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ICL to Acquire Thermphos' P2S5 Business

                   ICL to Acquire Thermphos' P2S5 Business

- Acquisition Expands ICL Performance Products' Leadership in Global Markets
for Phosphorus-Based Specialty Chemicals While Expanding Its European
Footprint -

PR Newswire

TEL-AVIV, Israel, February 25, 2013

TEL-AVIV, Israel, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

ICL (TASE:ICL) today announced that its ICL Performance Products operating
segment ("ICL-PP") has agreed to acquire the phosphorus pentasulfide (P2S5)
business assets and operations of Thermphos International B.V (NL), located in
Knapsack, Germany.

P[2]S[5] is a specialty ingredient used in the manufacture of highly technical
materials such as lubrication oil additives, pesticides, mining chemicals and
other products. Due to its very specialized nature, P[2]S[5] is currently
manufactured in only a limited number of plants in the world, and ICL-PP is a
leading manufacturer of P[2]S[5] in North America. 

"This acquisition complements ICL's global presence in phosphorus-based
specialty ingredients", commented Mr. Charles Weidhas, President and CEO of
ICL-PP. "It is the next step in the global expansion strategy that we have
been following for the past decade, carrying out complementary acquisitions
that have transformed our Company into a global leader in agriculture, food,
water and specialty materials markets".

About ICL

ICL is one of the world's leading fertilizer and specialty chemicals companies

and is comprised of three core segments: ICL Fertilizers, ICL Industrial
Products and ICL Performance Products. Its major production activities are
located in Israel, Europe, North America, South America and China, and are
supported by global marketing and logistics networks. ICL's shares are traded
on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ICL). For more information, visit
http://www.icl-group.com.

About ICL Performance Products

ICL Performance Products produces and markets food and pharma additives,
specialty grades of phosphoric acid and phosphate salts, P2S5, and other
products and services for the detergents, water treatment, paper, and hygiene
markets. Its production facilities are located in Europe, North and South
America, Israel, Australia and China. For more information, call toll free
800-244-6169 or visit http://www.icl-pp.com.

Fleisher Communications and Public Relations, Amiram Fleisher, +972-3-6241241,
amiram@fleisher-pr.com

SOURCE ICL - Israel Chemicals Ltd
 
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