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Dec 16, 2014Klaus-Alexander Rieder, Kumar Ranganathan Win 2014 Grace Award for Technical Excellence
COLUMBIA, Md. – Dec. 16, 2014 –W. R. Grace (NYSE: GRA) announces that Dr. Klaus-Alexander Rieder and Dr. Kumar Ranganathan of Grace Construction Products (GCP) are the recipients of the 2014 Grace Award for Technical Excellence (GATE) for their development of STRUX® – a series of novel synthetic macro fibers for reinforcing concrete.  Introduced by the Grace Research Council in 2007, GATE recognizes employees for technical achievement of the highest caliber that has resulted in the most sig... 
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Nov 20, 2014Grace Buys Out Turkey Construction Products JV Partner
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the remaining 50 percent equity interest in the joint venture it formed in 1996 with STFA Yatırım Holding A.S., one of Turkey’s most established and reputable conglomerates providing services in construction, natural gas distribution, construction equipment, and construction chemicals. With the agreement, STFA will sell its ... 
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Oct 31, 2014New Grace Global Headquarters Building Earns LEED Silver Certification
Columbia, MD – Oct. 31, 2014 – Last evening at a ceremony to commemorate the opening of its new 90,000-square-foot global headquarters here, W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced that the building has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).Pictured below during the ceremony with the LEED Silver plaque are (left to right): Maryland Deputy Secretary for the Environment David Costello, Grace Chairman and Chief Executive... 
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Oct 30, 2014Grace Hosts State, Community Leaders At Opening of Global HQ Building in Columbia
Columbia, MD – Oct. 30, 2014 – W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa highlighted the company's $100 million capital investment in Maryland over the past three years and the recent addition of 74 employees to its Maryland operations, as Grace introduced state and local leaders to its new global headquarters building at a reception here today.Marking its 160th anniversary in 2014, Grace has advanced its global footprint in recent years while increasing i... 
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Oct 22, 2014Grace Reports Third Quarter Adjusted EPS of $1.07
Sales increased 11 percent to $856 million Adjusted EBIT increased 27 percent to $181 million Grace net income was $74.5 million, or $0.99 per diluted share 2014 Adjusted EBIT outlook range narrowed to $625 to $630 million 2014 Adjusted Free Cash Flow outlook increased to $430 million COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announ... 
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Sep 24, 2014Grace Announces Release Date for Third Quarter 2014 Results
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2014 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 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... 
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Sep 11, 2014Grace Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) (“Grace”) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., priced an offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2021 at an issue price of 100.000% and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2024 at an issue price of 100.000% (together, the “New Notes”). The New Notes... 
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Sep 09, 2014Grace Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) (“Grace”) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. intends, subject to market and other customary conditions, to offer $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2021 and 2024 (the “New Notes”). The New Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Grace and certain of its existing and future domestic subsidiar... 
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Sep 09, 2014Grace to Present at Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference on September 16, 2014
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today announced that Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 16. Scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m. EDT, the presentation will be simultaneously webcast and posted on the company's website. To listen to the audio webcast or to view the present... 
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Sep 03, 2014Grace to Raise Prices for Silica Products Worldwide
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that effective October 6, 2014, prices for silica-based and molecular sieve products produced in its Engineered Materials business will increase 7 percent or as contracts allow. Affected will be prices for silica gel, colloidal silica, precipitated silica, and adsorbent products, including the SYLOID®, SHIELDEX®, SYLOWHITE®, SYLODENT®, SYLOBLOC®, DARAC... 
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Aug 26, 2014Grace to Present at KeyBanc Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September 9, 2014
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today announced that Hudson La Force, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the KeyBanc Basic Materials & Packaging Conference in Boston on Tuesday, September 9. This announcement contains forward-looking statements, that is, information related to future, not past, events. Such statements generally include the word... 
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Jul 29, 2014Grace to Present at Jefferies 2014 Global Industrials Conference on August 12, 2014
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today announced that Gregory E. Poling, the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, is scheduled to present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Industrials Conference in New York City on Tuesday, August 12. Scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. EDT, the presentation will be simultaneously webcast and posted on the company's website. To listen to the audio webcast... 
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Jul 23, 2014Grace Reports Second Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS of $1.22
Sales increased 4 percent to $838 million Adjusted EBIT increased 8 percent to $166 million Grace net income increased to $136.2 million, or $1.77 per diluted share 2014 Adjusted EBIT outlook range narrowed to $620-$640 million COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced second quarter net income of $136.2 million, or $1.77 per dilut... 
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Jun 30, 2014Grace Names Beninati President of Grace Catalysts Technologies
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today the appointment of Albert F. Beninati Jr., as President of its market-leading $1.1 billion Grace Catalysts Technologies segment, which develops and manufactures catalysts and related products/technologies used in energy and refining, polyolefins and plastics, as well as other manufacturing applications. These include fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts,... 
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Jun 25, 2014Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2014 Results
Columbia, MD – June 25, 2014 – W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2014 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  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 second quarter results and provide commentary on business performa... 
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Jun 20, 2014Grace to Present at Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference 2014
Columbia, MD – June 20, 2014 – W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that Hudson La Force, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference in Boston on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.About GraceBuilt on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading ... 
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May 14, 2014Grace to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2014
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today 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 20, 2014. Scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. EDT, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously and posted on the company’s website. To listen to the live audio webcast, go to www.g... 
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Apr 23, 2014Grace Reports First Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS of $0.77
Sales increased 5 percent to $745 million due to acquisitions and higher sales volumes Adjusted EBIT of $111 million included adverse weather impact of $9 million and acquisition-related costs of $7 million Approximately $60 million spent on share repurchases in the quarter COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced first quarter net income of $50.1... 
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Apr 02, 2014Grace Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2014 Results
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2014 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. 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 th... 
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Mar 24, 2014Grace Introduces Disposable Purification Solution to Lower Cost and Accelerate Drug Development For Biotech
Breakthrough Silica Technology Replaces Traditional Resins to Improve Biologic Drug Purification Economics COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) has introduced ProVance™ pre-packed columns, a portfolio of products for cost-effective purification of biologic drugs, specifically monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Monoclonal antibodies are key therapeutic agents used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and... 
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Mar 19, 2014Grace Announces Five-Year Financial Framework; Sets $2 Billion Adjusted Free Cash Flow Target
Company to provide five-year framework for growth and shareholder returns at investor day Sales and earnings growth from new product introductions, geographic expansion, and margin improvement Adjusted Free Cash Flow projected to total over $2 billion through 2018 Share repurchases expected to increase total shareholder return COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2014-- W. R... 
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Mar 06, 2014Grace to Host Investor Day March 19 in New York City
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) will conduct an investor day for institutional investors and analysts on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York City. Fred E. Festa, chairman and chief executive officer, together with other members of the company’s senior management team, will provide updates on key business strategies and growth initiatives. A live video webcast of the conference will be available ... 
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Feb 05, 2014Grace Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Adjusted EPS of $1.09 and Provides 2014 Earnings Outlook
Adjusted EBIT of $139 million including UNIPOL acquisition costs Full-year Adjusted Free Cash Flow improved to $430 million 2014 Adjusted EBIT outlook of $620 to $660 million and Adjusted EBITDA outlook of $765 million to $805 million $500 million share repurchase program announced COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced fourth quarter n... 
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Feb 04, 2014Grace Announces $500 Million Share Repurchase Program
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500 million expected to be completed over the next 12 to 24 months at the discretion of management. “This program demonstrates our commitment to increasing long-term shareholder value," said Fred Festa, Grace’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our strong balance she... 
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Feb 03, 2014Grace Emerges from Chapter 11
Joint Plan of Reorganization Is Effective Today COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced that its Joint Plan of Reorganization became effective today, marking the company’s emergence from Chapter 11. The Joint Plan establishes two independent trusts to compensate asbestos personal injury claimants and property owners. The trusts will be funded with more than $4 billion from a variety of... 
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Jan 17, 2014Grace Names Keith N. Cole, Vice President Government Relations and EHS
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today the appointment of Keith N. Cole as Vice President, Government Relations and Environment, Health, and Safety. Cole will be responsible for Grace’s EHS and public affairs activities worldwide. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa and be located at the company’s global headquarters in Columbia, MD. Since 2002, Cole h... 
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Jan 16, 2014Grace Announces Release Date for Fourth Quarter 2013 Results
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2014-- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2013 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. 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 discus... 
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