Cognis Care Chemicals Names Connell Brothers Company Thailand As New Distribution Agency

December 16, 2010 — Personal & Home Care,

Bangkok, December 16, 2010 – Connell Brothers (CBC) announced today that Cognis Thai Ltd., a leading supplier of innovative, environmentally sound products and formulations for the home and personal care markets as well as for industrial and institutional cleaning, will be using CBC Thailand as their new distribution agency, effective January 1, 2011.

Connell Brothers  (Thailand), Ltd. will represent the comprehensive portfolio of Cognis Care Chemicals products comprised of surfactants and specialties and also offer our customers innovative formulation know-how coupled with solutions – including market-ready concepts – that precisely match consumer needs.

About Connell Brothers

Connell Brothers, based in San Francisco, is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is among the largest international marketers and distributors of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Pacific Rim. With over 100 years in Asia and a keen focus on technical service, customer support and quality control, CBC provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution through its 35 offices located throughout Asia.

About Cognis

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and provides value adding solutions and products based on renewable raw materials. The company serves the food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.