Press Service from Evonik in Japan

, Corporate Press

Key Financial Data: January 1 to December 31, 2017 / Outlook for 2018

A good performance in 2017: Evonik fully achieved its earnings forecast in 2017.

, Japan

Evonik successfully acquires silica business from

Essen. Evonik will complete the acquisition of US company
J.M. Huber Corporation’s silica business for US$ 630 million, as planned, in the second half of the year. The transaction will be closed on September 1, 2017 after approval by the relevant authorities. Contributions from the new business will therefore
be included in Evonik’s sales and earnings as of this date.