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Brussels, July 1 2019 --- Solvay has appointed Nathalie van Ypersele as General Manager Communication as of October 1, 2019. She will bring 20 years of communication and journalist experience to the Group.

Nathalie’s communication expertise ranges from reputation management to corporate and crisis communications and social media. Nathalie joins Solvay from strategic communication agency akkanto, where as a partner she worked with Belgian and international corporate clients. She began her career with Belgian business magazine Trends-Tendances, first as a journalist and then as its editor in chief.

A Belgian national, Nathalie van Ypersele holds an American bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in Journalism from Belgium’s UCL. She pursued her studies in Europe and the United States, completing programs such as Coaching and Consulting for Change at Insead, International Journalism at Columbia University, as well as programs at Yale and Harvard Kennedy School following her 2010 nomination by the World Economic Forum as Young Global Leader.

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Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end-markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources, and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 24,500 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR), and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. (Figures take into account the planned divestment of Polyamides).