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 64.24% of the publicly traded company Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd, based in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, India, and listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (ISIN INE492A01029, symbol: CLARICHEM) and the National Stock Exchange of India (symbol: CLNINDIA).

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

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

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 2015 the following shareholders held more than 3% of voting rights in Clariant Ltd:



Voting rights


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
Karl, Dr. Wamsler, Germany
Irene W. Banning, USA
Susanne Wamsler-Singer, Austria
Caroline A., Dr. Wamsler, USA
Amelie Ratjen, Germany
Christof Ratjen, Germany
Christopher Weithauer, Germany
Johanna Bechtle, Germany
Kaspar Bechtle, Germany
Luisa Redetzki, Germany
Karl T. Banning, USA
Schuyler H. Joerger, USA

Konstantin Alfred Winterstein, Germany
Max-Theodor, Dr. Schweighart, Germany
Peter, Dr. Schweighart, Germany
Moritz Ostenrieder, Germany
Christian Ratjen, Germany
Bettina Wamsler, Germany
Pauline Joerger, USA
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, USA


According to a disclosure notification published on 18 January 2013, a group consisting of Konstantin Alfred 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 13.89 % mentioned under footnote 1, but form a separate sub-group.

Group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG 1



Thereof (as a separate sub-group): Blue Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld, 82064 Grossdingharting (Germany) and Maple Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld, 82064 Grossdingharting (Germany)2



APG Asset Management N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands



Cymbria, Canada
EdgePoint Global Portfolio, Canada
EdgePoint Canadian Growth and Income Portfolio, Canada
EdgePoint Canadian Portfolio, Canada
EdgePoint Global Growth and Income Portfolio, Canada
St. James Place Global Equity Unit Trust, UK



BlackRock Inc., New York



Disclosure notifications during the financial year 2015 reported to the Stock Exchange Disclosure Office pursuant to Art. 20 of the Stock Exchange Act1 as well as further information in relation to disclosure notifications can be found on the .

As of 31 December 2015, former shareholders of Süd-Chemie AG, who had exchanged their shares against Clariant shares in April 2011, held a total of 13.89% 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 2015 Clariant AG itself held 9 195 810 shares in treasury, corresponding to 2.77% of the share capital.


There are no cross-shareholdings.

1 Art. 120 Financial Markets Infrastructure Act (FMIA) since 1 January 2016


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. Today, the company reports in four distinct Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. VIEW ENTIRE GLOSSARY