AkzoNobel appoints new CIO

Pieter Schoehuijs has been appointed as AkzoNobel's new Chief Information Officer (CIO). He took up the position on May 1. A Dutch national, Pieter (44) joined the company from Church & Dwight Corporation in New Jersey in the US, where he held the position of VP & CIO. Prior to this position, he was the Global IT Director at BASF Catalyst, formerly Engelhard, also located in the US. Pieter brings to AkzoNobel a wealth of international IT experience gained in a number of industries, including consumer goods, chemicals and general manufacturing. He succeeds Gerard Helmink, who has held various positions across Information Technology within the company for more than 40 years. Gerard will support Pieter with the transition into his new role, prior to retiring later this year. - - - AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals - 2008 revenue totaled ¤15.4 billion. In fact, we are the largest global paints and coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals we supply industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life's essentials. We think about the future, but act in the present. We're passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable answers for our customers. That's why our 60,000 employees - who are based in more than 80 countries - are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today(TM). Note to editors - not for publication For more information Corporate Media Relations, tel. +31 20 502 7833 Contact: Tim van der Zanden This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.