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AkzoNobel has successfully completed the submission of 150 chemical substances that fall under the scope of the REACH regulations (second phase), and which required registration by June 2013.
AkzoNobel has supplied high performance coatings systems for half of the stadiums being used at this month’s FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil.
AkzoNobel's prestigious Science Award program officially honoured its first North American recipient yesterday when Carnegie Mellon University Professor Krzysztof (Kris) Matyjaszewski, Ph.D. was recognized for his cutting-edge polymer chemistry research.
AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies.
AkzoNobel has entered into a three-year partnership with the Cruyff Foundation in order to support the organization’s projects to make sport more accessible to children all over the world.
AkzoNobel intends to concentrate its Dutch-based management personnel in a new office building in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam from the end of 2015.
AkzoNobel today announced the appointment of Marten Booisma as the company’s new Executive Committee Member responsible for Human Resources. He will officially take up the position of Chief Human Resource Officer on October 1st.
At today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), shareholders of Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) adopted the company’s 2012 financial statements and agreed that the 2012 financial year dividend would be €1.45 (2011: €1.45) per common share. An interim dividend of €0.33 was paid in November 2012, which means the final payment will be €1.12 per share.
Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) today reported a 7 percent revenue decrease in the first quarter compared with the same period last year. This was due to weak demand in European markets and divestments. Operating income for Q1 was 8 percent lower at €217 million. The acceleration of AkzoNobel’s performance improvement program is progressing toward achieving the full EBITDA benefit of €500 million a year early, as announced at the strategy update in February 2013.
AkzoNobel has today finalized the $1.05 billion sale of its North American Decorative Paints business to US-based PPG Industries, Inc. The deal was announced on December 14, 2012.
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