AMCOL International Announces Changes to Executive Leadership

AMCOL International Announces Changes to Executive Leadership 
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 --  The Board of
Directors of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) has
appointed Gary L. Castagna to the position of Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer of AMCOL effective January 1,
2014. Mr. Castagna has been with the Company for more than 23 years.
He has served as Senior Vice President of the Company and President
of our Performance Materials segment since May 2008. Prior thereto,
Mr. Castagna served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. McKendrick, President and
CEO, commented, "Gary has demonstrated strong leadership skills and
has delivered excellent results in his current role. In his new role,
he will continue to lead the Performance Materials segment and will
bring his strong team building skills, along with operational and
marketing expertise, to the other AMCOL segments." 
Founded in 1927, AMCOL International Corporation is a leading
producer and marketer of diverse specialty materials with a core
expertise in minerals and polymer science. Through four business
segments, Performance Materials, Construction Technologies, Energy
Services, and Transportation and Logistics, AMCOL creates solutions
that enhance the quality, efficiency and sustainability of its
customers' products and services in a growing global marketplace.
Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, AMCOL International
Corporation is a publicly owned company traded under the symbol ACO
(NYSE). AMCOL's web address is AMCOL's quarterly
quarter conference call will be available live today at 11 a.m. ET on
the AMCOL website via webcast or by dialing 866-226-1792. 
For further information contact:
Don Pearson
Vice President and CFO of AMCOL International Corporation
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