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Cognis: Paul Allen, Stephane Baseden and Richard Ridinger

January 10, 2007

Cognis:
Specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has appointed Paul Allen to executive vice president, functional products, Stephane Baseden to executive vice president, nutrition & health and Richard Ridinger to executive vice president, care chemicals to the management board.

Mr. Allen has been head of Cognis’ strategic business unit functional products since January 2006 and president of Cognis Corporation in the U.S. since Feb. 2004.

Mr. Baseden has been responsible for the strategic business unit nutrition & health since November 2005. He joined Cognis as managing director France in 2003, a position he still holds today.

Mr. Ridinger has been in charge of the strategic business unit care chemicals since 2001. He has been with the company since 1986, when he began his career as a scientific employee in the sector of process technology.
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