Univar Czech s.r.o. acquires enzymes distribution business of Ekozym

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – February 26, 2007 - Univar N.V., one of the world’s leading independent distributors of industrial chemicals, Univar N.V., announced that its subsidiary Univar Czech s.r.o. in Prague has acquired the enzymes distribution business of Ekozym s.r.o., based in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

This highly specialized business is based on the distribution of products from Novozymes A/S, a world leader in the production of enzymes.

This is another step towards Univar’s ambitions to be a key player in Central and Eastern Europe. It will further expand Univar’s activities serving the detergent, brewing, beverage alcohol and food markets in the Czech Republic, as well as strengthen the relationship with Novozymes.

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About Univar

Univar N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: UNIVR) is one of the world’s leading independent distributors of industrial chemicals and providers of related specialty services, operating throughout both North America and Europe. Univar operates a network of 163 distribution centers, spread across the United States, Canada and 18 European countries.

In 2005, Univar generated net sales of USD 6.0 billion and operating income (EBIT) of USD 207.7 million. Univar has approximately 6,700 employees based throughout North America and Europe. The company’s registered office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with administrative support offices in Bellevue, Washington, USA, and Bradford, England, UK.

For more information, visit: www.univarcorp.com and www.univareurope.com.

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