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2016-09-08

AkzoNobel NV: AkzoNobel names Thierry Vanlancker as future head of Specialty Chemicals

September 8, 2016

AkzoNobel has named Thierry F.J. Vanlancker as the future Executive Committee
member responsible for Specialty Chemicals, effective February 1, 2017. He
will succeed Werner Fuhrmann, who has decided to retire from the company next
year, after 37 years of service.

Vanlancker, a Belgian national, was most recently President - Fluoroproducts
for Chemours, the spin-off company of DuPont's chemical businesses formed in
2015. He joined DuPont in 1988 and has held a number of senior positions both
in Europe and the US.

Commenting on the announcement, AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner said: "We are
delighted to have such an experienced chemical industry professional as
Thierry join AkzoNobel. We look forward to him building on the fantastic
momentum Werner has achieved, taking the Specialty Chemicals business to new
levels."

Vanlancker added: "I am delighted to be taking up this role at AkzoNobel, a
company I greatly admire. I am looking forward to helping the company and the
Specialty Chemicals business achieve its vision of delivering leading
performance and profitable growth."

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About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and
inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major
producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential
protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed
by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable
technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing
planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries,
while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens,
International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in
sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while
creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

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Image - Thierry Vanlancker
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Media Release - AkzoNobel
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