LyondellBasell Receives EU Antitrust Clearance For Acquisition Of A. Schulman

HOUSTON/LONDON — June 27, 2018 — LyondellBasell — a plastics, chemicals and refining company — today announced that it has received antitrust clearance from the European Commission for its pending acquisition of A. Schulman Inc.

The European Commission’s clearance for the transaction satisfies one of the conditions for the closing of the pending acquisition, which remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including the receipt of other required regulatory clearances and approvals. Shareholders of A. Schulman voted in favor of the transaction on June 14.

As previously announced on February 15, 2018, LyondellBasell and A. Schulman — a global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders — entered into a definitive agreement under which LyondellBasell will acquire A. Schulman for a total consideration of $2.25 billion. The acquisition builds upon LyondellBasell’s existing platform to create a premier Advanced Polymer Solutions business with broad geographic reach, leading technologies and a diverse product portfolio.

The pending acquisition has already been cleared by antitrust regulators in the United States, Brazil, China, Serbia, Turkey and Mexico. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

Posted June 27, 2018

Source: LyondellBasell