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  • Univar and Kudos Blends Expand Relationship to Provide Solutions to the Food Ingredients Market

    10 Aug 2017

    LONDON, August 10, 2017 — Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, has extended its distribution agreement with Kudos Blends to cover the Pell™ brand of innovative raising agents, including sodium reduction solutions. The exclusive agreement spans all countries in Europe.

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  • Univar Reports 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results

    04 Aug 2017

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – August 4, 2017 – Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

    Univar reported net income of $31.3 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to net income of $39.8 million, or $0.29 per share, in the second quarter of 2016. Net income for the second quarter 2017 included $11.5 million, or $0.06 per share, in U.S. transformation costs and a loss of $10.8 million, or $0.06 per share, for movements in the U.S. dollar value of foreign currency denominated loans and monetary balances, and mark-to-market impacts related to hedging contracts. The prior year second quarter included a gain of $0.04 per share for the same items.

    Adjusted EBITDA grew 8.6 percent to $160.9 million from $148.2 million in the second quarter last year as a result of improvements in the Company's sales force effectiveness, margin management and business mix. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 60 basis points to 7.2 percent and Adjusted EBITDA margin increased across all segments. In the USA segment, improvements in the Company's sales force execution and operating discipline drove a 10.6 percent increase in Adjusted EBITDA.

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  • Univar Inc. Appoints Rhonda Germany Ballintyn as Independent Director

    03 Aug 2017

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., August 3, 2017 — Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, announced that its board of directors has appointed Rhonda Germany Ballintyn as an independent director, effective August 1.

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  • Univar Names Matthew Ottaway as Vice President Focused Industries for EMEA

    24 Jul 2017

    LONDON, July 24, 2017 — Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, has named Matthew Ottaway as vice president Focused Industries, EMEA.

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  • Univar Inc. to Report 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results on August 4

    11 Jul 2017

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – July 11, 2017 – Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”) announced today it plans to report financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

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  • Univar & Hallstar Grow European Distribution Partnership

    03 Jul 2017

    PARIS — July 3, 2017 — Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, announced the extension of its exclusive agreement in Italy with Hallstar to include five additional countries: Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, and Benelux.

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  • Univar Launches Botanicals and Dietary Enzymes for the Canadian Market from Innophos Inc.

    01 Jun 2017

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – June 1, 2017 – Univar Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, is proud to announce a relationship with Innophos Inc., in which Univar will be the exclusive provider of Innophos’ specialty portfolio of botanical and dietary enzyme ingredients for the nutritional markets nationwide in Canada.

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  • Univar Presents Growth Strategy and Three- and Five-Year Financial Targets

    15 May 2017

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., May 15, 2017 — Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, is hosting investors in New York City on May 15, 2017, at which time Stephen D. Newlin, chairman and chief executive officer, and other members of the senior management team are presenting the company’s strategic plan and financial performance targets.

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  • ChemPoint Expands Strategic Relationship with Stepan Lipid Nutrition in Europe

    10 May 2017

    Maastricht, The Netherlands – May 9, 2017 – ChemPoint EMEA, B.V., (ChemPoint), a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR)(“Univar”) and leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine ingredients, has expanded its strategic marketing relationship with the Stepan Lipid Nutrition unit of Stepan Company (Stepan) for the food, beverage and dietary supplement markets. Effective May 1, 2017, ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales, order fulfillment and formulation support for Stepan’s patented specialty nutritional products to customers in the Benelux, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Nordics and Eastern Europe.

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  • Univar and Bunge Lecithin & Specialty Ingredients (LSI) Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement in Europe

    09 May 2017

    Rotterdam, the Netherlands – May 9, 2017 – Univar Netherlands BV, a chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has entered into a distribution agreement with Bunge Lecithin & Specialty Ingredients (LSI). Under the agreement, Univar will distribute LSI’s high-quality brand of BungeMaxx lecithin across Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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