Lonza Group AG: U.S. Distribution for Lonza Materials Protection Products Increases Following KODA’s Acquisition of E.W.

  Lonza Group AG: U.S. Distribution for Lonza Materials Protection Products
  Increases Following KODA’s Acquisition of E.W. Kaufmann

Business Wire

ALLENDALE, N.J. -- July 19, 2013

Lonza's long-time distribution partner, KODA has completed the acquisition of
E.W. Kaufmann, a provider to the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers
(CASE) markets. Lonza Materials Protection customers will now benefit from a
new, broader distribution arrangement with the KODA Distribution Group in the
United States.

Lonza Materials Protection provides antimicrobials and preservatives to help
protect CASE products as well as lubricants and metalworking fluids from
fungi, bacteria and other contaminants.

"We are pleased that KODA has expanded its distribution network to encompass
E.W. Kaufmann," said Julie Gallucci, Head of NAFTA for Lonza Materials
Protection. "All five companies within the KODA Group offer our shared
customers deep technical expertise and market knowledge, making them an
excellent partner."

Under the newly expanded scope of the KODA Group, E.W. Kaufmann will represent
Lonza in the CASE market in the Northeast, while another KODA company, Monson,
will only represent Lonza in the metalworking fluid markets throughout the
U.S. Monson will transition their Lonza CASE accounts to E.W. Kaufmann as of
September 1^st.

The five member companies of the KODA Distribution Group and their respective
markets and territories include the following: P.T. Hutchins - CASE West
Coast; Ribelin - CASE Southwest and Southeast; GMZ - CASE Ohio Valley/Midwest;
Monson - MWF all of U.S.; and E.W. Kaufmann - CASE Northeast.

Contact:

KODA Distribution Group
Eileen Little, 972-535-1244
elittle@kodadistribution.com
www.kodadistribution.com