2021. This corresponds to an increase of 29 % in local currency, 25 % of which was organic, and 26 % higher sales in Swiss francs. 

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June 24, 2022
Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items
June 24, 2022

Clariant today held its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the shareholders approved all agenda items and resolutions as proposed by the Board of Directors. 

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June 22, 2022
Clariant announces simplified organizational and leadership structure
June 22, 2022


Clariant today announced changes to its leadership and organizational structure as part of the company’s ongoing initiatives to implement its purpose-led strategy and cultural transformation. 

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June 15, 2022
Clariant reports markedly stronger sales growth and EBITDA expansion in Q1 2022
June 15, 2022

Clariant today announced first quarter 2022 continuing operations sales of CHF 1.262 billion, compared to CHF 1.002 billion in the first quarter of 2021. This corresponds to a particularly strong increase of 30 % in local currency and 26 % in Swiss francs. 

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May 19, 2022
Clariant delivered strong growth in Q4 2021 and record profitability in FY 2021
May 19, 2022

Clariant today announced its Fourth Quarter 2021 and audited Full Year 2021 results. Following the independent investigation, the 2020 Full Year and quarterly results have been restated and the quarters of 2021 have been corrected accordingly. 

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May 17, 2022
Clariant updates Financial Calendar – Governance Agreement with SABIC to expire after AGM on 24 June 2022
May 17, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has scheduled its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 24 June 2022, and that with the closing of the AGM the Governance Agreement between Clariant and SABIC will expire. Both parties entered into the agreement on 17 September 2018 when SABIC became Clariant’s anchor shareholder.

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April 27, 2022
Clariant concludes investigation with preliminary continuing operations EBITDA margin of 15.5 % for 2020, increasing the original result by 50 basis points and of 16.2 % for 2021
April 27, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has concluded its previously announced investigation of accounting issues related to provisions and accruals. After reviewing the results of the investigation, the Board of Directors has determined the need for a restatement of the 2020 financial statements and corrections to the quarterly reporting of key financial data for 2020 and 2021.

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February 14, 2022
Clariant delays publication of Fourth Quarter / Full Year 2021 results
February 14, 2022

Clariant today announced that the publication of its Fourth Quarter / Full Year 2021 results will be delayed due to an investigation into accounting issues related to certain provisions and accruals. As a consequence, the publication of the Integrated Report 2021 and the Annual General Meeting of shareholders (AGM) will be postponed beyond the scheduled dates.

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January 03, 2022
Clariant completes sale of its Pigments business
January 03, 2022

Clariant today completed the sale of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”). As announced upon signing of the transaction, the base enterprise value of the sale amounts to CHF 805 million subject to closing accounts adjustments and before a potential earn-out payment of CHF 50 million which is subject to the business’ 2021 financial performance.

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December 28, 2021
Clariant to purchase BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets
December 28, 2021

Clariant today announces that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets for USD 60 million in cash, including the signing of a long-term supply agreement for attapulgite-based products to BASF. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in summer 2022.

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November 23, 2021
Clariant sets new 2025 financial targets and announces step-up in growth and profitability
November 23, 2021

Clariant today will announce new 2025 financial targets at its Capital Markets Day associated with its new purpose-led strategy. Clariant expects to grow sales by 4-6 % annually, reach an EBITDA margin range of 19-21 % and generate a free cash flow conversion rate of around 40 % by 2025. 

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October 28, 2021
Clariant significantly increased profitability in the third quarter of 2021 on the back of double-digit sales growth
October 28, 2021

Clariant today announced that the third quarter 2021 sales from continuing operations increased by a lofty 23 % in local currency and in Swiss francs to CHF 1.096 billion. Third quarter 2021 EBITDA margin increased to 16.4 % versus 14.2 % in the third quarter of 2020.

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July 29, 2021
Clariant significantly increased profitability in the second quarter of 2021 on the back of double-digit sales growth
July 29, 2021

Clariant today announced that the second quarter 2021 sales from continuing operations increased by 12 % in local currency to CHF 1.032 billion. This corresponds to an 11 % improvement in Swiss francs. Strong growth in Care Chemicals and Catalysis accompanied the particularly positive sales expansion reported in Natural Resources. This expansion was achieved via higher volumes and positive pricing in all Business Areas.

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June 14, 2021
Clariant completes its divestment program by reaching agreement to divest its Pigments business
June 14, 2021

The company has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”) at an Enterprise Value (EV) of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million on a cash and debt free basis, depending on an earn-out payment of CHF 50 million contingent on the 2021 financial performance of Clariant’s Pigments business. 

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July 01, 2020
Clariant completes the sale of its Masterbatches business to PolyOne for approx. USD 1.6 billion
July 01, 2020

Clariant today completed the sale of its entire Masterbatches business to PolyOne. The divestment marks an important milestone for Clariant’s transformation into a focused specialty chemicals company.

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June 29, 2020
Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items
June 29, 2020

At today’s Annual General Meeting in Basel, the shareholders of Clariant Ltd, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, approved all agenda items and resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. Due to the ongoing situation with regard to the spread of the coronavirus, shareholders could not attend this year’s Annual General Meeting in person and could exercise their rights exclusively via the independent proxy. Overall, 222 864 693 shares or around 67.14 % of the share capital of Clariant were represented. 

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April 30, 2020
Clariant profitability remains resilient despite difficult economic environment
April 30, 2020

Clariant today announces first quarter 2020 continuing operations sales of CHF 1.019 billion compared to CHF 1.164 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

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February 13, 2020
Clariant grows sales and improves underlying profitability in 2019
February 13, 2020

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced full year 2019 continuing operations sales of CHF 4.399 billion, compared to CHF 4.404 billion in 2018. This corresponds to organic growth of 3 % in local currency and is a stable development in Swiss francs due to unfavorable currency fluctuations. The sales increase in local currency was driven by the Business Areas Catalysis and Natural Resources and was supported by both higher volumes and pricing.
For the full year, almost all regions contributed to the sales growth in local currency. Sales expansion was most pronounced in Latin America with 13 % growth, followed by an 8 % increase in Asia. Sales in the Middle East & Africa rose by a solid 3 % and Europe grew by 1 %. Only North America reported a contraction of 5 %.

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August 31, 2022
Clariant signs definitive agreement to sell Quats business
August 31, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the divestment of its Quats business to Global Amines Company Pte. Ltd.

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August 25, 2022
Clariant placed a green bond in the amount of CHF 175 million
August 25, 2022

Clariant yesterday successfully priced its first green bond. The CHF 175 million green bond has a coupon of 2.717 % and a 2027 maturity date.

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July 28, 2022
Clariant delivered strong sales growth and record H1 EBITDA margin
July 28, 2022

Clariant today announced its second quarter and first half year 2022 results. In the second quarter of 2022, continuing operations sales were CHF 1.301 billion, compared to CHF 1.032 billion in the second quarter of 2021. This corresponds to an increase of 29 % in local currency, 25 % of which was organic, and 26 % higher sales in Swiss francs. 

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July 06, 2022
Clariant appoints Judith Bischof as General Counsel
July 06, 2022

Clariant today announced the appointment of Judith Bischof as General Counsel as of 1 September 2022. She will succeed Alfred Münch, who is retiring after having served in this position for the last twelve years.

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June 24, 2022
Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items
June 24, 2022

Clariant today held its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the shareholders approved all agenda items and resolutions as proposed by the Board of Directors. 

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June 22, 2022
Clariant announces simplified organizational and leadership structure
June 22, 2022


Clariant today announced changes to its leadership and organizational structure as part of the company’s ongoing initiatives to implement its purpose-led strategy and cultural transformation. 

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June 15, 2022
Clariant reports markedly stronger sales growth and EBITDA expansion in Q1 2022
June 15, 2022

Clariant today announced first quarter 2022 continuing operations sales of CHF 1.262 billion, compared to CHF 1.002 billion in the first quarter of 2021. This corresponds to a particularly strong increase of 30 % in local currency and 26 % in Swiss francs. 

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June 14, 2022
Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol at new plant in Podari, Romania
June 14, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid® production plant in Podari, Romania. The entire offtake is contracted with a multi-year agreement to Shell, a leading global energy company. 

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June 02, 2022
Clariant presents Integrated Report 2021
June 02, 2022

Clariant today published its Integrated Report 2021, which presents a transparent and concise account of all the company’s financial and non-financial business activities for the year. 

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May 19, 2022
Clariant delivered strong growth in Q4 2021 and record profitability in FY 2021
May 19, 2022

Clariant today announced its Fourth Quarter 2021 and audited Full Year 2021 results. Following the independent investigation, the 2020 Full Year and quarterly results have been restated and the quarters of 2021 have been corrected accordingly. 

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May 17, 2022
Clariant updates Financial Calendar – Governance Agreement with SABIC to expire after AGM on 24 June 2022
May 17, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has scheduled its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 24 June 2022, and that with the closing of the AGM the Governance Agreement between Clariant and SABIC will expire. Both parties entered into the agreement on 17 September 2018 when SABIC became Clariant’s anchor shareholder.

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April 27, 2022
Clariant concludes investigation with preliminary continuing operations EBITDA margin of 15.5 % for 2020, increasing the original result by 50 basis points and of 16.2 % for 2021
April 27, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has concluded its previously announced investigation of accounting issues related to provisions and accruals. After reviewing the results of the investigation, the Board of Directors has determined the need for a restatement of the 2020 financial statements and corrections to the quarterly reporting of key financial data for 2020 and 2021.

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April 14, 2022
Clariant completes divestment of 50 % stake in Scientific Design joint venture
April 14, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has completed the divestment of its 50 % stake in the joint venture which owns Scientific Design Company Inc.

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March 24, 2022
Clariant joins the Renewable Carbon Initiative
March 24, 2022

Clariant today announced that it has joined the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI). The aim of the RCI is to support and accelerate the transition from the use of fossil carbon to the use of renewable carbon in the chemical industry. Switching to renewable carbon sources prevents additional fossil carbon entering the atmosphere and thus addresses a core problem of climate change.

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March 04, 2022
Clariant suspends all business with Russia
March 04, 2022

Clariant today announced it will suspend business with Russia in response to the Russian state’s intolerable acts of violence in the Ukraine with immediate effect.

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February 18, 2022
Clariant re-designs set-up to accelerate sustainability-driven innovation
February 18, 2022

Clariant today announced that it is introducing a new global operating model for its Innovation & Sustainability unit. The reorganization aims to accelerate sustainability-driven innovation, which is a key component of Clariant’s purpose-led strategy ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet’.

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February 14, 2022
Clariant delays publication of Fourth Quarter / Full Year 2021 results
February 14, 2022

Clariant today announced that the publication of its Fourth Quarter / Full Year 2021 results will be delayed due to an investigation into accounting issues related to certain provisions and accruals. As a consequence, the publication of the Integrated Report 2021 and the Annual General Meeting of shareholders (AGM) will be postponed beyond the scheduled dates.

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February 02, 2022
Clariant signs agreements to divest 50 % stake in Scientific Design joint venture to SABIC
February 02, 2022

Clariant has signed definitive agreements to divest its 50 % stake in the joint venture which owns Scientific Design Company Inc. to its long-term joint venture partner, SABIC. SABIC is executing a call option raised in 2015 to acquire this stake, originally purchased by Süd-Chemie AG in 2003 and acquired by Clariant in 2011, pursuant to a change-of-control clause in the Joint Venture agreement.

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January 03, 2022
Clariant completes sale of its Pigments business
January 03, 2022

Clariant today completed the sale of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”). As announced upon signing of the transaction, the base enterprise value of the sale amounts to CHF 805 million subject to closing accounts adjustments and before a potential earn-out payment of CHF 50 million which is subject to the business’ 2021 financial performance.

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December 28, 2021
Clariant to purchase BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets
December 28, 2021

Clariant today announces that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets for USD 60 million in cash, including the signing of a long-term supply agreement for attapulgite-based products to BASF. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in summer 2022.

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