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Clariant shares are traded at virt-x, the home market for the Swiss Market Index (SMI) stocks.
The stock symbol for Clariant shares is CLN.
Clariant’s Initial Public Offer was in 1995.

Based on the notifications received by Clariant and published by SIX Exchange Regulation, as at 31 December 2022 the following shareholders held 3% or more of voting rights in Clariant Ltd:

Disclosure notifications during the financial year 2022 reported to the Stock Exchange Disclosure Office pursuant to Art. 120 of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Act (FMIA) as well as further information in relation to disclosure notifications can be found on the SIX Swiss Exchange reporting platform.

At 31 December 2022, Clariant AG itself held 2 922 398 shares in treasury, corresponding to 0.88 % of the share capital.

The main owners of Clariant

As of 30 June 2021, the fully paid nominal share capital of Clariant Ltd totaled CHF 995 817 597.00 and was divided into 331 939 199 registered shares, each with a par value of CHF 3.00. Clariant Ltd shares have been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1995 (symbol: CLN, ISIN CH0012142631). Clariant Ltd does not issue non-voting equity securities (Genussscheine).

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. Our business units are divided into six market segments: Consumer Care, Industrial Applications, Plastics & Coatings, Energy, Resources, and Bio Tech.
As one of the world's leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Our portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, our research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of our time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources. Clariant reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Natural Resources and Catalysis.

Clariant has a strong heritage going back to the 1850s with roots in both Sandoz and Hoechst Specialty Chemicals. In 1995, Clariant was established by demerger from Sandoz Chemicals Division. In 1997, Clariant bought Hoechst Speciality Chemicals and in 2011, Clariant acquired Süd-Chemie.

Roughly 17 200 employees in more than 100 group companies on five continents generate annual sales of around CHF 4 399 m (full year 2019 reported figures from continuing operations).

You won't find the name of our company on products in a department store. But some of our brands have been well-known for years in the marketplace. Just follow the links in the Key Business Facts section of this website to access the corresponding websites or search by trade names.

Clariant’s main strengths are expertise, applications experience and market knowledge combined continually in creative ways. Clariant is committed to sustainable growth springing from its own innovative strength.

At Clariant, R&D is a key driver to generate profitable growth. Five Technology Platforms are the basis to develop innovative products for today’s and tomorrow’s markets: Chemistry & Materials, Biotechnology, Catalysis, Process Technology and Emerging Technologies. Clariant’s R&D Centers are shaped along these Technology Platforms and are connected with the world-wide network of Technical Centers of our Business Units to combine technology and application know-how to quickly respond to customer needs. About 4300 patents safeguard our knowledge about products and methods.
In 2022, the Group spent CHF 160 million on R&D, or about 3.1 % of sales. Clariant employs approximately 785 people in R&D, primarily in Germany, North America, China, and India. The Clariant Innovation Center located in Frankfurt, Germany, the One Clariant Campus in Shanghai, China and the Innovation Center in Airoli, India are Clariant’s global flagships for R&D centrally steered via Clariant International Ltd. in Switzerland.

Clariant is committed to generating sustainable added value. This is only possible if ecological, social as well as economic objectives are met. Our highest priorities are personal safety and environmentally sound processes and products.

For more information, please visit our Sustainability section. 

Clariant has implemented modern corporate governance structures to ensure accountability, responsibility and transparency throughout the Group and for its shareholders. Corporate governance reporting is in compliance with the guidelines of SIX Swiss Exchange and the Swiss Code of Best Practices in Corporate Governance.

Corporate Governance

The way we do business is a key element for our reputation. Clariant wants to be perceived as a world-class performance company and by the same token, as a reliable and integral partner of our stakeholders all over the world. We are convinced that sustainable business success is closely linked to compliance with laws, regulations and ethical standards. Please visit the Clariant's Code of Conduct Webpage for additional information.





ISIN Number

2.125   2014-2024   CH0253592759
2.717   2022-2027   CH1210198144
The current market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current share price. The share price is available on Clariant's webpage.

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Changes in address data need to be submitted to the bank maintaining your securities account. Additionally you may submit your changes directly to the shareholder register - email:
The consolidated financial statements were based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Clariant's current annual report can be downloaded as an Adobe pdf files. Alternatively, a printed copy may be ordered in the subscribe section.

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Each share held entitles you to one vote. The number of votes to which you are entitled depends on the number of shares registered under your shareholder number in the share register on the day of the AGM.

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