Rockwood Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend

  Rockwood Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend

Business Wire

PRINCETON, N.J. -- February 25, 2013

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) today announced that its Board of
Directors has increased its quarterly cash dividend by nearly 15% to $0.40 per
share from $0.35 per share, payable on March 22, 2013 to all common
stockholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2013.

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
10,200 people and annual net sales of approximately $3.5 billion in 2012.
Rockwood focuses on global niche segments of the specialty chemicals, pigments
and additives and advanced materials markets. For more information on
Rockwood, please visit www.rocksp.com.

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.

Contact:

Nahla A. Azmy
Vice President, Investor Relations
609-524-1109
nazmy@rocksp.com
 
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