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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Claudia Kamensky Siegfried Schwirzer Tel.: +41 61 469 63 63 Tel.: +41 61 469 67 49 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Press release english ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1688345
Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : AGM Statement
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