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HERCULES INC. ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Inc. (NYSE: HPC) today announced organizational and management changes.
 "These changes represent the natural next step in senior management development and lay the groundwork for portfolio changes anticipated in the year ahead," said Thomas L. Gossage, Hercules chairman, president and chief executive officer.
 The changes, effective as soon as an orderly transition of duties occurs, are as follows:
 The five businesses within the current Hercules Materials Company are transferred to other organizations; the Materials Company structure itself will be dissolved.
 -- Absorbent & Textile Products is transferred to the Hercules Chemical Specialties Company;
 -- Electronics & Printing Products is transferred to the Hercules Food & Functional Products Company;
 -- Composite Products is transferred to Hercules Aerospace Company.
 -- Packaging Films and Liquid Molding Resins are transferred to R. Keith Elliott, senior vice president and chief financial officer, pending the anticipated divestiture of these businesses.
 Dr. Vincent J. Corbo, president of Hercules Materials Company, replaces Thomas G. Tepas as president of the Hercules Food & Functional Products Company.
 Tepas becomes senior vice president of administration, with responsibility for human resources, public affairs, and operations support. Tepas will also chair a new team dealing with corporate structure in anticipation of portfolio changes that are underway or are anticipated over the next 12 months.
 Robert J.A. Fraser continues as senior vice president with responsibility for International and Science & Technology.
 Dr. Theodore M. Bednarski, vice president and general manager of Liquid Molding Resins, is named to the newly created position of chief scientist, reporting to Fraser. Bednarksi will head a new research team being assembled that will explore and expand basic scientific knowledge in fields of importance to Hercules.
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 /CONTACT: Donald R. Kirtley of Hercules, 302-594-6918/
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