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  • Revenue up 1 percent to €15.4 billion
  • EBITDA before incidentals totaled €1,878 million
  • Net income from continuing operations before incidentals down 14 percent to €742 million
  • Dividend maintained at €1.80 per share
  • Severity of the deteriorating economy became apparent in Q4

AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world’s leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals – 2008 revenue totaled €15.4 billion. In fact, we are the largest global paints and coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals we supply industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life’s essentials. We think about the future, but act in the present. We’re passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable answers for our customers. That’s why our 60,000 employees – who are based in more than 80 countries – are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today.


Total revenue €15.4 billion

AkzoNobel at a glance (graphics)

Decorative Paints

  • Revenue €5.1 billion
  • EBITDA1 €593 million
  • 24,000 employees
Decorative Paints (pie chart)

Performance Coatings

  • Revenue €4.5 billion
  • EBITDA1 €546 million
  • 21,000 employees
Performance Coatings (pie chart)

Specialty Chemicals

  • Revenue €5.7 billion
  • EBITDA1 €891 million
  • 13,300 employees
Specialty Chemicals (pie chart)
1 Before incidentals.
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