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Dec 21, 2015Adam Grose Named President, Specialty Construction Chemicals for GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
Adam Grose Named President, Specialty Construction Chemicals for GCP Applied Technologies Inc. GCP is the planned spin-off of Grace Construction Products and Darex Packaging Technologies COLUMBIA, MD. – Dec. 21, 2015 – W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Adam Grose has been named President, Specialty Construction Chemicals of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), the Cambridge, MA-based public company to be formed by the planned spin-off in early 2016 of Gra... 
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Dec 14, 2015Kapples Named Vice President and General Counsel, GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
GCP is the planned spin-off of Grace Construction Products and Darex Packaging Technologies COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that John “Jack” Kapples has been named Vice President and General Counsel of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., the public company to be formed by the planned spin-off in early 2016 of Grace’s Construction Products segment and its Darex Packaging Techn... 
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Dec 07, 2015Grace Launches ‘Syloid A’ Matting Agents for Exceptional Performance in Architectural Paint
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), a global innovator in technologies for industrial and specialty coatings, is launching Syloid® A matting agents for the architectural market to meet consumer demand for high-performance, low-gloss paints. This is the company’s first product designed specifically for the architectural coatings industry. Grace designed the Syloid® A Series to provide paint form... 
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Nov 30, 2015Zain Mahmood Named President, Specialty Building Materials and Global Operations, GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
GCP is the planned spin-off of Grace Construction Products and Darex Packaging Technologies COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Zain Mahmood has been named President, Specialty Building Materials (SBM) and Global Operations of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., the public company to be formed by the planned spin-off in early 2016 of Grace’s Construction Products segment and... 
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Nov 10, 2015Grace Names Directors for GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
Spin-off of its Construction Products and Darex Packaging Businesses; New Directors to Begin Service Upon Separation in First Quarter 2016 COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today announced the members of the Board of Directors of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., the new independent publicly traded company to be formed by the planned spin-off of Grace’s Construction Products business segment and Darex Pack... 
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Oct 22, 2015Grace Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results
Adjusted EPS of $1.37; Strong Margin and Cash Flow Performance Adjusted EBIT of $173.4 million up 0.4% at constant currency Adjusted Free Cash Flow year-to-date of $342.9 million up 2.3% Grace's low cash tax rate resulted in a favorable impact to cash flow of $68.0 million year-to-date, equivalent to $0.93 per share Raising 2015 outlook for Adjusted EPS to $5.25 to $5.35 at constant ... 
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Oct 19, 2015Naren Srinivasan Named Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
GCP is the planned spin-off of Grace Construction Products and Darex Packaging Technologies COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Naren Srinivasan has been named Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., the public company to be formed by the planned spin-off in early 2016 of Grace’s Construction Products segment and its Darex Packaging ... 
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Oct 14, 2015Grace Silica Gels Provide an Alternative to Microplastic Exfoliating Agents for Personal Care Industry
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 2015-- The personal care industry has responded to consumer demand by producing an ever-increasing array of exfoliating skin products. Just as quickly, the industry is reacting to environmental concerns about polymer microbeads and other microplastics used as abrasive agents. Now W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) is offering an alternative with silica, a product it has been innovating in a variety of consumer appl... 
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Oct 01, 2015Grace Announces Release Date for Third Quarter 2015 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2015 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 22, 2015. 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 on business perform... 
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Sep 14, 2015Dean Freeman Named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GCP Applied Technologies Inc. Spin-Off
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Dean P. Freeman has been hired to be Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., the public company expected to be formed by a spin-off in early 2016 of Grace’s Construction Products segment and its Darex Packaging Technologies business. Upon the split, Freeman will lead GCP’s global finance and information technology teams.... 
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Sep 09, 2015Grace to Present at Credit Suisse 28th Annual Basic Materials Conference
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Hudson La Force, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse 28th Annual Basic Materials Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Scheduled to begin at 1:55 p.m. Eastern Time, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously and posted on the company’s website. To listen to ... 
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Sep 03, 2015Grace to Provide UNIPOL PP Technology and Services To Hyosung Corporation in Seoul, Korea
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announces that it will provide its UNIPOL® polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Hyosung Corporation of Seoul, Korea for its new facility in Ulsan, which is expected to open in 2017. Hyosung is a Korean industrial conglomerate operating in various industries, including machinery, IT, construction, and textiles. Its Ulsan facility is expected to produce... 
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Aug 05, 2015Grace Announces Filing of Form 10 Registration Statement for Spin-Off of Construction Products and Darex Packaging Technologies
Spin-Off to be Named GCP Applied Technologies Inc.; Transaction Expected to be Completed in First Quarter 2016 COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace) (NYSE: GRA) today announced the filing of an initial Form 10 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its previously announced plan to spin off its Construction Products operating segment and Darex Packaging T... 
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Jul 29, 2015Grace Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results
Adjusted EPS of $1.19; Strong Margin and Cash Flow Performance Adjusted EBIT of $156.8 million up 5% at constant currency Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $199.7 million up 9% year-to-date Grace's low cash tax rate resulted in a favorable impact to cash flow of $40.3 million year-to-date, equivalent to $0.55 per share Plan to separate Grace into two industry-leading public companies on... 
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Jul 08, 2015Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2015 Results
COLUMBIA, Md., July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2015 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. 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 on business performa... 
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May 26, 2015Grace European Facility Receives GMP Excipient Certification for SYLOID® FP Silica Gel
WORMS, GERMANY – May 26, 2015 – W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announces that its manufacturing facility in Worms, Germany has received good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification from EXCiPACT™, an independent organization that certifies manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of pharmaceutical excipients.  All three Grace facilities that produce its SYLOID® FP brand of pharmaceutical grade excipient silica gels have now received GMP certification, following the Curtis Bay, Maryl... 
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May 18, 2015Grace and Chevron Joint Venture, ART, to Build World-Class Catalysts Plant at Grace’s Lake Charles, LA Site
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today announced that Advanced Refining Technologies® (ART), the company’s joint venture with Chevron Products Company, will invest approximately $135 million to build a residue hydroprocessing catalyst plant and additional alumina capacity at the existing Grace manufacturing facility in Lake Charles, LA. Construction is expected to begin in late 2015 with completion a... 
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May 12, 2015Grace to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2015
Columbia, MD - May 12, 2015 - W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York City on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Scheduled to begin at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously and posted on the company’s website. To listen to the live audio webcast, go to www.grace.com and click on the Events & Presentations tab in the Inv... 
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Apr 27, 2015Grace to Provide UNIPOL® PP Technology and Services To Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical in China
COLUMBIA, MD. – April 27, 2015 – W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announces that it will provide its UNIPOL® polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical Co., Ltd. for a new PP production facility in Anning Yunnan, China. Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical is a new subsidiary of Yuntianhua Group Co., Ltd., the largest chemical company in Kunming, Yunnan Province. With an expected opening in 2017, the new enterprise plans to purchase propylene from the PetroChin... 
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Apr 23, 2015Grace Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Adjusted EPS of $0.82; Affirms Constant Currency Earnings and Cash Flow Outlook Adjusted EBIT of $117.0 million up 5%, and up approximately 15% at constant currency Adjusted Free Cash Flow up 32% Grace's low cash tax rate resulted in a favorable impact to cash flow of $19.8 million, equivalent to $0.27 per share Plan to separate Grace into two industry-leading public compa... 
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Apr 20, 2015Grace Completes Phase 1 of First Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts Manufacturing Plant in Middle East
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 20, 2015 – W. R. Grace & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa (second from left) was joined by representatives of Joint Venture partner Al Dahra Agriculture as well as Grace employees and contractors in late March.  The visit marked the commissioning of a new catalyst logistics silo terminal and the end of Phase 1 of construction for the first fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts manufacturing facility in the Middle East.  ... 
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Apr 02, 2015Grace Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2015 Results
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2015 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 23, 2015. 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... 
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Feb 05, 2015TIME CHANGE: Grace Conference Call
Conference Call to be held at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time Today COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that its previously scheduled conference call will be held today, Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET instead of the previously scheduled time of 11:00 a.m. ET. The dial-in numbers remain the same. Access to the live webcast and the accompanying slides will be available throu... 
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Feb 05, 2015Grace to Separate Into Two Industry-Leading Public Companies
Creates Two Focused Companies with Improved Growth and Value Creation Potential Conference Call for Investors Today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) (“Grace” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. The two companies, to be named prior to closing, will be “New Gr... 
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Feb 05, 2015Grace Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results
Reports 4Q14 Adjusted EPS of $1.37; Announces Additional $500 Million Share Repurchase Program 4Q14 sales increased 4% to $804.1 million, up 7% currency adjusted 4Q14 Adjusted EBIT increased 21% to $167.9 million, up 27% currency adjusted 2014 sales increased 6% to $3.2 billion, up 7% currency adjusted 2014 Adjusted EBIT increased 14% to $626.2 million, up 16% currency adj... 
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Jan 23, 2015Cummings, Gulyas Elected to Grace Board of Directors
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announces that its Board of Directors has elected two new members—Robert F. Cummings, Jr., and Diane H. Gulyas. Their election increases the board from eight to 10 members. Both will be up for re-election at Grace’s annual meeting. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa said, “We are pleased to add these two highly qualified leaders to our board. Both... 
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Jan 15, 2015Grace Announces Release Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2015-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 5, 2015. 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 ... 
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Jan 08, 2015Elizabeth Brown Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer for W. R. Grace
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2015-- W. R. Grace (NYSE: GRA) announces that Elizabeth (Liz) C. Brown has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer to lead the company’s global human resources organization. She joins the senior leadership team as an officer of the company. Grace employs approximately 6,500 people in over 40 countries. Elizabeth (Liz) C. Brown (Photo: Business Wire) Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Offi... 
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