Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Switzerland. As per year-end 2012 Clariant employed 21,202 people. In the financial year 2012, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6’038 million for continuing businesses. The EBITDA before exceptionals amounted to CHF 817 million, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 13,5%. The net income was CHF 238 million, with a dividend of CHF 0,33 per share. Clariant generates 35% of its turnover in Europe and 50% in emerging markets as per end 2012. The company reports in four Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, Plastics & Coatings.