Solvay S.A. : Solvay successfully completes the second REACH registration phase

  Solvay S.A. : Solvay successfully completes the second REACH registration
                                    phase

Brussels, June 3,  2013 --- Solvay  announced today that  it has  successfully 
completed the registration  of its  161 chemical substances  concerned by  the 
second tonnage  band  under REACH.  This  phase of  the  registration  process 
mobilized a team of approximately one hundred people within the Group.

"With the completion of  this second phase, we  can now provide our  customers 
with exhaustive data enabling them to use our products under the best possible
conditions. REACH represents a  fantastic opportunity to  give new impetus  to 
our innovation, to substitute some of our products and to orient our  business 
activities towards  a more  sustainable type  of chemistry,"  explains  Gerard 
Collette, Industrial Director of Solvay.

In line with its commitment to  Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)  and, 
more particularly, its  focus on  product safety, Solvay  has supported  REACH 
from the outset and  rapidly took steps to  respect and perform the  different 
duties imposed by these regulations.  Solvay's teams are now mobilized  around 
the successful completion of the third  REACH registration phase in June  2018 
that will concern  some 400  chemical substances manufactured  or imported  in 
quantities of between 1 and 100 metric tons per year.

As an international chemical  group,SOLVAYassists industries in finding  and 
implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group  is 
firmly committed  to sustainable  development and  focused on  innovation  and 
operational excellence. Solvay serves  diversified markets, generating 90%  of 
its turnover in  activities where it  is one of  the top three  worldwide.The 
group  is  headquartered  in  Brussels,  employs  about29,000  people  in  55 
countries and generated  12.4 billioneuros in  net sales in  2012. Solvay  SA 
(SOLB.BE) is listed onNyse Euronextin Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB
- Reuters: SOLBt.BR).

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