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Grace Appoints Jeremy Rohen Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

COLUMBIA, Md., April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced the appointment of Jeremy F. Rohen as Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, effective immediately.

Jeremy Rohen to Lead Grace Investor Relations
Jeremy Rohen Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, W. R. Grace & Co.

In this expanded role, Rohen will maintain his responsibilities of leading corporate development and strategy and oversee Grace’s investor relations program, focused on educating the financial community about the company’s strategy, business performance, and growth plans. Mr. Rohen will continue to report directly to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Blaser.

“Jeremy is a seasoned financial executive with a deep knowledge of Grace and our industry,” said Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He has been instrumental in our corporate development strategy and execution and we are thrilled he will now assume leadership of the critically important investor relations function. I look forward to his contributions as we strive to further expand and enhance our engagement with the investment community.”

Festa continued, “I want to thank Tania Almond for her contribution in her role leading Grace’s investor relations program over the last several years. Tania will remain with the Company for a period of time as we work toward executing a seamless transition.”

Rohen has been Vice President, Corporate Development, Strategy and Treasury since March 2016. He joined Grace in 2010 to lead its M&A and corporate development activities. During his more than eight years with Grace, Rohen has led over $1.3 billion in acquisitions and was responsible for executing the transactional and operational separation of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. through a tax-free spin-off completed in 2016. Prior to joining Grace, he spent 10 years with Seale & Associates, Inc., a boutique global investment bank and corporate advisory firm. Rohen earned both a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s in Taxation from The George Washington University School of Business.

About Grace

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. With approximately 3,900 employees, Grace operates and/or sells to customers in over 60 countries. More information about Grace is available at

This announcement contains forward-looking statements, that is, information related to future, not past, events. Such statements generally include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “targets,” “will,” “expects,” “suggests,” “anticipates,” “outlook,” “continues,” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expected financial positions; results of operations; cash flows; financing plans; business strategy; operating plans; capital and other expenditures; competitive positions; growth opportunities for existing products; benefits from new technology and cost reduction initiatives, plans and objectives; and markets for securities. For these statements, Grace claims the protections of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Like other businesses, Grace is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ materially from its projections or that could cause other forward-looking statements to prove incorrect. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: risks related to foreign operations, especially in emerging regions; the costs and availability of raw materials, energy and transportation; the effectiveness of its research and development and growth investments;acquisitions and divestitures of assets and businesses; developments affecting Grace’s outstanding indebtedness; developments affecting Grace's pension obligations; its legal and environmental proceedings; environmental compliance costs; the inability to establish or maintain certain business relationships; the inability to hire or retain key personnel; natural disasters such as storms and floods, and force majeure events; changes in tax laws and regulations; international trade disputes, tariffs and sanctions; the potential effects of cyberattacks; and those additional factors set forth in Grace's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are readily available on the Internet at Reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on Grace's projections and forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates those projections and statements are made. Grace undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revision to the projections and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement, or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this announcement.

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