Rohm And Haas Sets Up Turkish Office, Names Distributor

Rohm And Haas Sets Up Turkish Office,
Names Distributor Philadelphia-based Rohm and Haas Co. — a producer of specialty materials for the
textile, paper, nonwovens, and paint and coatings industries — has opened Rohm and Haas Kimyasal
Ürünler Dagitim ve Ticaret A.S. near Istanbul, Turkey. Through the new office, the company markets
and sells its products, and provides service solutions to customers in the surrounding region.

“This office will serve the growing needs of the Central Asia and Middle East markets,” said
Haluk Ersen, COO. “Our proximity to these important markets will enable us to respond better to
their specific dynamics and requirements. Identifying and pursuing growth opportunities with our
customers is a key priority.”

In other company news, Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has named Tikkurila Coatings Oy,
Finland, its exclusive distributor in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the
Commonwealth of Independent States including Russia.

February 2005