The Women’s Handball World Championship 2007, which began on December 2nd in France, represents yet another major sporting event featuring the participation of Henkel. Henkel is supporting the Handball World Championship as a premium sponsor. Accordingly, the producer of brand-name consumer goods is expanding its involvement in international handball, focusing on supporting women in professional sports. For the last three years, Henkel has been sponsoring international handball competition, including the highly successful Men’s Handball World Championship in Germany at the beginning of 2007. Henkel will also serve as a sponsor to the upcoming European Handball Championship in Norway in 2008.