The Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE announced the following changes in its organisation and management team. In order to prepare for the integration of Cognis, BASF has established a new division. Effective August 1, 2010, BASF’s Care Chemicals division has been split into two separate divisions: The Nutrition & Health division, incorporates the Nutrition Ingredients and Aroma Chemicals businesses, as well as Pharma Ingredients & Services. Walter Dissinger, currently Senior Vice President Crop Protection Latin America (Mexico, Middle America, South America), BASF S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil, will become President of the newly established division. The Personal Care, Hygiene, Home Care and Industrial Formulators businesses will form the Care Chemicals division, headed by Gabriel Tanbourgi, President of the current Care Chemicals division. Both divisions will be part of the Performance Products segment.