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Entry into a Material Definitive

The description of the Change in Control Agreement included under Item 5.02 below is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Appointment of Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy

On April 4, 2016, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Platform Specialty Products Corporation ("Platform") appointed Benjamin Gliklich, age 31, as Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy of Platform, effective immediately. Until this appointment, Mr. Gliklich was serving as Chief Operating Officer of Platform. In this new role, Mr. Gliklich will continue to be an executive officer for reporting purposes under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Gliklich's biographical information can be found in Platforms annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2016.

Change in Control Agreement

On April 4, 2016, the Board also authorized Platform to enter into a change in control agreement (the "Change in Control Agreement") in an approved form with Rakesh Sachdev, Chief Executive Officer; Sanjiv Khattri, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Benjamin Gliklich, Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy; Scot R. Benson, President - Performance Solutions; and Diego Lopez Casanello, President - Agricultural Solutions (each, an "Officer," and collectively, the "Officers"). The Change in Control Agreements were entered into by and between Platform and each of the Officers as of April 7, 2016 (the "Effective Date"). These Change in Control Agreements are intended to standardize the various terms and conditions among Platform's executives, including the restrictive covenants and termination payments upon the occurrence of a Change in Control (as defined below). In particular, the Change in Control Agreements tie the length of the non-disclosure and noncompete periods to the amount of severance benefits an Officer is entitled to receive.

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