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Acquisitions & Divestments

Acquisitions and divestments are an integral part of our strategy, contributing to the continuous optimization of our portfolio.

We have defined clear selection criteria for possible acquisitions in respect of strategic fit, financial attractiveness, and implementability. The focus in Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care will center on strengthening our categories in the respective regions, while the focus in Adhesive Technologies will primarily be on advancing technology leadership.

We also expect to discontinue or divest businesses and operations representing total sales of 500 million euros between 2013 and 2016.

We enhanced our global footprint through a number of targeted acquisitions. Detailed information on the transactions can be found in the respective IR news, which is available under Capital Market Information.

Acquisitions 2015/2016

Business Unit

Object

Country/Region

Annual sales

Completion on

Purchase price

Adhesive TechnologiesOutstanding non-controlling shares
of Henkel (Jiangsu) Auto Parts Co. Ltd.
(to 100%)
China05/29/1519 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesNovamelt GmbH, pressure-
sensitive hotmelt adhesives
Germany/
North America
~50 MEUR06/01/1548 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesOutstanding non-controlling shares
of Henkel Chembond Surface
Technologies Ltd. (to 100%)
India06/18/1526 MEUR
Beauty CareIndustrias Wet Line S.A. de C.V.;
hairstyling business
Mexico/
Latin America
~40 MEUR07/16/1555 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareLaundry detergents and pre-wash brandsAustralia/
New Zealand
~100 MEUR12/01/15194 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesMagna-Tech,
vacuum impregnation
USA~15 MEUR12/14/1532 MEUR
Beauty CareAcquisition of leading hair care brandsRussia/
Saudi Arabia/
Turkey
close to
100 MUSD
05/31/16212 MEUR
Adhesive TechnologiesAcquisition of tile adhesives business
and associated brands of Alfagres S.A.
Colombia~10 MEUR06/30/1617 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareAcquisition of the detergent business
and the associated brands of the
Behdad Chemical Company PJSC
Iran~70 MEUR~158 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareAcquisition of 57.5% of the shares
in Expand Global Industries UK Ltd.
Nigeria~60 MEUR05/31/16112 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareAcquisition of The Sun Products
Corporation
USA, Canada~1,400 MEUR09/01/16~3,200 MEUR
Laundry & Home CareAcquisition of outstanding non-
controlling shares of Henkel
Pakvash PJSC (to 97.7%)
IranQ2/201662 MEUR

Divestments 2015/2016

Business Unit

Object

Country/Region

Annual sales

Completion on

Sale price

Adhesive TechnologiesChemical additives business for
the processing industry
USA01/30/1529 MEUR

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