BASF to increase prices globally for Emgard® synthetic lubricants

13 May 2011 – LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY – Effective May 16, 2011, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase its prices globally of up to 9 percent for the Emgard® line of synthetic lubricants. Emgard® is a registered trademark of Cognis which is now part of BASF.

The price adjustments are necessary due to significantly increased raw material costs.

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in its Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.

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