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Chemical distribution specialist Brenntag to be included in German DAX benchmark index from Sept 20

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Chemical distribution specialist Brenntag to be included in German DAX benchmark index from Sept 20

September 06, 2021 - 01:09
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ESSEN, Germany, Sept. 3, 2021 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, will be included in the DAX on September 20, 2021. Brenntag will thus become part of Germany's leading stock index, the composition of which has been expanded from 30 to 40 companies as part of a reform.

Christian Kohlpaintner, Chief Executive Officer Brenntag SE, said: “We are delighted about our inclusion in the expanded DAX. It is an acknowledgment for our achievements and the successful development of our company in recent years. We are proud of this. This success would not have been possible without our more than 17,000 employees. We would therefore like to take this unique moment to thank them for their outstanding commitment and performance. Our thanks also include our investors. Their trust is another important motivator for us.”

The DAX expansion is accompanied by a comprehensive reform: from now on, a company's free float market capitalization as a main indicator determines its inclusion in the index. A criterion that Brenntag safely meets. The Brenntag share has been listed in the MDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2010. During this time, the company's market capitalization has quadrupled and amounts today to more than 13 billion EUR.

Brenntag's objective and strategic focus is to consistently expand its position as the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution. Georg Müller, Chief Financial Officer Brenntag SE: “For us, the DAX inclusion is not an end in itself, but additional motivation. The current development of our company also shows that we are on the right track with our transformation program Project Brenntag which builds a strong basis for future growth.”

About Brenntag:

Brenntag is the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution. The company holds a central role in connecting customers and suppliers of the chemical industry. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, Brenntag has more than 17,000 employees worldwide and operates a network of more than 670 sites in 77 countries. In 2020, Brenntag generated sales of around 11.8 billion EUR. The two global divisions, Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties, provide a full-line portfolio of industrial and specialty chemicals and ingredients as well as tailor-made application, marketing and supply chain solutions, technical and formulation support, comprehensive regulatory know-how, and digital solutions for a wide range of industries. In the field of sustainability, Brenntag pursues specific goals and is committed to sustainable solutions in its own sector and the industries served. Brenntag shares are listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and are included in the MDAX and DAX 50 ESG.