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Rohm and Haas president and COO to retire: Michael Fitzpatrick

August 11, 2005

Rohm and Haas
Company has
announced that J.
Michael Fitzpatrick,
and COO, has
elected to retire
from the company.
Fitzpatrick has
spent his entire
professional career
with Rohm and Haas. He joined the
company in 1975 as a research scientist
and held positions in research and
marketing before his assignment to
Brazil in 1981. Subsequent appointments
included general management
responsibilities in Italy, Mexico and
the UK. He returned to the U.S. as vice
president of research and was elected
to the board of directors in 1993. After
serving for a period as chief technology
officer, he was named president and
COO. Fitzpatrick will also retire from
the board.