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GRACE ACQUIRES GERMAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

 BOCA RATON, Fla., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) today announced that a subsidiary has completed the previously announced acquisition of Riggers Medizintechnik GmbH, a manufacturer and distributor of dialysis products headquartered in Bremerhaven, Germany.
 Riggers develops, manufactures and distributes a full line of kidney dialysis products, including hemodialysis concentrate, saline solutions, bloodlines and kidney dialysis machines. The Riggers management team will continue in its current role reporting to National Medical Care, Inc., Grace's health care subsidiary.
 In commenting on this acquisition, Dr. Constantine L. Hampers, a Grace executive vice president and chairman and chief executive officer of National Medical Care, said: "Riggers will complement Grace's health care business and will facilitate National Medical Care's growth in Germany, one of the major markets for dialysis products and services in the European community."
 Grace is the world's largest specialty chemicals company and holds a leadership position in specialized health care.
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 /CONTACT: Chuck Suits of W. R. Grace, 407-362-2600 or 800-GRACE99/
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CO: W. R. Grace & Co.; Riggers Medizintechnik GmbH ST: Florida IN: HEA SU: TNM

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