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Nov 03, 2016Grace Elects Julie Fasone Holder to Board of Directors
COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Julie Fasone Holder has been elected to its Board of Directors. Her election increases the board from seven to eight members. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa said, “We are pleased to add such a highly qualified member to our board. Julie brings strong marketing and operational experience and deep chemical industry knowledge, which will help us execute on our growth an... 
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Nov 01, 2016Grace to Present at Baird 2016 Global Industrial Conference
COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Thomas E. Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Tania C. Almond, Investor Relations Officer, will present at the Baird 2016 Global Industrial Conference in Chicago on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. CST / 4:30 p.m. EST, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously on the company’s website. To listen to the live audio webcast, go to w... 
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Oct 31, 2016Grace to Provide UNIPOL® PP Process Technology and Services at New Braskem La Porte, TX Facility
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has announced that it will provide its UNIPOL® PP process technology and services to Braskem America’s newest planned facility in La Porte, TX, which could begin operations in early 2019. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of PP in the United States, w... 
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Oct 27, 2016Grace, Bunge Sign Global License Agreement Related To New, Trans Fat-Free Technology for Processing Edible Oils
COLUMBIA, MD. – October 27, 2016 – W. R. Grace & Co. announces  the signing of a global license agreement to supply Trisyl® 150IE  silica to Bunge Limited, a leading global agribusiness and food company, for  use in its new edible oils processing technology.According to terms of the  agreement, Grace’s Trisyl® 150IE custom silica will be utilized by  the industry in Bunge’s patented enzymatic interesterification technology to  process edible oils. This new techn... 
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Oct 26, 2016Grace Announces Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share.  The dividend is payable December 8, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business as of November 17, 2016. 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 Mate... 
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Oct 26, 2016Grace Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
Income from continuing operations attributable to Grace of $41.2 million up 22% and Adjusted EBIT of $102.7 million up 22% Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.58 up 26% and Adjusted EPS of $0.80 up 48% Gross margin of 41.6% and Adjusted Gross Margin of 42.8% up 60 bps Net cash flow provided by operating activities of $207.6 million and Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $190.5 million year-to-date Declaring quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 26, 201... 
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Oct 05, 2016Grace Announces Release Date for Third Quarter 2016 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2016 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day. During the call, Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Hudson La Force, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Tom Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss t... 
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Sep 06, 2016Grace to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today its participation in two upcoming investor conferences. On September 13, 2016, Grace will participate in the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference in Boston. The conference format will consist of small group meetings scheduled throughout the day. Thomas Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Tania Almond, Investor Relations Officer, will rep... 
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Aug 04, 2016Grace Opens GMP Release QC Lab at Oregon Facility To Support Pharmaceutical Intermediates Manufacturing
ALBANY, OR. – Aug. 4, 2016 – W. R. Grace & Co. announces the  opening of a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) release Quality Control (QC) lab  at its fine chemicals manufacturing facility located in Albany, Oregon,  expanding support for GMP manufacturing and release for the pharmaceutical and  dietary-related industries. The new lab’s capabilities  will enable the site to validate analytical methods and perform GMP release of  starting materials and advanced... 
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Aug 02, 2016Grace to Present at Jefferies 2016 Industrials Conference
COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Thomas E. Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Tania C. Almond, Investor Relations Officer, will present at the Jefferies 2016 Industrials Conference in New York City on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Scheduled to begin at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Time, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously on the company’s website. To listen to the live audio webcast, go to www.gra... 
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Aug 01, 2016Grace Announces Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share.  The dividend is payable September 14, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business as of August 23, 2016. 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 Mate... 
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Aug 01, 2016Grace Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
Income from continuing operations attributable to Grace of $38.1 million up 17% and Adjusted EBIT of $96.1 million up 17% Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.54 up 20% and Adjusted EPS of $0.74 up 45% Gross margin of 44.4% up 320 bps and Adjusted Gross Margin of 44.6% up 280 bps Net cash flow provided by operating activities of $136.8 million and Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $132.5 million year-to-date Declaring quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share COLUMBIA, Md. , Aug... 
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Jul 07, 2016Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2016 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., July 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2016 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Monday, August 1, 2016. A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day. During the call, Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Hudson La Force, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Tom Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the r... 
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Jul 01, 2016Grace Completes Purchase of BASF Polyolefin Catalysts Business
COLUMBIA, Md., July 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced that on June 30, 2016, it completed the acquisition of the assets of the BASF Polyolefin Catalysts business. The acquisition includes LYNX® high-activity polyethylene (PE) catalyst technologies that are used commercially in slurry processes for the production of high-density PE resins such as bimodal film and pipe. LYNX® polypropylene (PP) catalyst technologies are used commercially in all major PP p... 
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May 24, 2016Grace Focuses Its Pharma, Nutraceutical Business; Sells Chromatography Instruments, Columns, and Related Laboratory Product Lines
COLUMBIA, Md., May 24, 2016 – W. R.  Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today affirmed its commitment to three growing  service lines for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, and announced  agreements to sell product lines associated with its chromatography instruments,  columns, and related laboratory products businesses that are not aligned with the  company's plans for growth.Grace will continue to supply VYDAC®  and DAVISIL® media for process chromatography,... 
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May 10, 2016Grace to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2016
COLUMBIA, Md., May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Thomas E. Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Tania C. Almond, Investor Relations Officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York City on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. Eastern Time, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously on the company’s website. To listen to the live audio webcast, go to www.gra... 
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Apr 27, 2016Grace Announces Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it had declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share.  The dividend is payable June 9, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business as of May 19, 2016. 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 Te... 
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Apr 27, 2016Grace Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
Adjusted EPS of $0.57; Strong Margin and Cash Flow Performance Adjusted EBIT of $82.6 million up 16% Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $74.1 million Declaring quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share Affirming 2016 full-year outlook COLUMBIA, Md., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced a first quarter net loss of $2.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share. This net loss includes approximately $40 million of after tax costs related to the s... 
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Apr 22, 2016Grace Agrees to Purchase BASF’s Polyolefin Catalysts Business
COLUMBIA, Md., April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of BASF’s Polyolefin Catalysts business. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year pending regulatory approvals, required consultations with employee representatives, and other customary closing conditions. Terms were not disclosed. Grace is a leading supplier of polyolefin catalysts technology, as well as polyp... 
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Apr 07, 2016Grace Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2016 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2016 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day. During the call, Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hudson La Force, President and Chief Operating Officer and Tom Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the r... 
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Feb 11, 2016Grace Names Thomas Blaser Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer Designate
COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Thomas E. Blaser has been named Senior Vice President, Finance, and is expected to be elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective immediately following the filing in late February of the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K.  At that time, Hudson La Force is expected to resign as Chief Financial Officer. La Force was named President and Chief Operating Officer on Feb. ... 
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Feb 11, 2016Grace Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results
Adjusted EPS of $1.40; Strong Margin and Cash Flow Performance 4Q15 Adjusted EBIT of $171.3 million up 10% at constant currency 2015 Adjusted EBIT of $618.5 million up 8% at constant currency 2015 Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $437.4 million 2015 cash flow includes a favorable impact of $118.3 million, equivalent to $1.63 per share, due to Grace's low cash tax rate Completed separation of Grace into two industry-leading public companies COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE N... 
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Feb 04, 2016Grace Names Hudson La Force President and Chief Operating Officer
COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Hudson La Force has been named President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Since 2008, La Force has served as Grace’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A photo accompanying this announ... 
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Feb 03, 2016Grace Completes Separation Into Two Independent, Industry-Leading Companies
COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has completed the previously announced separation of Grace into two independent, industry-leading companies:  W. R. Grace & Co. and GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP). GCP will begin “regular way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow. The separation occurred by means of a pro rata distribution to Grace stockholders of all of the outstanding shares of GCP common stock. One share of GCP com... 
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Jan 26, 2016Grace Announces Plans to Initiate Quarterly Cash Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a policy of paying a regular quarterly cash dividend at an initial annual rate of $0.68 per share of common stock of the Company. Grace expects its Board of Directors to declare the first quarterly dividend equal to $0.17 per share in connection with the release of Grace’s first quarter 2016 earnings, with payment expected during the second quarter. “Begi... 
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Jan 22, 2016Grace Announces Pricing of Private Offering of Senior Notes by GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) (Grace) announced today that GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Grace, has priced an offering of $525,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 9.500% Senior Notes due 2023 (the Notes) at an issue price of 100.0%. The Notes will pay interest semiannually and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of GCP’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries. The Notes... 
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Jan 20, 2016Grace Provides Additional Preliminary Comments on 2015 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that in connection with the debt and equity marketing activities relating to the separation of Grace’s Construction Products segment and its Darex Packaging Technologies business to form GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), Grace is providing certain additional preliminary full year results before its full earnings release on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. For 2015, Grace’s preliminary net sales are ex... 
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Jan 14, 2016Laurie Andriate Named President, Darex Packaging Technologies
Darex is Part of Planned Grace Spin-Off Company, GCP Applied Technologies Inc. COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Laurie Andriate has been named President, Darex Packaging Technologies (Darex), which is part of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), the public company to be formed by the planned spin-off in early 2016 of Grace’s Construction Products segment and its Darex business. Darex is a leading global supplier of can s... 
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Jan 12, 2016Grace Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes by GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (the “Issuer”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Grace, intends, subject to market and other customary conditions, to offer $525.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Issuer’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries. The Notes and the related gu... 
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Jan 12, 2016Grace and GCP Applied Technologies to Host Investor Day
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it will host an investor day on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in New York City at the New York Stock Exchange. Buy-side investors and sell-side analysts are invited to attend in person.  As previously announced, Grace plans to separate its Construction Products segment and Darex Packaging Technologies business from the remaining business of Grace to form GCP Applied Technologies Inc. as a new public... 
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Jan 12, 2016Grace Board of Directors Approves Separation of GCP Applied Technologies
Separation Expected to be Completed on Feb. 3, 2016 COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the previously announced plan to separate Grace’s Construction Products segment and Darex Packaging Technologies business from the remaining businesses of Grace to form GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (“GCP” or “GCP Applied Technologies”). The planned separation, which is expected to be generally tax-free t... 
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Jan 12, 2016Grace Announces Release Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results; Provides Preliminary Comments on 2015 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 11, 2016.  A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 11:00 a.m. ET that day. During the call, Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Hudson La Force, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the results and provide commentary ... 
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