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Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : Acquisition Clariant Oil Services to Acquire Champion

  Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. : Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. :
Acquisition Clariant Oil Services to Acquire Champion Technologies' Deep Water
                            Gulf of Mexico Assets

 Clariant Oil Services to Acquire Champion Technologies' Deep  
                 Water Gulf of Mexico Assets
  
  Acquisition is complementary to Clariant's strategy to         
  develop deep water solutions and to further grow its
  operations in North America

  
Muttenz, April 15, 2013 - Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, has
announced today that it signed an agreement with Ecolab Inc. to acquire
certain of its deep water Gulf of Mexico assets. The divestment of the assets
by Ecolab was a prerequisite by the U.S. Department of Justice for the
approval of the acquisition of Champion Technologies. Financial details of the
acquisition are not being disclosed.

Clariant is entering into a series of agreements with Champion related to its
deep water Gulf of Mexico business. The acquired assets include Champion
Technologies' oil and gas production chemicals services in the deep water Gulf
of Mexico. The transaction is complementary to the company's strategy to
further expand its deep water operations in the region and globally.

"This acquisition is synergistic with our decision to expand Clariant's deep
water business and grow our Oil Services operations in North America, building
upon our investment strategy in the U.S." said John Dunne, Senior Vice
President, Clariant Oil & Mining Services.

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