16. Significant Shareholdings of 3% or More of Total Share Capital

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Based on the notifications received by Clariant and published by SIX Exchange Regulation, as at 31 December 2017 the following shareholders held more than 3% 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 SIX Swiss Exchange reporting platform: www.six-exchange-regulation.com/en/home/publications/significant-shareholders.html

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).

On 31 December 2016, the following shareholders held a participation of 3% or more of the total share capital: Group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG: 13.89%, thereof (as a separate sub-group): Blue Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld, 82064 Grossdingharting (Germany) and Maple Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld, 82064 Grossdingharting (Germany): 3.73%); APG Asset Management N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands: 5.01%; Black Rock Inc., New York: 3.08%; Cymbria, (Canada): 3.06%, Citadel: 3.02%; Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway): 3.003%, UBS Funds Management (Switzerland) AG: 3.001%.

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