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July 30, 2020

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

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.


July 14, 2020

Clariant receives fine following a European competition law investigation

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.


July 01, 2020

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

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.


June 29, 2020

Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items

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. 


May 14, 2020

Clariant confirms extraordinary distribution but proposes to withhold regular dividend

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.


April 30, 2020

Clariant profitability remains resilient despite difficult economic environment

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.


April 29, 2020

Clariant to hold Annual General Meeting on 29 June 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.


March 18, 2020

Clariant to postpone Annual General Meeting planned for March 30, 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.


March 09, 2020

Clariant presents its Integrated Report 2019

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today published its Integrated Report 2019. It gives a detailed overview of the company’s multidimensional approach to value creation, covering both tangible and intangible, and financial and nonfinancial aspects of its business.


February 20, 2020

Clariant proposes two new candidates for the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors decided to propose Mr. Nader Ibrahim Alwehibi and Mr. Thilo Mannhardt for election to the Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting. The nominees will replace the current Board members Mr. Khaled Homza A. Nahas and Mr. Carlo G. Soave.


February 13, 2020

Clariant grows sales and improves underlying profitability in 2019

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 %.


February 12, 2020

Stephan Lynen to become new CFO of Clariant

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that Stephan Lynen will be appointed CFO as of April 1, 2020. The proven financial expert, currently Head of the Business Unit Additives, has been with the company for more than 20 years in various international general management and business roles. He will succeed Patrick Jany who decided to pursue a career opportunity outside of Clariant.


December 19, 2019

Clariant has agreed to sell its Masterbatches business for approx. USD 1.6 billion

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, has agreed to sell its entire Masterbatches business to PolyOne. The transaction values the Masterbatches business at USD 1,560 million, representing c. 12.2 times the last twelve months reported EBITDA (ending September 2019) on a cash and debt free basis. This amount is payable at closing, which is expected by Q3 2020. more

November 29, 2019

Clariant and Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) sign a strategic partnership to revolutionize the cosmetics industry

Clariant and Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) announce the establishment of a strategic partnership. It includes the subscription of approx. 10% equity shares of PAT by Clariant, joint development agreement and exclusive distributionship. Renowned for its highly sustainable and cutting edge technologies, PAT develops unique and powerful plant-based active ingredients for cosmetics. more

October 31, 2019

Clariant completes the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business to a newly-formed investment of Arsenal Capital Partners, the signing of which was announced on July 22, 2019. The sale was closed on October 31, 2019. more

October 30, 2019

Clariant grows sales and improves underlying profitability in the first nine months of 2019

“Our nine months results reflect the resilience and quality of our continuing businesses, in particular in light of the worsening economic environment in the third quarter,” said Hariolf Kottmann, Executive Chairman of Clariant. “Looking forward, we will continually improve our performance through further operational improvement initiatives and the systematic implementation of our portfolio strategy to focus on higher value specialty businesses.” more

October 30, 2019

Clariant welcomes Bernd Hoegemann as new member of the Executive Committee

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that its Board of Directors has decided to appoint Bernd Hoegemann as the newest member of the company’s Executive Committee. Bernd Hoegemann has been with the company for over 10 years and is currently Clariant’s Head of Business Unit Masterbatches. more

October 01, 2019

Restated 2018 figures and additional 2019 financials available

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today published restated 2018 results and additional 2019 financials on the Investor Relations website. more

September 20, 2019

Clariant and ORLEN Południe announce license agreement on sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, and ORLEN Południe, a member of ORLEN Group, which is a leader in the fuels and energy markets and the largest player in Central and Eastern Europe, today signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. more

July 25, 2019

Clariant to focus on its core high value specialty businesses

Clariant and SABIC have agreed to temporarily suspend the discussions on the intended business combination High Performance Materials (HPM), consisting of Clariant’s Additives and high value Masterbatches and parts of SABIC’s Specialties business. more

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