The impact of acquisitions and divestments on revenue is mainly due to divestments in 2009, such as the non-stick divestment from Powder Coatings in Performance Coatings and the PTA activities from Chemicals Pakistan.
Recently, AkzoNobel has received renewed expressions of interest in National Starch. In accordance with the requirements of IFRS 5, “Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations”, we have reclassified National Starch into discontinued operations. As a consequence, the 2009 comparatives in the statements of income and cash flows have been revised. For more details, see .