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Monday 06 February, 2012

Croda International

Board Appointment

RNS Number : 8693W
Croda International PLC
06 February 2012

6 February 2012


Croda International Plc


Appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Croda International Plc, the speciality chemicals company, is pleased to announce that Keith Layden has been appointed to the Board as an executive director with immediate effect, in the new role of Chief Technology Officer.

Keith joined Croda in 1984 and for the past 7 years has been President of our Enterprise Technology and Actives businesses, where he has overseen significant growth in innovation and expansion into new product areas. Prior to this he held a number of Managing Director roles across our European business. As Chief Technology Officer, Keith will be responsible for accelerating the identification, development, licensing and acquisition of innovative technologies, the global co-ordination of Croda's R&D activities and the development of novel production processes for our major existing core product platforms.

Steve Foots, Croda's Chief Executive, commented,

"Keith's appointment to the Board is recognition of the importance the capture of external technologies is to our short and medium term growth plans. This is an exciting new role for Keith and the organisation."

Martin Flower, Croda's Chairman, commented,

 "We are delighted that Keith has joined the Croda Board in this important new role. His wealth of experience of the chemical industry and its related technologies will be of great value during the next phase of Croda's development. "


There are no further matters to be disclosed under LR9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.


Ben Foster, Pendomer Communications

  020 3603 5221



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