Akzo Nobel NV : AkzoNobel's Marjan Oudeman to become President of Utrecht University

  Akzo Nobel NV : AkzoNobel's Marjan Oudeman to become President of Utrecht
                                  University

February 18, 2013

AkzoNobel today announced that Marjan Oudeman, Executive Committee member
responsible for Organizational Development and Human Resources, has accepted
an offer to become President of Utrecht University, one of Europe's leading
and best-rated universities. She will leave AkzoNobel as of June 30 to take up
her new role.

Since joining the company in 2010, Marjan Oudeman realigned the Human
Resources capabilities of AkzoNobel around the world, ensuring increased
employee engagement. In addition, thanks to her leadership, the company made
significant progress on its vision to be an employer of choice. Marjan Oudeman
was also integral to the creation of the country organizations, which have
enabled AkzoNobel to better coordinate resources and help drive operational
and functional excellence across the company.

"I would like to thank Marjan for her outstanding service and her much-valued
contributions to the company," said Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel. "On behalf
of myself and the Executive Committee, I wish her all the best in her new and
exciting role at Utrecht University."

Marjan Oudeman joins the academic world after more than 30 years in business,
including an extensive industrial career at Tata Steel and its predecessor
companies. Marjan Oudeman is also a Supervisory Board member at Statoil, ABN
AMRO and Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). Next to that, she is Board Member at the
Rijksmuseum, Het Concertgebouw and Nationaal Fonds 4 en 5 mei amongst others.

The process to find a successor for Marjan Oudeman is ongoing and the outcome
will be announced in due course.

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AkzoNobel is a leading 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. With 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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