Akzo Nobel NV : AkzoNobel completes divestment of Decorative Paints North America

  Akzo Nobel NV : AkzoNobel completes divestment of Decorative Paints North
                                   America

April 1, 2013

AkzoNobel has today finalized the $1.05 billion sale of its North American
Decorative Paints business to US-based PPG Industries, Inc. The deal was
announced on December 14, 2012.

AkzoNobel continues to have a strong presence in North America through its
Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals businesses, with combined 2012
revenues of close to $3 billion and around 5,000 employees.

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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 50,000 people
around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers
Today(TM).

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