Arkema CEO Wants to Keep Company Independent, Investir Reports

July 7 (Bloomberg) -- Arkema SA will seek to stay independent and focus on its own growth strategy, Chief Executive Officer Thierry Le Henaff told Investir.

Le Henaff declined to comment on reports of takeover approaches that caused the stock of the French maker of specialty chemicals and additives to jump yesterday, according to the weekly.

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