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Rockwood News Archives - 2011

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December 2011

Rockwood Color Pigments and Services to Build Advanced Technology Iron Oxide Pigment Plant in the US
Rockwood Holdings Inc. announced today that its Color Pigments and Services business will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, GA, for the synthesis of iron oxide pigments. This $115 million investment will result in the first new iron oxide pigment production plant in the United States in nearly 35 years.
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November 2011

Rockwood's Chemetall Lithium Business Opens New Butyllithium Operation in India
Chemetall Lithium India Pvt. Ltd., a business unit of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., has inaugurated a new butyllithium operation in Gujarat, India. The new site is located in the Dahei SEZ (Special Economic Zone) and will function as the main platform for the supply of Chemetall's lithium products to India and other markets in the region.
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October 2011

Rockwood Reports Very Strong Third Quarter 2011 Results
Net sales up 17.4%; Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations up 41.3%; As reported EPS from continuing operations of of $0.95 vs. $0.49; As adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.06 vs. $0.51.
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September 2011

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Announces 3rd Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Rockwood Holdings will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results of operations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 on Wednesday, October 19th at 11:00 am eastern time.
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Rockwood Presented at Credit Suisse Chemical and Ag Science Conference
Rockwood Holdings, Inc., a global producer of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, made a presentation at 11 am on Tuesday, September 13, at the Credit Suisse Chemical and Ag Science Conference in New York.
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Chemetall Surface Treatment Announces Price Increases
Chemetall GmbH announced today that prices for surface treatment products will be increased on average by 10 percent depending on the technology.
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August 2011

Chemetall Increases Organolithium Prices
Chemetall GmbH, announced today that effective September 1st, 2011, as contracts permit, prices for organolithium products will be increased by 8 percent.
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July 2011

Rockwood Reports Very Strong Second Quarter 2011 Results
Net sales up 22.9%; Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations up 43.1%; As reported EPS from continuing operations of of $1.11 vs. $0.59; As adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.17 vs. $0.50.
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Chris Shadday Named President of Viance Succeeding Steve Ainscough
Viance LLC, a joint venture between Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company, has announced the appointment of Chris Shadday as President of Viance, succeeding Steve Ainscough who has announced his intention to retire. The appointment will take effect August 1, 2011.
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June 2011

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Announces 2nd Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 on Wednesday, July 27th at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
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Rockwood Clay-Based Additives Announces Global Price Increase
Effective July 1, 2011, or as agreements allow, Rockwood Clay-Based Additives will be increasing prices globally from five to 20 percent, depending on grade.
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Rockwood's Lithium Division Announces Global Price Increases
Rockwood's lithium division is announcing price increases of up to 20 percent for its lithium salts, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and increases on lithium metal battery grade, effective July 1.
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Rockwood Holdings CEO Seifi Ghasemi to Present at Deutsche Bank Conference
Chairman and CEO of Rockwood Holdings, Seifi Ghasemi, will speak at the Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference, on Tuesday, June 14th, 1:35 PM Central/2:35 Eastern Daylight Time.
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May 2011

Seifi Ghasemi Testifies Before the Senate Energy Committee
Rockwood Chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi testified before the Senate Energy Committee in support of the Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2011. Seifi spoke as a founding member of the Electrification Coalition, which supports legislation to provide incentives to communities to provide charging station and other infrastructure for electric vehicles.
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Seifi Ghasemi Presented at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference
Seifi Ghasemi presented at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2011, at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center in New York City, on May 24th.
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April 2011

Rockwood Reports Very Strong First Quarter 2011 Results
Net sales up 17.4%; Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations up 31.7%; As reported EPS from continuing operations of of $0.80 vs. $0.42; As adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.88 vs. $0.41.
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March 2011

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Announces 1st Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 on Wednesday, April 27th at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
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February 2011

Rockwood Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results
Net sales up 8.2% for the quarter and 15.3% for the full year. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations up 4.5% for the quarter and 24.4% for the full year. As reported EPS of $1.40 vs. $0.14 for the quarter and $3.07 vs. $0.28 for the full year. As adjusted EPS of $0.49 vs. $0.19 for the quarter and $2.08 vs. $0.53 for the full year. Free cash flow of $68.3 million for the quarter and $320.3 million for the full year.
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January 2011

Rockwood Holdings and Michigan Economic Development Commission Announce $25 Million Surface Treatment Plant in Michigan
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and the Michigan Economic Development Commission have announced the decision to build a new state-of-the-art $25 million manufacturing plant in Blackman Township, Michigan, for Rockwood's Chemetall U.S. Inc. business unit.
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Moody's and S&P upgrade Rockwood debt rating
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Rockwood Holdings Plans to Refinance Senior Secured Credit Facility
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. today announced that it plans to refinance its existing senior credit facility and repay some of its existing outstanding senior secured term loans.
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Rockwood Closes Sale of AlphaGary Plastic Compounding Business
Rockwood Holdings Inc. announced today that is has completed and closed the sale of the AlphaGary plastic compounding business to Mexichem S.A.B.de C.V. effective January 7, 2011 for $300 million in cash.
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Rockwood Holdings CEO Seifi Ghasemi to Address Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference, January 11
Chairman and CEO of Rockwood Holdings, Seifi Ghasemi, will speak at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference, Detroit, on Tuesday, January 11th, 4:30 pm Eastern Time.
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Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Announces 4th Quarter and Full Year 2010 Conference Call and Webcast
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 on Wednesday, February 16th at 11:00 am Eastern time.
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Moody's Upgrades Rockwood Specialties' CFR to Ba3 — Outlook Positive
Moody's upgraded its rating on Rockwood's debt and maintained a positive outlook. This action was taken in light of Rockwood's continued strong cash flow generation, the recently announced agreement to divest the Specialty Compounds business and our stated intent to reduce our leverage.
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Rockwood Pigments Price Announcement
Rockwood Color Pigments & Services announces a global price increase of up to 10% effective February 15, 2011.
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