AkzoNobel scores coatings success at Confederations Cup


AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - AkzoNobel has supplied highperformance coatings systems for half of thestadiums being used at this month's FIFA Confederations Cup footballtournamentin Brazil.

Being staged from June 15 to 30, the three stadiums to feature thecompany'scoatings are the famous Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, the EstádioNacional inBrasília (which will host the opening ceremony) and the Arena Pernambuco inRecife.

Used to protect steel structures (seats and rooftops) and walls, AkzoNobelsupplied protective and powder products for the three venues via itsInternational Paint, Interpon and Coral brands.

"As a global paint and coatings supplier with a broad portfolio of highlyspecialized products, AkzoNobel is ideally suited to meet the requirementsandspecifications of almost any customer," said Jaap de Jong, AkzoNobel'sCountryDirector for Latin America.

"Brazil is one of our high growth markets and we are proud to have combinedourglobal scale and local know-how in order to provide integrated solutions tosomeof the key stadiums that will be used during the Confederations Cup."

AkzoNobel has a long track record of providing full paint and coatingssolutionsfor large infrastructure projects around the world, including top sportingarenas. These include the Bird's Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing,China;Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa; both of the main footballstadiums inManchester, UK; and the Yas Marina Circuit grand prix venue in Abu Dhabi.

AkzoNobel currently employs more than 2,800 people in Brazil, with 2012revenuetotaling EUR987 million. The majority of revenue is generated from localproduction.

Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Photo caption: Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro

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AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a majorproducerof specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide withinnovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answersforour customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux,Sikkens,International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we areconsistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.Withoperations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the worldarecommitted to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

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