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06/18/2014

Brenntag establishes entity in Nigeria

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has established Brenntag Chemicals Nigeria Ltd., located in Lagos, Nigeria. The country is currently ranking number one in terms of Gross Domestic Product in Africa and is one of the world’s largest producers of Oil & Gas. It holds a great potential for the distribution of chemicals in the Oil & Gas sector and also serves as a regional and pan-African production center for many industries such as Paint, Cosmetics, Food & Agriculture and Water Treatment.

“We have been exporting to Nigeria for over 30 years and now expand our local business. For us Nigeria is a key market in the region. With this new entity, which we established closely working together with our subsidiary the Multisol Group, focused on high value fuel and lubricant additives, we want to improve our services to customers and suppliers in the region also by offering warehouse services locally. By establishing this legal entity we will also improve our service capabilities to the lubricants additives market”, says Karsten Beckmann, CEO Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa.

With a local presence Brenntag increases its market position and will be able to understand the local needs of customers even better. Brenntag already has offices in the Maghreb region, Ghana and South Africa.

About Brenntag:
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 480 locations in more than 70 countries. In 2013, the company, which has a global workforce of more than 13,000, generated sales of EUR 9.8 billion (USD 13.0 billion). Brenntag is the link between chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 170,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.

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Hubertus Spethmann
Brenntag AG
Corporate Communications
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Germany
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Brenntag AG
Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
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Germany
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Brenntag AG
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	Hubertus Spethmann

Hubertus Spethmann Brenntag AG Vice President Corporate Communications +49 208 7828-0