SOURCE: Pink Sheets LLC

January 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Akzo Nobel Acquires Imperial Chemicals Industries (ICI): ICI's U.S. ADR Program Terminated

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - Pink Sheets announced today that Imperial Chemical Industries' (ICI) U.S. ADR program, which was traded on International OTCQX under symbol ICIYY, was terminated as a result of its recent acquisition by Akzo Nobel N.V, which also trades on International OTCQX under symbol AKZOY. The acquisition makes Akzo Nobel the world's largest paint and coatings company with a 14 percent total market share.

About Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel is a diversified multinational group of companies with activities in pharma, coatings and chemicals. The pharma group manufactures products for both the human and animal healthcare markets, including oral contraceptives, antidepressants, infertility treatments and veterinary vaccines. The coatings group includes car refinishes, decorative coatings, industrial activities, industrial finishes, marine and protective coatings, and powder coatings. The chemicals group includes base chemicals, energy, functional chemicals, polymer chemicals, pulp and paper chemicals, salt and surface chemistry. Akzo Nobel is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and recently acquired Imperial Chemicals Industries PLC (ICI), making Akzo Nobel the world's largest paint and coatings company.

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