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Akzo Nobel appoints Ton Geurts as Director of Purchasing

PRESS RELEASE: Akzo Nobel today announced the corporate appointment of Ton Geurts as Director of Purchasing. Geurts joins Akzo Nobel following a successful career at DSM, where he served in a wide variety of senior positions.

Arnhem, the Netherlands, February 1, 2007 — Akzo Nobel today announced the corporate appointment of Ton Geurts as Director of Purchasing.

Geurts joins Akzo Nobel following a successful career at DSM, where he served in a wide variety of senior positions in legal counselling, purchasing and business and program management.

Frohn, Akzo Nobel’s Chief Financial Officer, Board responsible for purchasing, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ton Geurts to Akzo Nobel. He brings to the position of Director of Purchasing an enviable track record in purchasing. This appointment underlines our commitment to ensuring Akzo Nobel is ‘fit for the future’.”

Geurts: “I am very pleased to be joining the company, particularly at this exciting moment of change for the organization. Purchasing is a fundamental driver for profitability and I am looking forward to contributing to the success of Akzo Nobel.”