New Head of BASF Unit Pharma Ingredients & Services

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - October 01, 2012) - As of October 1, Scott Thomson will assume the role of Senior Vice President in charge of BASF's Pharma Ingredients & Services business unit. Simultaneously, the company will be relocating the global headquarters of the Pharma Ingredients & Services business unit from Evionnaz, Switzerland, to Florham Park, New Jersey.

"By moving the headquarters of our global business unit to the United States, we are strengthening our presence in one of the world's largest and most innovative markets for pharma products. This will enable us to even better serve the needs and demands of our international customers in the future," said Walter Dissinger, President of BASF's Nutrition & Health division.

BASF produces and markets a broad range of active ingredients and excipients, as well as exclusive synthesis services for the pharmaceutical industry. These products are made to the highest quality standards, using the latest technologies, and in compliance with cGMP guidelines.

As of October 1, 2012, the global head of the unit, as well as three other worldwide management functions, will move from Switzerland to the United States. The move will take place in stages over a period of six months. The relocation will not affect the regional business and production units in Europe. That also applies to the production in Evionnaz.

Scott Thomson succeeds Martin Widmann, who will now head up the Fuel & Lubricant Solutions unit in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Until today, Thomson was Vice President Market & Customer Development North America at BASF Corporation in Florham Park, New Jersey.

About Nutrition & Health
BASF's Nutrition & Health division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive range of products and services for the human and animal nutrition, pharmaceutical as well as flavor and fragrance industries. The division addresses customer needs and enhances consumers' well-being and quality of life. Nutrition & Health provides the pharmaceutical industry with active ingredients such as caffeine and ibuprofen, as well as excipients and customized synthesis services. The division produces aroma ingredients such as citral and geraniol for the flavor and fragrance industry. Important human nutrition products are vitamins and carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Its feed additives such as vitamins, carotenoids and enzymes make Nutrition & Health a worldwide leader for the animal nutrition market.

About BASF
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about EUR 73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 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

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