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The LANXESS Group had 17,381 employees worldwide as of March 31, 2013, which was 204 more than on December 31, 2012 (17,177). The principal reasons for the increase were the Group’s growth strategy and the first-time inclusion of the employees of LANXESS-TSRC (Nantong) Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. in China, which has been fully consolidated since January 1, 2013.

The number of employees in the EMEA region (excluding Germany) rose by 40 to 3,482. Headcount in Germany came to 8,093, against 8,072 as of December 31, 2012. The workforce in North America showed a small increase of 12 to 1,565. In Latin America, headcount decreased slightly compared to December 31, 2012, from 1,626 to 1,617. The number of employees in the Asia-Pacific region advanced significantly, up 140 from 2,484 to 2,624. This was mainly due to the investment activities in those countries and the inclusion of the employees of LANXESS-TSRC.