• 30-JUL-2013

  • SOURCE: Clariant International AG

Clariant Increases Net Income on Improved Margins in 2013 Second Quarter

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced second quarter sales in 2013 from continuing operations of CHF 1.544 billion compared to CHF 1.527 billion in the prior-year period, an increase of 2% in local currencies and 1% in Swiss francs. EBITDA margin before exceptional items amounted to 13.7% compared to 13.1% in Q2 2012. Net result from continuing operations rose to CHF 71 million compared to CHF 55 million in Q2 2012. For full-year 2013, Clariant expects further progress in sales and profitability compared to 2012 by focusing on innovation, growth and continuous cost efficiency. Available material includes headquarter shots, footage of the production unit including laboratory and production shots.