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Alfredo Rovira Joins H.B. Fuller Board of Directors.

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ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2003

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) announced that Alfredo L. Rovira has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective January 1, 2003. His election expands the board to 11 members.

Rovira, a native of La Rioja, Argentina, currently serves as senior partner in the law firm of Brons & Salas, located in Buenos Aires, and is managing partner and chairman of the firm's commercial law department. Rovira is governor of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina, and a board member for several Argentinean companies, both national and international in scope. In addition, he serves as professor of commercial law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and professor of post-graduate courses at Universidad Austral. He has also contributed to several legal texts.

"We are delighted to welcome Alfredo to our board," said Al Stroucken, H.B. Fuller chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His expertise and broad experience in international business, corporate governance and law will be invaluable to us as we seek to further expand our business and increase our international presence."

H.B. Fuller Company is a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints and other specialty chemical products, with fiscal 2001 sales of $1.274 billion. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FUL. For more information about the company, visit the Web site at:
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