Press Release

Ladenburg, 16 November 2005

Price increase for all CITROFOL®- types

Ladenburg, November 16, 2005 - Considerable price increases for raw materials (e.g. alcohols), and drastically increased costs for energy and freight during the last weeks can no longer be compensated by process optimization and efficiency improvements. Therefore we are forced to increase our sales prices globally for all our CITROFOL® - types by 10-15% as of 1st of December 05 or as our contractual obligations permit.