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OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS WIN NATIONAL ROHM AND HAAS AWARDS IN PHILADELPHIA

 Spencer Christian Delivers Keynote Speech; Ernest Jones Wins
 Community Service Award
 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tito Puente, an emulsion operator working at Rohm and Haas Company's (NYSE: ROH) Chicago Heights plant, thinks it's "no big deal" spending nights and weekends helping some of the poorest residents of Chicago's south suburbs find permanent housing and full-time jobs.
 Puente's attitude, that volunteering should be an integral part of everyone's daily routine, is typical of the views of the Rohm and Haas employees and retirees who were honored here tonight.
 The six winners were selected because of their exemplary efforts in serving the communities where they live and work. Their volunteer activities range from recording audio cassettes for the blind to counseling abused Hispanic students.
 According to Delbert S. Payne, head of the company's Corporate Social Investment Department and creator of the awards program six years ago, the penchant for helping others is a vital part of the Rohm and Haas culture.
 "There is no question that every corporation in America has a responsibility to support the communities where they do business," Payne said.
 "We especially are sensitive to the fact that tomorrow's employees need to be educated and nurtured right now. As business leaders we can play a tremendous role in helping our young people reach their greatest potential."
 Payne said that the employees and retirees receiving the honor tonight were nominated by fellow employees all across the United States. Employee winners include: Tito Puente from Chicago Heights, Ill.; Chester S. Pogonowski from Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pa.; and Carman Santasania from State College, Pa. Retiree winners are Leroy G. Fox from Knoxville, Tenn.; Ned Riddle from Rydal, Pa., and Harrison Fisher from Bristol, Pa..
 Ernest Jones, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, received the Annual Community Service Award for his outstanding efforts to tackle the gripping urban problems facing Philadelphia such as homelessness, housing and drugs.
 "Good Morning America" weathercaster Spencer Christian delivered the keynote address which focused on the need for all Americans to volunteer and contribute to their communities' welfare.
 Winners received commemorative plaques, mantel clocks and cash grants to be used by their volunteer organizations. They also were given a two-day trip to Philadelphia with special guided tours of the city's top historical and cultural attractions.
 Rohm and Haas Company is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals used around the world to make everyday products such as house paints, food packaging, automobile taillights, window frames, diapers, motor oils, refined sugar, construction materials, magazines, leather shoes and garments, agricultural products and laboratory testing equipment. With sales of $3 billion, the company currently holds the 165th position on the Fortune 500 ranking.
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