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DR. RONALDO H. SCHMITZ TO JOIN ROHM AND HAAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 DR. RONALDO H. SCHMITZ TO JOIN ROHM AND HAAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Rohm and Haas announced that its board of directors today elected a new member, Dr. Ronaldo H. Schmitz.
 Schmitz, 53, is a member of the board of managing directors of Deutsche Bank AG, based in Frankfurt, West Germany.
 Commenting on the election, J. Lawrence Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH), said, "Dr. Schmitz brings a comprehensive understanding of international business and finance to our board. Half of Rohm and Haas sales are made outside the U.S., and that percentage will increase in coming years. Dr. Schmitz' perspective on the financial factors that affect global business will be invaluable."
 Before joining Deutsche Bank in 1990, Schmitz worked for BASF for 23 years, the last 10 as a member of the company's board of managing directors. He holds degrees from the University of Cologne in West Germany and from Insead in Fontainbleau, France.
 Schmitz will begin his tenure with the Rohm and Haas board of directors on Jan. 1, 1992.
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 /Editors: The Rohm and Haas board of directors consists of 14 members, 15 after Schmitz joins the board on Jan. 1. Ten of the 14 people currently on the board are outside directors./
 /CONTACT: Laura Hadden of Rohm and Haas, 215-592-3054/
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