Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Announces Date Of August 5, 2013 For 2nd Quarter 2013 Earnings Release And Conference Call

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) today announced plans to host its conference call and webcast to discuss the results of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:00 am Eastern time.

To access this conference call, the dial-in number in the U.S. is (800) 553-5260, and the international dial-in number is (612) 332-7516. No access code is needed for either call. A listen-only, live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.rocksp.com.

Materials for the call, including the earnings release and presentation, will be available for download on the company’s website on the morning of the call. For persons unable to listen to the live conference call or webcast, a webcast replay of the call will be available on Rockwood’s website.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. is a leading global inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials company. Rockwood has a worldwide employee base of approximately 10,200 people and annual net sales of approximately $3.5 billion in 2012. The company focuses on global niche segments of the specialty chemicals, pigments and additives and advanced materials markets. For more information on Rockwood, please visit www.rocksp.com .

The information set forth in this press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the business, operations and financial condition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rockwood"). Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "predicts" and variations of such words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although Rockwood believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that its expectations will be realized. "Forward-looking statements" consist of all non-historical information, including any statements referring to the prospects and future performance of Rockwood. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in Rockwood's forward-looking statements due to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the "Risk Factors" described in Rockwood's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rockwood does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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