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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 in India under Stock ID »CLNINDIA«, ISIN No. INE492A01029, with a market capitalization of INR 8 495 255 754 (approx. CHF 101 839 000).

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 2020.

The Group conducts its business through seven Business Units: ; ; Functional Minerals; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Oil and Mining Services; as well as the Business Unit (until the completion of the divestment effective 1 July 2020), and the Business Unit (held for sale) and reports its continuing operations in the following three : Care Chemicals; Catalysis; and Natural Resources (including Additives).

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 of 31 December 2020, the following shareholders held 3% or more of voting rights in Clariant Ltd:



Voting rights

SABIC International Holdings B.V., Sittard, The Netherlands,
controlled by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF),
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



APG Asset Management N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands



BlackRock Inc., New York, United States



Blue Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Am Holzmaierfeld,
82064 Strasslach-Dingharting, Germany, and
Maple Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, 82057 Icking, Germany2




SABIC acquired 24.99% of the shares of Clariant Ltd on 17 September 2018, and increased its participation by 6.51% to 31.5% on 9 September 2020. The difference between this figure (i.e. 31.5%) and the above-mentioned 32.22% corresponds to the amount of treasury shares held by Clariant Ltd, which have to be aggregated to the shares held by SABIC solely for regulatory disclosure purposes due to the Governance Agreement entered into by SABIC and Clariant on 17 September 2018.


According to a disclosure notification published on 18 December 2018, a group consisting of Konstantin Winterstein, 80333 Munich, Germany, and Elisabeth Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 80333 Munich, Germany, was formed.

Disclosure notifications during the financial year 2020 reported to the Stock Exchange Disclosure Office pursuant to Article 120 of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Act (FMIA) as well as further information in relation to disclosure notifications can be found on the .

At 31 December 2020 Clariant AG itself held 2 385 509 shares in treasury, corresponding to 0.72% of the share capital.


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Business Area

For the financial reporting, Clariant grouped its businesses in three core Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, and Natural Resources. View entire glossary