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Univar Inc. Appoints Joan Braca as Independent Director

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, announced that its board of directors has appointed Joan Braca as an independent director, effective February 1, 2018. This appointment replaces the seat held by non-independent director Juliet Teo, who has resigned effective January 31, 2018. Univar became a public company in 2015 and has increased the number of independent directors from two in 2015 to seven with this appointment.

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"Joan's strong experience in strategy, pricing, M&A, operations, and international, makes her well qualified to serve on our Board," said Steve Newlin, Univar's chairman and chief executive officer. "Her proven track record in the chemical, food, and food ingredient arenas brings valuable perspective to the industries that we serve."

Braca holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and a master's of business administration in finance from Temple University. She currently serves as the President of Tate & Lyle plc's Specialty Food Ingredients business, having also served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to that, Braca served as the Vice President and Regional Director for HB Fuller's Asia-Pacific region and in various positions of increasing responsibility, in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with Dow Chemical and the Rohm and Haas Company.

"While we welcome Joan, who brings valuable industry and management experience to our talented board, I also want to thank Juliet for her leadership and many contributions to Univar," added Newlin. "Our management team and company have benefited greatly from her intellect, insight and international experience."

About Univar Inc.

Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide. Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world. For more information, visit


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