Clariant Announces New Head of Oil and Mining Services Business Unit

     Clariant Announces New Head of Oil and Mining Services Business Unit

- John Dunne brings more than 20 years of business management experience to

- Dunne, who previously served as general manager with Clariant in the Middle
East, will be located in The Woodlands, Texas

PR Newswire

HOUSTON and MUTTENZ, Switzerland, Nov. 15, 2012

HOUSTON and MUTTENZ, Switzerland, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant, a
world leader in Specialty Chemicals, today announced the appointment of John
Dunne as Head of the Oil & Mining Services business unit, effective November
15, 2012.

Dunne replaces Christopher Oversby, who has elected to accept a career
opportunity outside of Clariant."We are thankful for Christopher's leadership
over the past four years, and we wish him all the best for the future," said
Mathias Luetgendorf, Member of the Executive Committee, Clariant AG. "John's
deep knowledge of the industry and his extensive experience gathered from
leadership positions across the globe make him the perfect person to lead
Clariant Oil & Mining Services into the next phase of growth." Mathias adds.

John Dunne, who previously served as general manager of Clariant (Gulf) FZE in
the United Arab Emirates, brings more than 20 years of relevant industry
experience to his new role. He has held various senior management positions
with Clariant in Latin America and the Middle East since 1998. He earned a
chemistry degree from Manchester University. Dunne will be located at Clariant
Oil and Mining Services' headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in
Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed
22 149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant
recorded a turnover of around CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven
business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents &
Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties;
Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties;
Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing
in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic
pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and
development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio
through complementary acquisitions or divestments.

Clariant Oil Services is a leading provider of chemical technologies and
services to the oil, pipeline and refinery industries. A global business with
headquarters in Houston, Texas, Clariant Oil Services is represented in all
major oil and gas locations. From deepwater exploration to refining, Clariant
Oil Services provides chemical products and services designed to reduce
customer costs, decrease operational risks and improve production efficiency.
Clariant Oil Services operates state-of-the-art R&D and applications
laboratories in the United States, Scotland, Germany, Brazil and Indonesia, as
well as an environmental testing laboratory in Norway. Clariant Oil Services'
industry experience is supported by a dedicated global technical services
network, providing a unique position from which to address and resolve
customer challenges anywhere in the world, now and in the future.

Clariant Mining is a leading provider of flotation chemicals and explosion
emulsifiers to the global mining industry. Clariant Mining's strong and
growing team of technical experts operates around the globe and is dedicated
to providing world-class specialty chemical solutions that add value to
customers' mining operations. The company operates a state-of-the-art R&D
laboratory at its headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas, which is dedicated to
the development and optimization of chemical solutions for North American

Clariant Refinery Services is a leading provider of cold-flow additive
applications for middle distillates including diesel, home heating oil and
biofuels. A global business with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Clariant
Refinery Services holds over 300 patents in cold-flow applications and
provides robust cold-flow technology to match increasingly complex fuel
composition and difficult-to-treat diesel fuels.
Clariant Refinery Services works directly with customers to provide a tailored
service package that includes product support, analytics, weekly reports and
blend suggestions for production planning and product optimization.

SOURCE Clariant Oil Services

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