Identification
Symbol
AKE
ISIN code
FR0010313833
Exchange / Market
Euronext
Trading location
Paris
Products family
Stocks
Market organization
Euronext-LocalSecurities
ICB
Commodity Chemicals
Activity description

<p>
<strong>Arkema</strong> is one of the world&#39;s leaders in the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical products. Net sales break down by family of products as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>
industrial chemical products (47.5%): resins, emulsions for adhesives, surface coating products, absorbents, monomers, polymerization agents, fluorinated coolants, oxygenated water, etc.;</li>
<li>
performance products (29.7%): polymers, additives, polymerization catalysts, cross-linking agents, resins, fungicides, pesticides, intermediate products, etc. intended primarily for the agriculture, aeronautics, and building sectors;</li>
<li>
vinyl products (22.6%): polyvinyl chlorides (PVC), chloride products, solvents, cooling and dielectric fluids, vinyl components (for wiring in the automotive, medical, and other sectors), tubes and profiles;</li>
<li>
other (0,2%).</li>
</ul>
<p>
At the end of 2009, the group had more than 80 production sites throughout the world.<br />
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: Europe (54%), North America (24%), Asia (18%) and other (4%).</p>
<p>
<sup>Source: COFISEM - Last update: 21/12/10</sup></p>

Issuer website
http://www.arkemagroup.com
Operation
IPO date
IPO type

<p>
Direct Trading Procedure</p>

IPO type
Initial Public offering
Catégorie
IPO
Operation procedure

<p>
On 18 May 2006 - Pre-trading in the share commences: 7:15 am (Paris mean time) - Trading commences: 9:00 am (Paris mean time) - Reference price: 27 euros - Trading threshold: 20 % of reference price</p>

Operation description
Operation calendar

<p>
First quotation: 18 May 2006</p>

Broker to issue

<p>
BNP Paribas Securities Services</p>