Avantium takes full ownership of Synvina

Marcel Lubben appointed as Synvina’s Managing Director

AMSTERDAM, 27 January 2019, 10:00 pm CET – Avantium has retaken full ownership of its YXY
plants-to-plastics technology through the purchase of BASF’s shares in the Synvina joint
venture. Avantium has appointed Marcel Lubben as Managing Director of Synvina to lead the
commercialization of the YXY technology, effective 1 February 2019.