Approximately 99.88% percent of the votes cast at the special meeting were in favor of the approval and adoption of the merger agreement, representing approximately 81.77% percent of Chemtura's outstanding common stock as of December 23, 2016, the record date for the special meeting.
Chemtura’s two additive segments form the main pillars of the company’s business. Both will, together with LANXESS’ Rhein Chemie Additives business unit (ADD), form the new Performance Additives segment after the closing of the transaction. The first pillar of Chemtura’s additives business includes lubricant additives and synthetic lubricants for industrial applications, such as in power generation and aviation. The second pillar is mainly comprised of the brominated flame retardant additives, elemental bromine and further bromine derivatives businesses. Brominated flame retardant additives are used because of their high effectiveness, especially in the construction industry for insulation and in the electronics industry.
Subject to satisfaction or waiver of the remaining customary closing conditions in the merger agreement, the transaction is expected to close in mid-2017, at which time Chemtura will cease to be traded on the NYSE and Euronext Paris.