Kemira Oyj: Kemira closes the acquisition of BASF's global AKD emulsion business

   Kemira Oyj: Kemira closes the acquisition of BASF's global AKD emulsion
                                   business

Kemira Oyj
Press release
May 6, 2014 at 12.00 pm (CET +1)

Kemira Oyj has on May 5, 2014 closed the acquisition of BASF's global AKD
emulsion business announced on February 27, 2014. AKD is an alkyl ketene dimer
based sizing agent, which impacts paper and board hydrophobicity or water
resistance. The acquisition strengthens Kemira's position in offering sizing
products for the paper industry especially on the continental European market.

The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement.


For more information, please contact:

Leena Lie
SVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Tel: + 358 40 745 7943
leena.lie@kemira.com

Kenneth Nystén
SVP, RBU Paper EMEA
Tel: +49 151 5440 7955
kenneth.nysten@kemira.com

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Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive
industries. We provide expertise and chemicals that improve our customers'
water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil &
gas, mining and water treatment. In 2013, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.2
billion and around 4,500 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com



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