Brenntag North America, Inc. Names New President of Northeast

Reading, PA - Mr. William A. Fidler, President of Brenntag North America, Inc., one of the leading chemical distributors in North America, announces that Mr. Markus Klähn has been appointed President of Brenntag Northeast effective August 1, 2007.

He succeeds Anthony J. Gerace, who earlier this year was promoted to Senior Vice President of Brenntag North America, Inc.

Markus Klähn has an outstanding record of achievement within Brenntag. He started his career in Corporate Development with Stinnes, former owner of Brenntag, in 1994 where he led numerous strategic projects for Brenntag.

In 1999 he served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Brenntag North America, Inc. and played an important role in the successful integration of HCI into Brenntag in 2000. In 2002 Markus Klähn returned to Germany as the Head of Corporate Development and IT for Brenntag before moving to Houston in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer of Brenntag Latin America, Inc.

In 2006, Brenntag succeeded worldwide again in underpinning its position as a globally leading chemical distributor. The company recorded external sales of US$ 7.6 billion (EUR 6.1 billion). Brenntag operates more than 300 locations with more than 10,000 people in over 50 countries. Underlying the company’s strong position in world markets, Brenntag is committed to providing value to its customers and suppliers through superior supply chain logistics, single sourcing and value-added-services. To its suppliers and customers alike, Brenntag offers, both in Europe and the Americas, an unrivalled, extensive and state-of-the-art distribution network for industrial and specialty chemicals.