Solvay S.A.: Solvay publishes final results of repurchase operation on USD 400 million senior bonds due 2023, and USD 250

Brussels, September 28,  2017 ---  Following the  closing of  the cash  tender 
offer on September 27, 2018, Solvay publishes the final results of the buyback
operation related to the following issuances:

  o USD 400 million 3.5% senior bonds due 2023           
    (CUSIP/ISIN: 232820AJ9/US232820AJ97).
  o USD 250 million 3.95% senior bonds due 2025         
    (CUSIP/ISIN: 232820AK6/US232820AK60).

It intends to repurchase 51% of the outstanding aggregate principal amount  of 
the USD 400 million senior bonds due 2023 for a total amount of $204  million, 
and 34.6% of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the USD 250 million
senior bonds due 2025 for a total amount of $87 million.

The details of the final results are further described in the FOLLOWING LINK.

This announcement does  not constitute  an invitation to  participate in  cash 
tender offers to repurchase the bonds mentioned herein (the "Notes", and  such 
tender offers, the "Offers") in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to
or from whom, it is unlawful to make  such invitation or for there to be  such 
participation under  applicable securities  laws.   The distribution  of  this 
announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law.

The communication of this  announcement and any  other documents or  materials 
relating to the Offers is not being made, and such documents and/or  materials 
have not been approved, by an authorised person for the purposes of section 21
of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended. Accordingly,  such 
documents and/or  materials are  not being  distributed to,  and must  not  be 
passed on to, the general public  in the United Kingdom. The communication  of 
such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to
those  persons  in  the  United  Kingdom  falling  within  the  definition  of 
investment professionals  (as  defined  in  Article  19(5)  of  the  Financial 
Services and Markets  Act 2000  (Financial Promotion) Order  2005, as  amended 
(the "Financial Promotion Order")) or persons who are within Article 43(2)  of 
the Financial Promotion Order  or any other persons  to whom it may  otherwise 
lawfully be made under  the Financial Promotion  Order (such persons  together 
being the  "Relevant Persons").  The  Offers are  only available  to  Relevant 
Persons and  the  transactions  contemplated  in  this  announcement  will  be 
available only  to,  or engaged  in  only  with, Relevant  Persons,  and  this 
announcement and any other documents  and/or materials produced in  connection 
with the  Offers must  not  be relied  or acted  upon  by persons  other  than 
Relevant Persons.

The Offers  are not  being made,  directly  or indirectly,  to the  public  in 
Belgium.  Neither  this  announcement nor  any  other documents  or  materials 
relating to  the  Offers have  been  submitted to  or  will be  submitted  for 
approval  or  recognition  to  the  Belgian  Financial  Services  and  Markets 
Authority (Autoriteit yoor Financiële Diensten en Markten / Financial Services
and Market Authority) and, accordingly, the Offers may not be made in  Belgium 
by way of a public offering,  as defined in Articles 3, §  1, 1° and 6 of  the 
Belgian Law of  1 April 2007  on public takeover  bids (the "Belgian  Takeover 
Law") as amended or replaced from  time to time.  Accordingly, the Offers  may 
not be  advertised and  the Offers  will  not be  extended, and  neither  this 
announcement nor  any other  documents  or materials  relating to  the  Offers 
(including any  memorandum,  information  circular, brochure  or  any  similar 
documents) has been  or shall be  distributed or made  available, directly  or 
indirectly, to  any person  in  Belgium other  than "qualified  investors"  as 
referred to in Article 6,  § 3 of the Belgian  Takeover Law and as defined  in 
Article 10  of  the Belgian  Law  of  16 June  2006  on the  public  offer  of 
investment instruments and the admission to trading of investment  instruments 
on a regulated  market (as amended  from time  to time), acting  on their  own 
account.  Insofar as Belgium is concerned, this announcement have been  issued 
only for the personal use of the above qualified investors and exclusively for
the purpose  of the  Offers. Accordingly,  the information  contained in  this 
announcement may not be used for any  other purpose or disclosed to any  other 
person in Belgium.

The Offers are not being  made, directly or indirectly,  to the public in  the 
Republic of  France  ("France").   Neither this  announcement  nor  any  other 
documents  or  materials  relating  to  the  Offers  have  been  or  shall  be 
distributed to  the public  in France  and only  (i) providers  of  investment 
services relating to  portfolio management  for the account  of third  parties 
(personnes fournissant le service d'investissement de gestion de  portefeuille 
pour  compte  de  tiers)   and/or  (ii)  qualified  investors   (investisseurs 
qualifiés) other than  individuals, acting  on their  own account  and all  as 
defined in, and in accordance with,  Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1  of 
the French Code  Monétaire et Financier,  are eligible to  participate in  the 
Offers.  This announcement and any other document or material relating to  the 
Offers have not been and will not  be submitted for clearance to nor  approved 
by the Autorité des marchés financiers.

None of the  Offers, this  announcement or  any other  documents or  materials 
relating to  the  Offers have  been  or will  be  submitted to  the  clearance 
procedure of the Commissione Nazionale per  le Società e la Borsa  ("CONSOB"). 
The Offers are being carried out in  the Republic of Italy as exempted  offers 
pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of the Legislative Decree No.  58 
of 24 February  1998, as amended  (the "Financial Services  Act") and  article 
35-bis, paragraph 4 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended.
Noteholders, or beneficial  owners of  the Notes, can  tender some  or all  of 
their Notes  pursuant  to  the  Offers through  authorised  persons  (such  as 
investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct  such 
activities in  Italy in  accordance with  the Financial  Services Act,  CONSOB 
Regulation No. 16190 of  29 October 2007,  as amended from  time to time,  and 
Legislative Decree No. 385 of September 1, 1993, as amended) and in compliance
with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or
any other Italian authority. Each intermediary must comply with the applicable
laws and regulations  concerning information duties  vis-à-vis its clients  in 
connection with the Notes or the Offers.

Neither this announcement nor the electronic transmission thereof  constitutes 
an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Notes (and tenders  of 
Notes  for  purchase  pursuant  to  the  Offers  will  not  be  accepted  from 
Noteholders) in  any circumstances  in  which such  offer or  solicitation  is 

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