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RNS Number : 9944D  Arxada AG  08 March 2022

Arxada Enhances Customer and Market Focus in Microbial Control



§ Arxada creates Consumer Microbial Control and Industrial Microbial Control
business units to better meet customer needs

§ Jérôme Charton to lead Consumer Microbial Control and Jean-Michel R.
Gauthier to lead Industrial Microbial Control


Basel, Switzerland - 8 March 2022 - Arxada, a global leader in specialty
chemicals, announces that it has created two business units: Consumer
Microbial Control ('CMC') and Industrial Microbial Control ('IMC') from its
existing Microbial Control Solutions ('MCS') business. The new structure
reinforces Arxada's strategy to strengthen its microbial control business and
improve its customer focus following the significant expansion of the business
through the merger with Troy Corporation
(https://www.arxada.com/news/2022-01-05-08-00) and acquisition of Enviro Tech
Chemical Services (https://www.arxada.com/news/2021-12-23) , both completed in
December 2021.


The CMC business will encompass the Hygiene, Home and Personal Care, Wood
Protection, Crop Protection, and Food, Beverage and Water business lines and
will be led by Jérôme Charton. Jérôme joined Arxada from Ecolab, where he
was President of the international organization, with responsibility for the
company's operations outside of North America. During his 12 years with the
company, he successfully managed several businesses including food safety,
water conservation and infection prevention solutions and services. Prior to
this, Jérôme spent 15 years in various commercial and general management
roles in the healthcare industry at companies including Baxter and Abbott.


The IMC business will consist of the Paints and Coatings and Material
Protection business lines, including specialty additives for Plastics, Metal
Working Fluids, and Oil and Gas. The business will be led by Jean-Michel R.
Gauthier, who joins Arxada from AkzoNobel, where he was Vice President /
Managing Director, Marine, Protective & Yacht Coatings. Previously,
Jean-Michel spent over 25 years at DuPont in various R&D, M&A and
business management roles in electronic materials, engineering polymers,
industrial coatings and protective technologies in Europe and the U.S. Most
recently, Jean-Michel was Global Business Director for Kevlar® and Nomex® in
DuPont Protection Technologies.


Both Jérôme and Jean-Michel are members of Arxada's Executive Leadership


These changes will give Arxada a greater focus on key customer and market
needs within the global $15bn+ microbial control industry, in alignment with
its growth strategy. Arxada's businesses benefit from deep customer
relationships, a strong innovation pipeline and industry-leading regulatory
expertise, which are leveraged across each of the end markets that the Company


Marc Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of Arxada, said:

"Arxada has expanded significantly within our first year as an independent
company. Today's changes to our organizational structure will strengthen the
focus of our microbial control businesses, recognizing the different dynamics
of the consumer and industrial markets, in line with our strategic growth
objectives. We will continue to develop innovative solutions to help our
customers protect their products from harmful microorganisms, improve health
and safety and reduce their environmental footprints. I look forward to
working with Jérôme and Jean-Michel to create the broadest range of unique
solutions for our customers in both business units."


The organization of Arxada's Specialty Products Solutions ('SPS') business,
headed by Antje Gerber, remains unaffected by these changes.


- ENDS -


Media Enquiries

 Arxada                                                                      FTI Consulting

 Birgit Gronkowski,                                                          Ann Bartling/Rob Winder

 Head of Communications                                                      Tel: +44 20 3727 1000

 Tel: +41 61 316 8111                                                        Email: Arxada@fticonsulting.com (mailto:Arxada@fticonsulting.com)

 Email: birgit.gronkowski@arxada.com (mailto:birgit.gronkowski@arxada.com)


About Arxada


Arxada, formerly part of Lonza Group, is a global specialty chemicals business
with a world-class offering in Consumer Microbial Control ('CMC'), Industrial
Microbial Control ('IMC') and Specialty Products Solutions ('SPS'). Arxada
provides a broad portfolio of differentiated products targeted at a range of
end markets, supported by its leading regulatory capabilities, IP expertise
and established track record in R&D.


Arxada's CMC business targets five end markets: Hygiene, Home and Personal
Care, Wood Protection, Crop Protection, and Food, Beverage and Water, while
IMC focuses on Paints and Coatings and Material Protection. Both businesses
build on superior regulatory expertise, the broadest set of antimicrobial
agents and the widest range of registrations in the world, which are critical
to maintaining the integrity of their customers' products.


SPS provides complex, high-quality technologies and chemistries to customers
across a range of industries within its three divisions: Performance
Intermediates and Chemicals, Composite Materials and the Custom Development
and Manufacturing Organization.


The three businesses work closely together to provide complementary expertise
and deliver unique, innovative solutions to help customers protect their
products from harmful microorganisms, improve health and safety and reduce
their environmental footprints.


Arxada has a global footprint spanning 26 production sites and 17 R&D
centers, with a world-leading team of 3,800 employees serving customers across
a wide range of industries.


Arxada is owned by Bain Capital Private Equity and Cinven.


To learn more about Arxada, please visit: arxada.com (https://www.arxada.com/)
and Arxada on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/arxada/) .

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