CEO Ton Buchner Returns to AkzoNobel

CEO Ton Buchner Returns to AkzoNobel 
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --  The
Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel is delighted to announce that CEO Ton
Buechner will resume his duties on Friday, December 7, following a
full recovery. 
"On behalf of the Supervisory Board and the Executive Committee we
welcome Ton
coming back to the office. It has obviously been a testing
time for all of us
but now Ton is back as expected, leading the
company forward and returning to
business as usual," said Karel
Vuursteen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. 
Commented CEO Ton Buechner: "I am thrilled to return to my post. I am
grateful to my team who have taken care of the company so well during
my absence. There is a great future for AkzoNobel and we are looking
forward to updating you on our
plans to further improve the company's
AkzoNobel will organize an analyst conference call and media
interviews on Friday, December 14. Supervisory Board member Antony
Burgmans, and CEO Ton Buechner will answer questions relating to this
On February 20, 2013, AkzoNobel will announce its Q4 and Full Year
2012 results,
and Ton Buechner will give the Strategy Update,
postponed from October 22. 
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AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a
major producer
of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and
consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about
developing sustainable answers for
our customers. Our portfolio
includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens,
International and
Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently
ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.
operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around
the world are
committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's
Answers Today(TM). 
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