Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : AGM Statement

Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : AGM
                                  Statement




Clariant Shareholders Approve All Agenda Items                               
  oDistribution of CHF 0.33 per share from capital contribution reserves
    approved
  oBoard member Prof. Peter Chen re-elected
  o2012 Compensation Report approved on a consultative basis

Muttenz, March 26, 2013 - Today's Annual General Meeting of Clariant AG - a
world leader in specialty chemicals - in Basel was attended by 616
shareholders and representatives of shareholders, accounting for 155'858'480
shares or around 46.95% of the share capital of Clariant, who approved all of
the items on the agenda. Hariolf Kottmann, CEO: "We expect full-year sales
for the 2013 financial year to continue to grow as well as an increase in
year-on-year profitability. We intend to generate additional growth by
continuing to implement strategic initiatives and by increasing our focus on
innovations. Recent investments will also contribute towards generating growth
and increasing margins."

The Annual General Meeting approved the Annual Report as well as the annual
and consolidated financial statements for the 2012 financial year with 99.73%
of the votes, discharged the Board of Directors and the Board of Management
for their actions with 93.7% of the votes, and determined the appropriation of
the profit accumulated in 2012 as well as the distribution of reserves from
capital contributions with 99.79% of the votes. In addition, 71.81% of the
votes were in favor of approving the company's 2012 Compensation Report on a
consultative basis.

Professor Peter Chen was re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors for
a further three years.

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG was re-elected as the auditor for 2013.

Corporate Media Relations             Investor Relations
Kai Rolker                            Ulrich Steiner

Tel.: +41 61 469 63 63                Tel.: +41 61 469 67 45
kai.rolker@clariant.com               ulrich.steiner@clariant.com
Claudia Kamensky                      Siegfried Schwirzer

Tel.: +41 61 469 63 63                Tel.: +41 61 469 67 49
claudia.kamensky@clariant.com         siegfried.schwirzer@clariant.com
www.clariant.com

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in
Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland, and employed 21,202 employees as at December
31, 2012. Clariant produced a turnover of CHF 6,038 billion with its operating
activities in the 2012 financial year. These activities comprise the following
seven business units: Additives, Catalysis & Energy, Functional Materials,
Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Masterbatches, Oil & Mining Services, and
Pigments. Clariant's strategy is based upon four strategic pillars: the
profitability of core businesses, research and development in addition to
innovation, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and the repositioning of the
portfolio.

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