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1 UK Communications August 2006 CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES Rhodia in the UK 2006

2 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 2 Rhodia UK: a changing business perimeter 1927-Rhône-Poulenc acquires UK company May & Baker (pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and chemicals) Acquisition of RTZs speciality chemicals business and creation of Rhône-Poulenc Chemicals Ltd Rhône-Poulencs Chemicals and Fibres sectors are merged to create Rhodia and the company begins trading on the Paris Bourse and New York Stock Exchange. -Disposal of Lifford and Gloucester sites. -Creation of Nufarm Ltd. -Creation of IDS (Isceon distribution) Acquisition of Albright & Wilson (Specialty Phosphates and Phosphorus & Performance Derivatives). -Acquisition of ChiRex (Pharmaceutical contract research and manufacturing).

3 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 3 Rhodia UK: a changing business perimeter 2001-Sale of Albright & Wilson Surfactants Europe to Huntsman. -Sale of Metal Organic business (Clayton) to OMG Sale of Brewing & Enzymes business (Woodley) to Genencor Inc Sale of the polyurethane flame retardants business and the Avonmouth PPD site to Albemarle Corporation Sale of Specialty Phosphates Europe, including the Widnes site and manufacturing facilities at the Oldbury PPD site to Thermphos. -Sale of chlor-alkali and sulphuric acid businesses at Staveley, Derbyshire, to INEOS Chlor. - Sale of anaesthetics business based at the Avonmouth site to Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

4 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 4 Rhodia UK: a changing business perimeter Sale of refrigerant blends business based in Avonmouth to DuPont. -Sale of silicone cartridge sealants, including the Oadby site, to Henkel. -Sale of the latex coatings business, including the Clayton site, to Hexion 2006-Sale of custom synthesis business, including the Annan and Dudley sites, to Shasun Chemicals & Drugs.

5 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 5 Plant Offices Technical Centres Location of UK sites Oldbury Bordon Avonmouth Leeds Staveley Watford

6 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 6 Sites by global enterprise Leeds Surfactants and biocides for the personal care, detergency, emulsion polymerisation, metalworking and water treatment markets. Oldbury Manufacture of phosphorus derivatives used in water treatment detergents, flame retardants and fine chemicals. Staveley Toll manufacturing of sulphuric acid exclusively for INEOS Chlor. Rhodia Novecare Bordon Sales and technical centre for silicone products used in flame retardant cables, airbags, marine paints etc.. Silcea Avonmouth Manufacture of agrochemical intermediates, anaesthetics for human and veterinary use and refrigerants. Organics

7 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 7 Rhodia UK: headcount Creation of Rhodia Rhodia Group total headcount: 19, * 995

8 August 2006 UK Communications CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES 8 Rhodia Group 2005: External sales by production zone North America: 19% of sales Europe: 50% of sales Latin America: 12% of sales Asia Pacific: 19% of sales GLOBAL TOTAL SALES: 5,085m UK TOTAL SALES: 245m


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