POCH S.A. Changes Name to Avantor™ Performance Materials Poland S.A.

Center Valley, PA (USA) – September 24, 2013 – Avantor™ Performance Materials, a global manufacturer of high-performance chemistries and materials, announced today that its unit in Poland, formerly POCH S.A., has changed its name to Avantor Performance Materials Poland S.A. The change is effective immediately.

The name change is another step in Avantor’s integration of the Poland operations it acquired in June 2011. The unit is a leading provider of chemicals, equipment and analytic services to customers in Eastern Europe. It employs approximately 290 people.

“Today’s announcement represents the latest milestone in our efforts to integrate our global operations, extend our operational footprint and bring our unique portfolio of quality materials and chemistries to customers around the globe,” says Sally Wilson, Vice President, Manufacturing, and European General Manager for Avantor. “Eastern Europe is an important growth market for Avantor. The new name of Avantor Performance Materials Poland S.A. celebrates our commitment to the region and honors the integration work completed thus far by our colleagues throughout Europe.”

Wilson said the name change will not affect the Poland unit’s production operations or customer service activities, nor will it impact product availability for customers in the region.

About Avantor™ Performance Materials

Based in Center Valley, PA (USA), Avantor Performance Materials manufactures and markets high-performance chemistries and materials around the world under several respected brand names, including the J.T.Baker®, Macron Fine Chemicals™, Rankem™, BeneSphera™, and POCH™ brands.

Avantor products are used in a wide range of industries. Our biomedical and life science solutions are used in pharmaceutical production, laboratory research for academic, industry and quality control, and in medical lab testing. Our electronics materials products are used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. For additional information please visit www.avantormaterials.com or follow www.twitter.com/avantor_news.

Media Contacts:
Allison Hosak
Vice President, Global Communications
Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.
Office: 610-573-2661
Cell: 908-329-7281
allison.hosak@avantormaterials.com

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