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RHONE-POULENC CHAIRMAN RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL PALLADIUM MEDAL

 PRINCETON, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhone-Poulenc's (NYSE: RPU) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Rene Fourtou received the International Palladium Medal last night at a dinner in his honor in Paris.
 The International Palladium Medal is awarded every two years by the American Section of the Societe de Chimie Industrielle to recognize superior contributions to the world's chemical industry.
 In presenting the award to Fourtou, Frank Popoff, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company, said, "The man matches the medal. Palladium is a precious metal. It is renowned for its value as a catalyst and catalysis is sorely needed to trigger the reaction and the interaction required by the chemical industry."
 Popoff also lauded Fourtou's achievements at Rhone-Poulenc but noted that his contribution to the overall industry and the Societe's aims are equally impressive.
 As head of France's leading chemical and pharmaceutical company since 1986, Fourtou has guided its transformation from a national to a global enterprise. Today, Rhone-Poulenc S.A. is the world's seventh largest chemical and pharmaceutical company.
 A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Fourtou's business career began in 1963 when he joined the consulting firm Bossard Consultants. In 1978, he was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of the Bossard Group.
 Fourtou is an active participant in outside organizations. He is the president of the French Quality Movement and head of the Association of French Businesses for the Environment. In 1984, he was co-founder of "Enterprise et Cite," an influential French business network. His entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in the book he co-authored with Jean-Christian Fauvet called "La Passion d'Entreprendre."
 In 1992, Fourtou was voted "Manager of the Year" by France's top 1,500 businessmen and the readers of the "Nouvel Economiste," a weekly French economic magazine.
 The Societe de Chimie Industrielle was founded in Paris in 1917. The American Section was established in New York in 1918 through the efforts of an American chemist, Jerome Alexander, and the Section's first president, Leo Baekeland, inventor of Bakelite, the first synthetic resin.
 The International Palladium Medal, established in 1958, is presented in recognition of contributions to the world chemical industry and international cooperation. Fourtou is the 18th person to receive the award. Past recipients have included chemical industry executives representing, so far, five countries: Belgium, France, West Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.
 Rhone-Poulenc S.A. operates in 140 countries and has 86,000 employees worldwide. Its American chemical subsidiary, Rhone-Poulenc Inc., operates a total of 56 facilities and employs 8,000 people in the United States. The company concentrates its activities in three areas: agricultural products, basic and specialty chemicals.
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