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April 29, 2021
Clariant returns to profitable growth, increasing both sales and profitability in the first quarter of 2021
April 29, 2021

Clariant today announced first quarter 2021 continuing operations sales of CHF 1.002 billion, compared to CHF 1.019 billion in the first quarter of 2020. This corresponds to a 2 % increase in local currency, whereas depreciating currencies led to a 2 % decrease in Swiss francs. The local currency expansion was driven by positive pricing.

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April 12, 2021
Clariant expands in China by opening a joint venture production facility in Cangzhou for high-end stabilizer additives
April 12, 2021

The facility is jointly owned by Clariant and Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary Co., Ltd. (Tiangang), a privately owned producer and leading supplier of light stabilizers in China. 

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April 07, 2021
Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items
April 07, 2021

At today’s Annual General Meeting, the shareholders of Clariant approved all agenda items and resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors.

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March 18, 2021
Clariant strengthens position in China with inauguration of One Clariant Campus
March 18, 2021

Clariant today announced the official opening of its One Clariant Campus in Shanghai, China. Across a total floor space of approximately 24,000 m2, the Campus will be home to Clariant’s Greater China Operational Headquarters as well as the Innovation Center China. 

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March 17, 2021
Clariant presents its Integrated Report 2020
March 17, 2021

Clariant published its Integrated Report 2020, which provides transparency on the company's multidimensional approach to create value for all of its stakeholders by reviewing both tangible and intangible as well as financial and nonfinancial aspects of its business.

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March 11, 2021
Clariant and India Glycols tap into green renewables megatrend by forming joint venture
March 11, 2021

Clariant and India Glycols Limited (IGL) announced a strategic partnership to establish a 51-49% joint venture in renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives.

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February 11, 2021
Clariant delivers robust performance in 2020, successfully mitigating COVID-19 pandemic impacts
February 11, 2021

Clariant today announced full year 2020 continuing operations sales of CHF 3.860 billion, compared to CHF 4.399 billion in 2019. This corresponds to a decrease of 5 % in local currency and 12 % in Swiss francs due to depreciating currencies versus the Swiss franc.

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February 01, 2021
Board of Directors decides on agenda items for the 26th Annual General Meeting
February 01, 2021

Clariant announces that its Board of Directors has decided on agenda items for the 26th AGM, which is scheduled for 7 April 2021.

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December 28, 2020
SABIC submits agenda items for Clariant’s 26[th] Annual General Meeting
December 28, 2020

Major shareholder SABIC has submitted two items for the agenda of the 26th Annual General Meeting of shareholders which is scheduled to take place on April 7, 2021.

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December 09, 2020
Clariant appoints Conrad Keijzer as Chief Executive Officer
December 09, 2020

Clariant today announced that Conrad Keijzer will become Clariant’s new Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors has appointed him in its meeting yesterday evening. Conrad Keijzer will officially join the company as of January 1, 2021.

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November 25, 2020
Clariant strengthens its core by transforming the portfolio, focusing and rightsizing its organization
November 25, 2020

Clariant today announced its plans to adapt and refocus its organization post divestments. Clariant is transforming itself towards a higher-value specialty portfolio focusing on its core Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. The Group plans to rightsize regional organizations and service units in order to avoid remnant cost, thereby reducing complexity and increasing agility post the expiration of transitory service agreements following the closing of the divestitures.

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October 29, 2020
Clariant preserves profitability in first nine months of 2020 despite difficult economic environment
October 29, 2020

Clariant today announced continuing operations sales of CHF 2.838 billion in the first nine months of 2020, compared to CHF 3.272 billion in the first nine months of 2019. This corresponds to a decrease of 6 % in local currency due to lower demand and 13 % in Swiss francs attributable to unfavorable currency developments.

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July 30, 2020
Clariant improves profitability in the first half of 2020 despite a difficult economic environment
July 30, 2020

Clariant announced first half year 2020 continuing operations sales of CHF 1.945 billion, compared to CHF 2.229 billion in the first half year 2019. This corresponds to a decrease of 5 % in local currency due to lower demand and 13 % in Swiss francs, attributable to unfavorable currency developments.

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July 14, 2020
Clariant receives fine following a European competition law investigation
July 14, 2020

Clariant today announced that a fine of EUR 155.8 million was imposed as the European Commission has completed its investigation into the ethylene purchasing market.

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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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May 14, 2020
Clariant confirms extraordinary distribution but proposes to withhold regular dividend
May 14, 2020

Due to the uncertain economic environment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clariant's Board of Directors has confirmed the extraordinary distribution while proposing to withhold the distribution of the regular dividend.

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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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April 29, 2020
Clariant to hold Annual General Meeting on 29 June 2020
April 29, 2020

The 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 29 June 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, 4058 Basel, Switzerland.

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March 18, 2020
Clariant to postpone Annual General Meeting planned for March 30, 2020
March 18, 2020

Against the background of the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Swiss Federal Council implemented the COVID-19 Ordinance 2 which sets new rules for Annual General Meetings, effective March 16, at midnight. As a consequence of this declaration by the Swiss Federal Council, no shareholders are admitted to attend the General Meeting in person. However, the company may order that participants may exercise their rights exclusively in writing or in electronic form or through an independent proxy appointed by the company.

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