Rockwood Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

  Rockwood Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- November 16, 2012

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), a global producer of specialty chemicals
and advanced materials, today announced that its Board of Directors has
declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share payable on December 18,
2012, to all common stockholders of record at the close of business on
November 29, 2012.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Today’s
dividend declaration continues to reflect the achievements of our strategic
direction and our commitment to sharing that success with our shareholders.”

The declaration and payment of any future dividends, however, will be at the
discretion of the Board of Directors.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. is a leading global specialty chemicals and advanced
materials company. Rockwood has a worldwide employee base of approximately
10,300 people and annual net sales of approximately $3.7 billion. Rockwood
focuses on global niche segments of the specialty chemicals, pigments and
additives and advanced materials markets. For more information on Rockwood,
please visit

The information set forth in this press release contains certain
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the business, operations and
financial condition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and
affiliates (“Rockwood”). Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,”
“expects,” “forecasts,” “predicts” and variations of such words or expressions
are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although Rockwood
believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are
based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that its
expectations will be realized. “Forward-looking statements” consist of all
non-historical information, including any statements referring to the
prospects and future performance of Rockwood, including without limitation,
the payment of future dividends. Actual results could differ materially from
those projected in Rockwood’s forward-looking statements due to numerous known
and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the “Risk
Factors” described in Rockwood’s periodic reports on file with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Rockwood does not undertake any obligation to
publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or
circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect
the occurrence of unanticipated events.


Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
Timothy McKenna, 609-734-6430
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