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June 18, 2019

Christian Kohlpaintner leaves Clariant after 10 successful years

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee, decided to resign from his position effective June 30, 2019, to take on new challenges outside the company. more

April 30, 2019

Clariant continued to grow sales despite a slow start in Plastic & Coatings

“In the first three months of this year, Clariant delivered continued organic sales growth despite the challenging macroeconomic environment,” said Ernesto Occhiello, CEO of Clariant. “Our focus on customer experience and fast, reliable customer fulfillment is particularly noticeable in the progression of the Business Areas Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Despite Plastics & Coatings being negatively impacted by the current economic and business environments, we are confident in our ability to progress throughout the year. We will continue to identify and address the next challenges and future demands of our customers, leading to above-market growth, higher profitability and stronger cash generation.” more

April 01, 2019

Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items

At today’s Annual General Meeting in Basel, the shareholders of Clariant AG, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, approved all agenda items and resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by 459 shareholders and shareholder representatives accounting for 232 891 106 shares or around 70.16 % of the share capital of Clariant. more

March 11, 2019

Clariant presents its Integrated Report 2018

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, published its Integrated Report 2018 today. By providing transparency on financial and non-financial value drivers, the report delivers detailed insights into how Clariant operates its integrated business model – a holistic approach to creating added value for customers, employees, shareholders, and the environment. more

February 13, 2019

Clariant increased sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

“In 2018, Clariant achieved good sales and profit growth and significantly improved operating cash flow despite an increasingly challenging environment.” said Ernesto Occhiello, CEO of Clariant. “Going forward, we will continue to identify and address the next challenges and future demands within our respective businesses and those of our customers. This, coupled with best customer experience and fast, reliable customer fulfillment will trigger above-market growth, higher profitability and stronger cash generation.” more

January 03, 2019

Clariant Reduces Stake in Stahl

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it reduced its stake in the Netherlands-based Stahl group by 25 % from 19.7 % to 14.8 %. Clariant will remain invested in the company as a financial investor. more

December 20, 2018

Clariant and Saudi Kayan to evaluate alkoxylates joint venture 

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Kayan, a Saudi joint stock company leading in the field of chemicals, polymers and specialty products. more

October 31, 2018

Clariant delivers further progression in sales and EBITDA in the first nine months of 2018

“In the first nine months of the year, Clariant has delivered strong sales and EBITDA”, stated CEO Ernesto Occhiello. “Going forward, we will focus on growth and cost awareness, while emphasizing to an even greater extent customer-specific, technologically advanced applications and enhancing operating efficiencies. In addition, the implementation of the recently announced portfolio changes will further fuel substantial profitability progression.” more

October 16, 2018

Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items at Extraordinary General Meeting 

At today’s Extraordinary General Meeting in Basel, the shareholders of Clariant Ltd, a world leader in specialty chemicals, approved all agenda items and proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by 264 shareholders and shareholder representatives accounting for 232 674 947 shares or 70.10 % of the share capital of Clariant. more

October 10, 2018

Clariant welcomes Hans Bohnen as new member of the Executive Committee 

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the appointment of Hans Bohnen as the newest member of its Executive Committee. Hans Bohnen has been with the company for almost 10 years and is currently Clariant’s Head of Global Business Services. more

September 18, 2018

Clariant makes a step change into higher value specialties

Muttenz, September 18, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced an updated strategy and financial outlook as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with SABIC on a significant collaboration opportunity between the two companies in the area of high performance materials. The Group intends to expand more strongly by focusing on customer-specific products and solution offerings with attractive growth prospects and above average value potential. more

September 18, 2018

Clariant and SABIC enter Governance agreement defining the long-term strategic relationship

Muttenz, September 18, 2018 – Clariant and SABIC, two world leaders in chemicals, today jointly announced the signing of a Governance Agreement that determines the principles of Clariant’s future governance, defines SABIC’s position as a strategic anchor shareholder and confirms Clariant’s independence as a publicly-listed company under Swiss corporate governance. more

September 10, 2018

Clariant confirms SABIC to complete purchase of 24.99% stake in Clariant after receiving all regulatory approvals 

Muttenz, September 10, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that SABIC has received the final outstanding regulatory approvals from the competition authorities for the purchase of a 24.99% stake in Clariant. Therefore, an unconditional closing of the purchase will take place in the next days which makes SABIC Clariant’s largest strategic anchor shareholder, and second anchor shareholder beside the group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie. more

July 25, 2018

Clariant reports strong progress in the first half of 2018

"In the first half of the year, Clariant delivered strong growth in sales, EBITDA and most notably net income", stated CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "Our adherence to Clariant's five pillar strategy has resulted in the steady progress we have seen over the last years. We continue to focus on innovation and sustainability for portfolio advancement, leading to further progress in growth and profitability. For 2018, I am confident that we will achieve our targets". more

April 25, 2018

Clariant starts 2018 with significant growth in sales and EBITDA 

"In the first three months of 2018, Clariant delivered very good 7 % growth, both in sales and profitability", said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "All our Business Areas contributed to this progress which was mainly driven by volumes. The turnaround of the Catalysis business has been confirmed and also the Oil & Mining Services business is showing signs of improvement, while Care Chemicals continued its excellent development and Plastics & Coatings is performing in line with expectations. For 2018, we are on track to achieve our targets." more

March 19, 2018

Clariant's shareholders approve all agenda items 

Muttenz, March 19, 2018 – 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 494 shareholders and shareholder representatives accounting for 150 829 734 shares or around 45.44 % of the share capital of Clariant. more

February 26, 2018

Clariant publishes its Integrated Report 2017

Muttenz, February 26, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the publication of its Integrated Report 2017. The report combines financial and non-financial elements to provide an in-depth view of Clariant's holistic approach to creating added value for customers, employees, shareholders, and the environment. more

February 14, 2018

Clariant significantly increases growth and further improves profitability in 2017

"Clariant delivered exemplary top-line growth and absolute EBITDA improvement in 2017," said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "The results are particularly encouraging as all Business Areas contributed to this expansion. Clariant continues to consistently and successfully deliver on its strategy and is well on track to achieve its goals. We are making progress based mainly on our innovation and sustainability positioning. For 2018, we are confident that we will further grow in local currency, operating cash flow and profitability." more

January 25, 2018

SABIC acquires 24.99% stake in Clariant

Muttenz, January 25, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today acknowledges the investment by chemical industry peer and partner SABIC, which has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes SABIC the largest Clariant shareholder. more

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

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