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LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft, DE0005470405

LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft, DE0005470405

14.02.2021 - 00:46:58

LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft: LANXESS signs contract to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical

Ad hoc according to Art. 17 paragraph 1 MMVO

LANXESS signs contract to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical

Cologne, February 14, 2021 - Specialty chemicals company LANXESS signed an agreement to acquire US-based Emerald Kalama Chemical from affiliates of American Securities LLC. Emerald Kalama Chemical is one of the leading global manufacturers of specialty chemicals especially for the consumer segment.

Emerald Kalama employs worldwide approximately 500 employees and runs three production sites. The company reported 2020 sales of around USD 425 million and EBITDA pre exceptionals of approximately USD 90 million. Around 45 percent of its turnover is generated in North America.

The enterprise value amounts to USD 1,075 million. The transaction will be financed by LANXESS existing liquidity. Closing of the transaction is anticipated in the second half of 2021 and subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.

By acquiring Emerald Kalama Chemical, LANXESS strengthens its specialty chemical portfolio especially in the Consumer Protection segment and would materially expand into the growth markets food and animal nutrition.

Cologne, February 14, 2021

Forward-Looking Statements This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

Contact: Andr? Simon LANXESS AG Head of Investor Relations Kennedyplatz 1 50569 K?ln, Deutschland Telefon: +49 221 8885-3494 Fax: +49 221 8885-4944 E-Mail: andre.simon@lanxess.com

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Language: English Company: LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft Kennedyplatz 1 50569 Cologne

Germany Phone: +49 (0)221 8885-3494 Fax: +49 (0)221 8885-4944 E-mail: ir@lanxess.com Internet: www.lanxess.com ISIN: DE0005470405 WKN: 547040 Indices: MDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 1167850 ? End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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