Group structure and shareholders
The registered address of Clariant Ltd is Rothausstrasse 61, CH-4132 Muttenz, Switzerland. The company’s business operations are conducted through Clariant Group companies. Clariant Ltd, a holding company organized under Swiss law, directly or indirectly owns all Clariant Group companies worldwide. Except as described below, these companies’ shares are not publicly traded. The important subsidiaries of Clariant Ltd are listed in Note 34 of the “Notes to the consolidated financial statements of the Clariant Group” (pages 154 to 157). The Group conducts its business through twelve Business Units: Additives, Catalysis & Energy, Detergents & Intermediates, Emulsions, Functional Materials, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Leather Services, Masterbatches, Oil & Mining Services, Paper Specialties, Pigments, and Textile Chemicals. Clariant owns 63.4 percent of the publicly traded company Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd, based in Thane, India, and listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (ISIN INE492A01029, symbol: CLARICHEM) and the National Stock Exchange of India (symbol: CLNINDIA). The company also owns 75 percent of Clariant (Pakistan) Ltd, based in Karachi, Pakistan, and listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange (ISIN PK007670101). In addition, since the entry made on 1 December 2011 of the squeeze out accepted at the extraordinary general meeting of Süd-Chemie AG held on 22 November 2011, Clariant Ltd owns 100 percent of Süd-Chemie AG, which was acquired on 21 April 2011 and is based in Munich, Germany.
Significant shareholdings of 3 percent or more of total share capital
At 31 December 2011 former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG, who had swapped their shares against Clariant shares, were holding in total 15.127 percent of the share capital of Clariant. These shareholders are affiliated with each other because of family or other reasons (especially the Wamsler, Winterstein, Schweighart, and Stockhausen families). In addition, the following shareholders held a participation of 3 percent or more of the total share capital: Fidelity Management & Research, Boston (United States), 5.23 percent (2010: 5.23 percent); Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America – College Retirement Equity Fund (TIAA-CREF), New York (United States), 3.097 percent (2010: < 3 percent); CS Asset Management Funds AG, Zürich (Switzerland), 3.0184 percent (2010: 3.04 percent). No other shareholder was registered as holding 3 percent or more of the total share capital. At 31 December 2010 the following shareholders held a participation of 3 percent or more of the total share capital: AXA, Paris (France), 5.09 percent; Amundi, Paris (France), 3.07 percent. No other shareholder was registered as holding 3 percent or more of the total share capital.
These percentage figures are based on information received from the respective shareholders.
Transactions notified to the Stock Exchange Disclosure Office pursuant to Art. 20 of the Stock Exchange Act can be seen on the SIX Swiss Exchange reporting platform: http://www.six-exchange-regulation.com/obligations/disclosure/major_shareholders_en.html
There are no cross-shareholdings.