Akzo Nobel NV : David Allen new Head of Integrated Supply Chain for AkzoNobel

Akzo Nobel NV : David Allen new Head of Integrated Supply Chain for AkzoNobel

August 28, 2013

AkzoNobel today announced the appointment of David Allen as the company's new
Head of Integrated Supply Chain. He will officially take up the position on
October 1, 2013.

Allen joins AkzoNobel from China National Bluestar Group, where he has held
the post of Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Prior to joining Bluestar he
previously worked for General Electric Company and Sabic in various
operations, manufacturing and logistics roles. David Allen will report
directly to CEO Ton Büchner.

"We are delighted to have appointed someone of David's calibre and standing,"
said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner. "He brings strong operations, manufacturing
and logistics experience from across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and China.

"His broad experience in our industries combined with his strong track record
in improving operational performance will be a valuable addition to our team
as we continue to take our strategy forward."

Added Allen: "I'm excited to be joining AkzoNobel, a global company with a
strong heritage in manufacturing and distribution and leading market positions
across the world. I look forward to working with the businesses and the
leadership team to help deliver on the company's strategic ambitions."

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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 todelivering leading products and technologies
to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.

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