Duisburg, June 26, 2020. Our two new specialty companies, PolyU GmbH and PCC Specialties GmbH, both launched in 2018 and fully owned by PCC SE, are making slower process than expected. This year, the coronavirus pandemic further complicated the development of these two German companies which focus on the customer-specific specialty solutions. Therefore, the management of PCC SE decided to pool the activities of both companies on one site and under unified management. This measure will not only save costs but also strengthen synergies. Research and development, expedient to securing the future of our group of companies, will nonetheless continue to play an important role at PCC.