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Close dialog with the capital markets

The company attaches great value to maintaining an open dialog with the financial community in order to promote transparency. Management gave presentations at a number of industry conferences, as well as in meetings with investors and analysts. In September 2008, new targets were presented to the financial community at our well attended Investor & Analyst Day in London.

At year-end 2008, AkzoNobel was covered by 27 equity brokers and the following analyst recommendations were applicable:

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel uses the Shareholders’ Communication Channel to distribute the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of shareholders and to allow shareholders who hold their shares through an associated bank to participate in proxy voting at the AGM.

Shareholder services

The Investor Relations department organizes presentations for analysts and institutional and retail investors, which can be viewed on the company’s corporate website. AkzoNobel provides shareholders and other parties in the financial markets with equal and simultaneous information about matters that may influence the share price.

The contacts between the Board of Management on the one hand and press and analysts on the other are carefully handled and structured, and the company will not engage in any acts that compromise the independence of analysts in relation to the company and vice versa. Briefings on quarterly results are given either via group meetings or teleconference and are both accessible by telephone or via the corporate website. Briefings are similarly given to update the market after each quarterly announcement.

Briefing meetings with institutional shareholders may be held to ensure that the investment community receives a balanced and complete view of the company’s performance and the issues faced by the business.

In addition, AkzoNobel communicates with all of its shareholders and investors through the publication of an annual report, General Meetings of shareholders, the Investor & Analyst Days, roadshows, one-on-one meetings, group meetings, broker conferences, quarterly reports, the AkzoNobel Fact File, press releases and the company’s corporate website.

Analyst meetings can be reviewed by shareholders via webcasts. The corporate website provides all relevant information with regard to dates of analyst meetings and procedures concerning webcasting.

Analysts’ reports and valuations are not assessed, commented upon or corrected, other than factually, by the company. AkzoNobel does not pay any fee(s) to parties for carrying out research for analysts’ reports or for the production or publication of analysts’ reports with the exception of credit rating agencies.

Contacts with the capital markets are dealt with by the members of the Board of Management, AkzoNobel’s investor relations professionals, and from time to time, other AkzoNobel personnel specially mandated by the Board of Management.

Contact information

The corporate website provides all information which is required to be published.

If you have questions or comments about investor relations matters, please contact us:

T +31 20 502 7854
F +31 26 502 7605

Akzo Nobel N.V.
Investor Relations
Strawinskylaan 2555
1077 ZZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Holders of ADRs in the US can contact our Transfer and Register Agent:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
c/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Peck Slip Station
P.O. Box 2050
New York, NY 10272-2050

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