2. Group Structure and Shareholders

2.1. Group structure

The registered address of Clariant Ltd is Rothausstrasse 61, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland. The company’s business operations are conducted through Clariant Group companies. Clariant Ltd, a holding company organized under Swiss law, directly or indirectly owns all Clariant Group companies worldwide. With the exception of Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd, these companies’ shares are not publicly traded. Clariant owns 51% of the publicly traded company Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd, based in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, India, and listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited under Stock ID »CLNINDIA« and having ISIN No. INE492A01029.

The important subsidiaries of Clariant Ltd are listed in of the »Notes to the consolidated financial statements of the Clariant Group« of the Financial Report of the Integrated Report 2017.

The Group conducts its business through seven Business Units (; ; Functional Minerals; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; ; Oil & Mining Services; ) and reports in the following four : Care Chemicals; Catalysis; Natural Resources; Plastics & Coatings.

2.2. Significant shareholdings of 3% or more of total share capital

Based on the notifications received by Clariant and published by SIX Exchange Regulation, as at 31 December 2017 the following shareholders held 3% or more of voting rights in Clariant Ltd:




Voting rights


As of 31 December 2017 White Tale Holdings LP held 20.00% and subsequently increased their shareholding to 25.15%.
On 25 January 2018, SABIC International Holdings B.V., Sittard, The Netherlands, controlled by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, acquired, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals, a 24.99% stake in Clariant Ltd previously held by White Tale Holdings LP resp. Corvex Holdings LLC resp. 40 North Latitude Master Fund Ltd. Thus SABIC has become Clariant Ltd’s largest shareholder.


The following former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG form a group:


Wilhelm, Dr. Winterstein, Germany
Dolf, Dr. Stockhausen, Switzerland
Axel, Dr. Schweighart, Germany
Rosemarie Schweighart, Germany
Dominique Kraus, Germany
Estate Karl, Dr. Wamsler, Germany
Irene W. Banning, United States
Susanne Wamsler-Singer, Austria
Caroline A., Dr. Wamsler, United States
Amelie Ratjen, Germany
Christof Ratjen, Germany
Christopher Weithauer, Germany
Johanna Bechtle, Germany
Kaspar Bechtle, Germany
Luisa Redetzki, Germany
Karl T. Banning, United States
Schuyler H. Joerger, United States

Konstantin Alfred Winterstein, Germany
Max-Theodor, Dr. Schweighart, Germany
Peter, Dr. Schweighart, Germany
Moritz Ostenrieder, Germany
Christian Ratjen, Germany
Bettina Wamsler, Germany
Pauline Joerger, United States
Marianne Kunisch, Germany
Maximilian Ratjen, Germany
Julius Ratjen, Germany
Elisabeth Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Germany
Georg A. Weithauer, Germany
Charlotte Bechtle, Germany
Clara Redetzki, Germany
Marie Redetzki, Germany
Sophia P. Joerger, United States


According to a disclosure notification published on 18 January 2013, a group consisting of Konstantin Winterstein, 80333 München, Germany and Elisabeth Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 80333 München, Germany holds 3.73% partially through Blue Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Grossdingharting (Germany) and partially through Maple Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Grossdingharting (Germany). The 3.73% held by this group are included in the 13.96% mentioned under footnote 2, but build a separate sub-group.

White Tale1
White Tale Holdings LP, Cayman Islands
(Keith Meister; David J. Millstone; David S. Winter)
Corvex Holdings LLC, Cayman Islands
(Keith Meister)
40 North Latitude Master Fund Ltd., New York
(David J. Millstone; David S. Winter)




Group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG2




Thereof (as a separate sub-group): Blue Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld, 82064 Grossdingharting (Germany) and Maple Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld, 82064 Grossdingharting (Germany)3




APG Asset Management N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands




BlackRock Inc., New York




Disclosure notifications during the financial year 2017 reported to the Stock Exchange Disclosure Office pursuant to Art. 120 of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Act (FMIA) as well as further information in relation to disclosure notifications can be found on the .

As of 31 December 2017, former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG, who had exchanged their shares against Clariant shares in April 2011, held a total of 13.96% of the share capital of Clariant Ltd. These shareholders are related to each other for family or other reasons (especially the Wamsler, Winterstein, Schweighart and Stockhausen families).

At 31 December 2017, Clariant AG itself held 2 641 579 shares in treasury, corresponding to 0.8% of the share capital.

3. Cross-shareholdings

There are no cross-shareholdings.


A substance added to products in small quantities to achieve certain properties or to improve a product (Clariant Business Unit Additives). VIEW ENTIRE GLOSSARY


A substance that lowers the activation energy, thereby increasing the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed by the reaction itself (Clariant Business Unit Catalysts). VIEW ENTIRE GLOSSARY


These are plastic additives in the form of granules with dyestuffs or other additives used to dye or alter the properties of natural plastic. VIEW ENTIRE GLOSSARY


Pigments are substances used for coloring; they are used in a technical manner, for example in the manufacture of dyes, varnishes, and plastics. VIEW ENTIRE GLOSSARY

Business Area

In 2013 Clariant adjusted its reporting segments and grouped its businesses with similar end-user markets and growth drivers into four distinct Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. VIEW ENTIRE GLOSSARY