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November 24, 2017

Clariant's Board of Directors representatives met with White Tale

Muttenz, November 24, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that representatives of its Chairman and Nomination Committee met with White Tale in Zurich, Switzerland. The meeting was initiated in order to identify possible ways to work together following the mutual termination of the merger agreement between Clariant and Huntsman. Yesterday the Board of Directors met and discussed the content and topics of the meeting held earlier in the week and decided on the way forward. more

November 24, 2017

Clariant announces plan to update its strategy to further enhance growth and value creation

Muttenz, November 24, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the Executive Committee's proposal to update Clariant's strategy in order to further increase value creation. The plan was developed as a consequence of the termination of the intended merger with Huntsman, which was forced by activist shareholders. more

October 31, 2017

Clariant again grows sales, increases profitability and is well on track to meet 2017 outlook

"Clariant continues to consistently and successfully deliver on its strategy. With an excellent 10 % growth in both sales and profitability in the first nine months of the year we are well on track to achieve our targets," said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "Our achievements are based on innovation, sustainability and on the endless commitment of our employees. Leveraging innovation throughout our portfolio is also exemplified by today's announcement of the commercialization of bio-ethanol with the related licenses and enzymes. We expect mid double-digit million sales potential from the sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol production alone, a clear illustration of our innovation competence in biotechnology. For 2017, we are confident that we will achieve our targets, i.e. growth in local currency, progression in operating cash flow, absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items in spite of a temporarily weaker cash flow in the first half." more

October 31, 2017

Clariant to build flagship sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the approval by the Board of Directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid® technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50.000 tons, will be built in the southwestern part of Romania. The facility will be a flagship site, confirming competitiveness and sustainability of the sunliquid® technology at commercial scale thus supporting Clariant's sunliquid® licensing business strategy. more

October 30, 2017

Clariant and White Tale engaged in talks

Muttenz, October 30, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has noted White Tale's press release and the demands published therein. Clariant notes that after the announcement of the termination of the merger agreement between Clariant and Huntsman on October 27th 2017, Clariant and its shareholder White Tale have engaged in an initial discussion regarding the new situation for the company and ways to work together in the future. more

October 27, 2017

Clariant and Huntsman jointly decided to abandon planned Merger of Equals

Muttenz, October 27, 2017 – Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today jointly announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger of equals. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Clariant and Huntsman. more

October 27, 2017

White Tale Holdings increased stake to above 20%

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, confirms that White Tale Holdings has increased its stake in Clariant in excess of 20%. This follows earlier mandatory notifications by White Tale Holdings to the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) regarding its holdings. more

September 19, 2017

Clariant reconfirms its full commitment to the planned merger of equals between Huntsman and Clariant and reiterates its strong strategic rationale

Muttenz, September 19, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, confirms that its Board has received a letter from White Tale Holdings, the Cayman Island-based vehicle created by hedge funds Corvex and 40 North. According to the letter, White Tale has increased its stake in Clariant above 15 percent. In addition, White Tale has stated that it maintains its opposition to the merger of equals between Huntsman and Clariant. more

September 19, 2017

White Tale Holdings increased stake above 15 percent

Muttenz, September 19, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced today that White Tale Holdings has increased its stake in excess of 15 percent. This follows earlier mandatory notifications by White Tale Holdings to the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) regarding their holdings. more

August 15, 2017

HuntsmanClariant Deal Continues to Move Forward: Narrow "Second Request" for Additional Information Received from Federal Trade Commission

Muttenz, August 15, 2017 –Clariant AG is pleased to announce progress towards satisfying the regulatory approval condition to closing its merger of equals with Huntsman Corporation. The United States Federal Trade Commission, which reviews the antitrust implications of certain business combinations, late yesterday delivered a second request for information to the parties relating to just two products − sodium isethionate, used in personal care products like soap and shampoos, and a polyetheramine product used in certain construction and additive/paint and ink applications. These products accounted for less than USD 24 million in total revenues of each of the two companies in the United States in 2016, and Clariant is confident that the parties will be able to satisfy any FTC concerns on a timeline consistent with the merger, which we continue to expect to close around year-end. more

July 27, 2017

Clariant continues to increase sales, improves profitability and remains on track to meet 2017 outlook

"Clariant delivered excellent top-line growth and further expansion in profitability in the first half of the year," said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "Our good business performance was primarily achieved by the recovery in Catalysis and the ongoing impact of the differentiated steering in Plastics & Coatings. For 2017, we are confident that we will achieve our targets, i.e. growth in local currency, progression in operating cash flow, absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items in spite of a temporarily weaker cash flow in the first half." more

July 27, 2017

HuntsmanClariant merger on track

Muttenz, July 27, 2017 – Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today presented a first update on the planned merger of equals to keep their shareholders informed. The preparations to create HuntsmanClariant, a leading global specialty chemicals company, are showing continued strong progress and are proceeding as planned with an unchanged closing targeted for December 2017 / January 2018. more

July 26, 2017

European Commission investigation into the ethylene purchasing market

Muttenz, July 26, 2017 – Clariant is part of an ongoing competition law investigation by the European Commission into the ethylene purchasing market. The company is assisting the relevant authorities and cannot comment further on the details of an ongoing investigation. more

July 20, 2017

White Tale Holdings increased stake above 10 percent

Muttenz, July 20, 2017 – Clariant, a world leading company in specialty chemicals, has announced today that White Tale Holdings now hold a stake in excess of 10 percent. This follows earlier mandatory notifications by White Tale Holdings to the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) regarding their holdings. more

May 22, 2017

Clariant and Huntsman to Combine in Merger of Equals

Muttenz, Switzerland, May 22, 2017 - Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. more

April 27, 2017

Clariant commences 2017 with strong sales growth and a significantly improved absolute EBITDA

"Clariant achieved a very good start into the year with good volume growth and higher profitability", said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "Our focus on local currency growth and profitability improvement is clearly reflected in these encouraging results. We are on a solid path towards achieving our sales expansion targets, a continued progression in absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items as well as operating cash flow generation, in spite of what continues to be a challenging market environment in specific business areas." more

March 20, 2017

Clariant's shareholders approve all agenda items

Muttenz, March 20, 2017 – At today's Annual General Meeting in Basel, the shareholders of Clariant AG, a world leader in specialty chemicals, approved all agenda items and resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by 482 shareholders and shareholder representatives accounting for 178 055 160 shares or around 53.64 % of the share capital of Clariant. more

March 17, 2017

Clariant to be included in SPI® Select Dividend 20 Index

Muttenz, March 17, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will be included in the SPI Select Dividend 20 Index basket. The index will be adjusted on 17 March 2017 after closing. The adjustment takes effect on 20 March 2017. more

February 27, 2017

Clariant publishes Integrated Report 2016

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today publishes its first Integrated Report. This step towards Integrated Reporting enables Clariant to provide a deeper view on its holistic management approach and commitment to create added value for customers, employees, shareholders and the environment. more

February 16, 2017

Clariant again significantly increases operating cash flow whilst growing sales and profitability in 2016

"Clariant considerably expanded its operating cash flow in 2016 while reporting sales growth and profitability improvement," said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "Our good business performance was primarily achieved by means of a continued shift to high margin specialities, the impact of the differentiated steering in Plastics & Coatings as well as good cost management. For 2017, we are confident that we will achieve our targets, i.e. growth in local currency, progression in operating cash flow, absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items in spite of a continued challenging economic environment." more

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