AkzoNobel Capital Markets Day 2014

March 11, 2014 AkzoNobel will today host a Capital Markets Day in London. The event is intended to give analysts and investors further insights into the operational strategies AkzoNobel is pursuing in its three Business Areas and will feature an introduction from CEO Ton Büchner as well as presentations from the responsible Executive Committee members and from CFO Keith Nichols. Previewing the event, CEO Ton Büchner commented: "At our previous Capital Markets Day a year ago we introduced a new company-wide vision and strategy, as well as financial targets for 2015 focused on quality of earnings and value creation. A year on, we are on track to achieve these goals, and today I am looking forward to providing more color on the operational strategies we are implementing in our three Business Areas under the leadership of my Executive Committee colleagues Ruud Joosten (Decorative Paints), Conrad Keijzer (Performance Coatings) and Werner Fuhrmann (Specialty Chemicals)." The event starts at 12:30 GMT and can be followed live online via AkzoNobel's website. The presentations will be available on the site from 12:30 GMT. - - - AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world. Not for publication - for more information Corporate Media Relations T +31 20 502 7833 Contacts: Stephen Hufton, Diana Abrahams Corporate Investor Relations T + 31 20 502 7854 Contact: Sheryl Stokes Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements which address key issues such as AkzoNobel's growth strategy, future financial results, market positions, product development, products in the pipeline and product approvals. Such statements should be carefully considered, and it should be understood that many factors could cause forecasted and actual results to differ from these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, developments in raw material and personnel costs, pensions, physical and environmental risks, legal issues, and legislative, fiscal, and other regulatory measures. Stated competitive positions are based on management estimates supported by information provided by specialized external agencies. For a more comprehensive discussion of the risk factors affecting our business please see our latest annual report, a copy of which can be found on our website www.akzonobel.com AkzoNobel Press Release: http://hugin.info/130660/R/1767630/600593.pdf This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Akzo Nobel NV via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1767630]