Press Alert: Rohm and Haas Monomers Business Announces Price Increases

PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 22, 2005 - Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE:ROH) today announced plans to immediately implement selling price increases of 10 cents per pound for methacrylate and specialty products sold in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) zone; 100 euros per metric ton in Europe.

The effects of Hurricane Katrina have exacerbated an already difficult situation with regards to raw material and energy-related costs. The current outlook is for these extraordinarily high costs to continue, across the globe, well into 2006.

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About Rohm and Haas Company
Rohm and Haas is a Philadelphia-based specialty materials company which makes products for the personal care, grocery, home and construction markets, and the electronics industry. The company had annual sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2004 with operations in 27 countries. Additional information about Rohm and Haas can be found at


Steve Mills
Rohm and Haas Monomers, NAFTA
Phone: +1 (215) 592-3387

Anton Van Beek
Rohm and Haas Monomers, Europe
Phone: +33-1-40-02-51-71

Leslie Johnson
Rohm and Haas
Phone: +1 (215) 592-6922

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