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KAMPEN RECOVERING FROM SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL PROCEDURE

 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation (NYSE: GLK) today announced that the company's chairman, president and CEO, Emerson Kampen, is recovering from surgery related to a perforated esophagus. Kampen's condition resulted from complications stemming from dermatomyositis, a disease he was diagnosed as having almost four years ago. The physician heading Kampen's medical team characterized the procedure as a success and, barring any unforeseen complications, expects him to remain hospitalized in Indianapolis for the next three to four weeks.
 Prior to his surgery, and in consultation with the board of directors, Kampen named a management committee to act on behalf of the Office of the President until his return. The committee is comprised of: Robert B. McDonald, senior vice president; Robert T. Jeffares, senior vice president and chief financial officer; David R. Bouchard, vice president; and David A. Hall, vice president.
 Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is the world's leading producer of bromine, brominated chemicals and furfural derivatives for such applications as flame retardants, agriculture, oil and gas well completion fluids, water sanitizers and other specialty applications. The stock of the company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
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 /CONTACT: David R. Bouchard or Gregory J. Griffith of Great Lakes Chemical, 317-497-6100/
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