Rohm and Haas Company Names Pierre R. Brondeau, President and Chief Operating Officer; Forms Chairmans Committee

Pierre R. Brondeau, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rohm and Haas Company (Photo: Business Wire)

PHILADELPHIA--()--Rohm and Haas Company Board of Directors (NYSE:ROH) today named Pierre R. Brondeau, President and Chief Operating Officer of the company, and approved the formation of the Chairmans Committee to oversee the direction of the company.

Dr. Brondeau joined Rohm and Haas Company in May 1989 and most recently has served as Executive Vice President and Business Group Executive for the company. His Rohm and Haas executive experience spans a broad array of international experience in Research and Development, Sales and Marketing, general management and executive leadership.

The newly formed Chairmans Committee will include Raj. L. Gupta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Brondeau, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Jacques M. Croisetiere, Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Croisetiere was recently named Chief Strategy Officer of the company.

The appointment of Pierre Brondeau to serve as President and COO is recognition of his strong business and interpersonal skills, leadership qualities and outstanding record of superior performance necessary to help lead this company forward, said Gupta. Together with Jacques Croisetiere, we have an extraordinary talented and visionary team to help grow this dynamic and innovative company. I look forward to working with both Pierre and Jacques to further accelerate our strategies to increase shareholder value.

These organizational changes are effective immediately.

About Rohm and Haas Company

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The companys technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, Pa., the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.9 billion in 2007. Visit www.rohmhaas.com for more information. imagine the possibilities

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Contacts

Rohm and Haas Company
Investor Relations
Andrew Sandifer
Director, Investor Relations
+1-215-592-3312
ASandifer@rohmhaas.com
or
Media Relations
Emily Riley
Financial Communications
+1-215-592-3644
ERiley@rohmhaas.com