OREANDA-NEWS. August 19, 2016. Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar") announced today the closing of the previously announced public offering of 20,943,741 shares of Univar's common stock (representing approximately 15.2% of its issued and outstanding shares) at a price to the public of \\$19.00 per share by Univar N.V. and GSO COF Facility LLC (the "Selling Stockholders"), to Goldman, Sachs & Co., as the sole underwriter in the registered public offering of those shares. 

The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering and no shares are being sold by Univar. As a result of the offering, Univar N.V. owns 3,785,855 shares of Univar's common stock; all of these shares are beneficially owned by investment funds affiliated with Parcom. As a result of the offering, GSO COF Facility LLC will not own any shares of Univar's common stock.

A shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) for the offering to which this communication relates has previously been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents Univar has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Univar and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar is a leading global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 800 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.

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