Taminco Corporation Completes Acquisition Of Formic Acid Business Of Kemira Oyj

Mar 06, 2014, 10:15 ET from Taminco Corporation

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taminco Corporation (NYSE: TAM), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the formic acid business of Kemira Oyj.  The formic acid business has a global footprint and serves a number of selected markets that are driven by key global megatrends, such as animal nutrition, agriculture, water treatment and energy.

"This transaction is consistent with our strategy of making investments in niche businesses with attractive end-markets and a high level of similarities with Taminco's core competencies.  We are very pleased with the successful completion this transaction and the attractive repricing amendment of our credit agreement that we were able to execute in connection with the transaction," said Laurent Lenoir, Taminco's Chief Executive Officer.

About Taminco Corporation

Taminco is a global specialty chemical company, with a clear focus on niche markets.  We are the world's leading producer of alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives supplying diversified global end-markets. Taminco's products are used by its customers in the manufacture of a diverse array of everyday products for the agriculture, animal nutrition, water treatment, personal & home care, animal nutrition and oil & gas end-markets. Taminco's products provide these goods with a variety of ancillary characteristics required for optimal performance.  Taminco currently operates in 23 countries with eight production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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