Press release
Health Care
September 1, 2016

Evonik creates alliance with Univar for distribution of its amino acids in Europe

Effective from May 1, 2016, the supply of Evonik amino acids for dietary supplements, sports nutrition, flavors and cosmetics is managed across much of Europe by Univar. Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of chemicals, specialty ingredients, and related services.

As Dr. Thomas Hermann, Head of the Pharma & Food Ingredients Product Line at Evonik, explains: "We aim to provide our customers with expert advice, tailored to their specific needs. With this in mind, we have decided to task Univar, an experienced global player, with the distribution of our amino acids for application in dietary supplements, sports nutrition, flavors, and cosmetics."

Univar is well established in these segments, with a broad product offering – making it an ideal strategic partner. Evonik’s amino acids are an excellent fit for this portfolio. Furthermore, Dr. Axel Schröder, Head of Sales & Services EMEA at Evonik Health Care, emphasizes: "Our European customers benefit from Univar’s strong local presence, quality-centered mindset, skilled technical support and sales organization."

Company information
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.

About Nutrition & Care
The Nutrition & Care segment is led by Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and contributes to fulfilling basic human needs. That includes applications for everyday consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care. This segment employed about 7,000 employees, and generated sales of around
€4.9 billion in 2015.

About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM.

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.