AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - The Supervisory Board of
AkzoNobel is delighted to announce that CEO Ton Büchner
will resume his duties on Friday, December 7, following a full recovery.
"On behalf of the Supervisory Board and the Executive Committee we welcome
coming back to the office. It has obviously been a testing time for all of
but now Ton is back as expected, leading the company forward and returning
business as usual," said Karel Vuursteen, Chairman of the Supervisory
Commented CEO Ton Büchner: "I am thrilled to return to my post. I am
my team who have taken care of the company so well during my absence. There
great future for AkzoNobel and we are looking forward to updating you on
plans to further improve the company's performance."
AkzoNobel will organize an analyst conference call and media interviews on
Friday, December 14. Supervisory Board member Antony Burgmans, and CEO
Ton Büchner will answer questions relating to this announcement.
On February 20, 2013, AkzoNobel will announce its Q4 and Full Year 2012
and Ton Büchner will give the Strategy Update, postponed from October
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AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major
of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with
innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers
our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux,
International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are
consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.
operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world
committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.
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