Akzo Nobel publishes 2007 pro forma quarterly figures

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 18, 2008 - Akzo Nobel N.V. has today provided the financial market with pro forma 2007 quarterly results for its continuing operations. The figures reflect the new business areas structure of Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals, following the completion of the ICI acquisition on January 2, 2008. The results also incorporate the geographical revenue reporting structure within the Decorative Paints business area - Europe, the Americas and Asia. In addition, the former Regional & Industrial business has been renamed Chemicals Pakistan. - - - Note to editors Akzo Nobel is one of the world's leading industrial companies. We are the largest global coatings manufacturer and the number one in decorative paints and performance coatings, as well as being a major worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals. We employ around 60,000 people in more than 80 countries and are committed to developing innovative products and cutting-edge sustainable technologies. We endeavor to deliver whatever our customers require, wherever and whenever they need it. Based in the Netherlands, Akzo Nobel is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. We are the Chemicals industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, as well as being included on the FTSE4Good Index. Pro forma combined revenue for 2007 totaled EUR 14.4 billion. The financial results for the first quarter will be published on May 7, 2008. Internet: www.akzonobel.com Not for publication - for more information Akzo Nobel nv Corporate Media Relations, tel. +31 20 502 7833 Corporate Investor Relations, tel. +31 20 502 7854 Contact: Tim van der Zanden Contact: Dick Luijckx