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01.07.2019 – 11:10

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Brenntag EMEA distributes Borregaard's SoftAcid® and Neubacid® Soft products to animal feed industry

Dear all, Please find attached Brenntag EMEA's press release regarding the agreement with Borregaard on the purchase, licence production and distribution of the SoftAcid® and Neubacid® Soft products to the European animal feed industry. For further information please see the press release. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. Best regards, Hubertus Spethmann

Essen, July 1, 2019

Brenntag EMEA distributes Borregaard's SoftAcid® and Neubacid® Soft products to animal feed industry

Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH), the global market leader in chemical distribution, is the preferred partner for the purchase, licence production and distribution of Borregaard's SoftAcid® and Neubacid® Soft products to the European animal feed industry. The agreement covers the following countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Serbia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, UK, Ireland, Ukraine, Switzerland and Austria.

Wouter Vullings, Marketing Manager Animal Nutrition, Brenntag EMEA: "Brenntag Animal Nutrition is committed to provide its customers with products and services that are safe, secure and of a consistently high quality. For organic acids to be increasingly used in livestock feedstuffs, there is a need for an improved and sustainable product. SoftAcid and Neubacid Soft products meet all these requirements and expectations and thus is an ideal complementation of our animal nutrition product portfolio."

Neubacid Soft products are based on the raw material lignin, the binding agent in wood and thus a natural polymer. As an additive it reduces the corrosiveness of organic acids without reducing the effectivity. In addition, Neubacid Soft provides a clear inhibition of bacterial colonization and a reduction of biofilm adhesion.

Tom Stylo, Business Manager Borregaard LignoTech: "Brenntag as a proven industry leader is the right partner to promote the advantages of the SoftAcid technology to the animal nutrition industry. Brenntag understands the complexity of the animal feed chain and has an experienced team of experts and technicians to devise customized, tailor-made solutions with our natural, sustainable products for the customers."

About Brenntag:

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 580 locations in 76 countries and a workforce of more than 16,600 employees. In 2018, the company generated sales of EUR 12.6 billion (USD 14.8 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With more than 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 195,000 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.

About Borregaard LignoTech:

Borregaard LignoTech is the world's leading supplier of lignin-based binding and dispersing agents - sustainable alternatives to oil-based chemicals. Borregaard LignoTech's organisation has over 60 years of experience in speciality chemicals, lignins and lignosulfonates. The company's environmentally friendly products are used as dispersing agents in concrete, textile dyes, agrochemicals, batteries and ceramic products and as binding agents in animal feeds, briquetting and various dust suppression applications. A global network of production facilities and sales offices assures the very best local service and competence.

Borregaard LignoTech is part of the Borregaard Group which operates the world's most advanced biorefinery. By using natural, sustainable raw materials, Borregaard produces advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals and biomaterials that replace oil-based products. The Borregaard Group is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has 1100 employees in plants and sales offices in 16 countries around the world. The company's operating revenues were NOK 4.8 billion in 2018, selling to over 100 countries worldwide. For more information about Borregaard, please see www.borregaard.com

Press contact: 	
Hubertus Spethmann	
Brenntag AG	
Corporate Communications	
Messeallee 11	
45131 Essen	
Germany	
Telephone: +49 (201) 6496-1732	
E-Mail: hubertus.spethmann@brenntag.de 	
http://www.brenntag.com