Clariant Consolidates Production In India

Switzerland-based Clariant International Ltd. has announced it will move a significant part of
production at its Colour-Chem Ltd. subsidiary located in Thane, India, to another Clariant
production site in Roha, India. The relocation will result in the loss of 500 jobs at Colour-Chem,
and the creation of 60 jobs at the Roha facility. According to the company, the move is being made
in an effort to strengthen Clariants competitiveness, reach expansion goals and consolidate
production at one site.

April 2004