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GEORGIA GULF NAMES NEW OFFICERS

 ATLANTA, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Gulf Corp. (NYSE: GGC) today announced the appointment of three new officers and a realignment of executive responsibilities, according to Jerry R. Satrum, president and chief executive officer.
 Promoted are Gary L. Elliott to the position of vice president - marketing and sales, commodity chemicals group from business manager - electrochemicals and midwest regional sales manager; Edward A. Schmitt to vice president - operations, commodity chemicals group from general manager - operations commodity chemicals group; and Mark J. Seal to vice president - polymer group from business and manufacturing director - vinyl resins.
 The positions filled by Elliott and Schmitt are newly created as is the position of vice president - supply and corporate development to be assumed by Thomas G. Swanson, previously vice president - commodity chemicals group. Seal succeeds Edwin S. Schiffer, one of the company's founding shareholders, who has chosen to take early retirement. All of these officers in their new roles will report directly to Satrum, the company said.
 Commenting on the announcement, Satrum said, "These new assignments recognize the growing complexity of our business as well as the outstanding accomplishments of all of these individuals. As we move forward, we have an executive management team in place with a depth of experience, which will enable the company to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. We are appreciative of the contributions made by Mr. Schiffer in his many assignments since our founding in 1985," Satrum added, "and we wish him well in his new endeavors."
 Georgia Gulf, headquartered in Atlanta and listed on the NYSE (GGC), is a major manufacturer of several highly integrated lines of commodity chemicals and polymers including aromatic, natural gas and electrochemical products.
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