NL Industries : NL INDUSTRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES CASH QUARTERLY DIVIDEND AND RESULTS OF ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING

  NL Industries : NL INDUSTRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES CASH QUARTERLY DIVIDEND AND
                    RESULTS OF ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING

DALLAS, TEXAS - May 15, 2013 - NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) announced today
that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of
twelve and one-half cents per share on its common stock to be paid in cash.
The dividend is payable on June 25, 2013 to shareholders of record at the
close of business on June 10, 2013.

NL also announced that at its annual shareholder meeting held today its
shareholders had:

  *re-elected each of Cecil H. Moore,Jr., Harold C. Simmons, Thomas P.
    Stafford, Steven L. Watson and Terry N. Worrell as a director for a one
    year term; and

  *adopted a resolution that approved, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the
    compensation of its named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy
    statement for the 2013 annual meeting.

NL Industries, Inc. is engaged in the component products (security products
and performance marine components), titanium dioxide products and other
businesses.

Contact: Gregory M. Swalwell, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial
Officer, 972-233-1700

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