DyStar Is Transferring Textile Chemical Production To Nanjing

Singapore — December 14, 2012 — In order to strengthen its manufacturing capability for textile
chemicals, DyStar® plans to transfer the production from its plant in Hangzhou to the multi-purpose
manufacturing site in Nanjing.

The state-of-the-art plant in Nanjing started the production of dyes in 2006, meeting
DyStar’s high global standards of quality, occupational safety and environmental protection. Since
then it has been expanded and almost 14.000 tons of textile dyes are now produced in Nanjing each
year. The plan for next year is to increase production to about 20.000 tons.

This transfer will allow for increased scope in terms of chemical synthesis together with
strict quality control in the extensive laboratory facilities. “Moving the production to Nanjing is
an important step in the modernization of our production facilities. It allows us to offer the
highest quality standards to our customers” says Simon Collinson, Sales Area Manager for China,
Taiwan and Korea.

During the last few years DyStar has been strongly focused on measuring and improving its
environmental and social performance and for the last two years has published an annual
sustainability report. “We are committed to fulfilling our corporate responsibilities to our
shareholders, our employees and other stakeholders. This latest step is another milestone on our
journey to sustainability” states Harry Dobrowolski, CEO of the DyStar Group.

The production transfer is planned for the second half of 2013.

Posted on December 19, 2012

Source: DyStar