Badmington to Lead Grace Communications

  Badmington to Lead Grace Communications

Business Wire

COLUMBIA, Md. -- December 13, 2012

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) recently named Richards R. Badmington as Vice
President, Corporate Communications. Badmington, 57, will lead a global
communications team and be responsible for media relations as well as employee
and marketing communications from the company’s Columbia, Md., headquarters.

For the past seven years, Badmington was Managing Partner of Cyto
Communications, LLC, a communications consulting firm specializing in employee
communications. For 18 years before that, he led strategic marketing and
public relations engagements with two Baltimore agencies including his own
firm. Over the years he has provided counsel to leading global companies and
non-profit organizations as well as public agencies and political candidates.
Badmington is accredited (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America. He
is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

“Rich brings a tremendous breadth of experience to Grace,” said Chief Human
Resources Officer Pamela Wagoner. “Adding this leadership and depth to our
communications reflects how our business has grown as well as the importance
we place on the many relationships that are so essential to our success.”

About Grace

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging
materials; and, specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The
company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts
Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies and Grace Construction
Products—provide innovative products, technologies and services that enhance
the quality of life. Grace employs approximately 6,000 people in over 40
countries and had 2011 net sales of $3.2 billion. More information about Grace
is available at www.grace.com.

Contact:

Media Relations
Rich Badmington, +1 410-531-4370
rich.badmington@grace.com
or
Investor Relations
Mark Sutherland, +1 410-531-4590
mark.sutherland@grace.com