through dedicated research and development work, as well as numerous acquisitions.
Our new business organization will prove beneficial to us in terms of the delivery of chemicals to our customers, in
our development of services and tailored solutions and our pursuit of close customer relationships. The fundamental
part of the structural change is the creation of global shared practices and business processes. Our operations have been divided into four geographical areas: North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. Our corporate functions, EHSQ (Environment, Health, Safety, Quality) included, serve all of our segments globally.