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Basel, Switzerland, 12.09. 2007 09:45

* Continued escalation of raw material costs * Sustained commitment to quality, service and innovation
Ciba announces global price increases of UV absorbers for plastics

Effective immediately or as contracts allow, Ciba will increase prices of benzotriazole UV absorbers globally. The increase will in most cases range between 5 and 10 percent. Sold under the trade name Ciba® TINUVIN®, these products are used in various polymer applications around the world. As previously announced by Ciba’s Coating Effects Segment, the products are also subject to price increases in other applications.

“These price increases result from further significant rises in raw material and energy costs over the last few months,” said Olivier Pilet, Global Head of Ciba’s Polymer Products Business Line.

Ciba is committed to remaining a reliable, long-term supplier to the industry and providing its customers with innovative quality products.

Ciba (SWX: CIBN) is a leading global company dedicated to producing high‑value effects for its customers’ products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one‑stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life – adding performance, protection, color and strength to plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2006, the Company’s continued operations generated sales of CHF 6.4 billion and invested CHF 270 million in R&D.

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