Disposal of Synthomer Leuna GmbH facility

London, 02.01.2018

Synthomer plc (LSE:SYNT) ('Synthomer' or the 'Group'), a leading speciality chemicals company, today announces that it has sold its Leuna site in Germany to Alberdingk Boley Gmbh for an undisclosed price.

The site will continue to manufacture products for Synthomer for an initial period prior to transferring the manufacture of product to the remaining Synthomer network.

The Leuna site was acquired as part of the Hexion PAC acquisition in 2016. The ongoing operational savings related to the sale of the site form the final part of the Group’s $12m synergy target relating to that acquisition. Accordingly the sale, which completed on 1 January 2018, will conclude the integration of Hexion PAC into the Synthomer Group.

Calum MacLean, Chief Executive Officer, Phone: +44 (0)1279 436211
Stephen Bennett, Chief Financial Officer, Phone: +44 (0)1279 436211
Charles Armitstead, Teneo Blue Rubicon, Phone: +44 (0)20 3603 5220 

About Synthomer:
Synthomer develops and markets polymers used in a wide range of industries to create and enhance everyday consumer products. It holds leading positions in their chosen markets and have a proven record to generate added value to its customers through in-depth application know-how and strong R&D support.