Rockwood Holdings Announces Changes to Board of Directors

  Rockwood Holdings Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Business Wire

PRINCETON, N.J. -- January 10, 2013

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) today announced that Messrs. Todd Fisher
and Brian Carroll, both partners of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts LLC, have resigned
from the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. In accepting the
resignations, the directors reduced the size of the board to five members.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Messrs. Todd
Fisher and Brian Carroll have been on our board since Rockwood was founded in
2000. Their strategic insights, advice and financial support have helped us
build Rockwood to its position of global leadership in specialty chemicals and
advanced materials. The entire board of directors thanks them for their
valuable contributions and wishes them well in the future.”

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 in 2011.
Rockwood focuses on global niche segments of the specialty chemicals, pigments
and additives and advanced materials markets. For more information on
Rockwood, please visit


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