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Rockwood Holdings, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets various specialty chemicals for industrial and commercial applications primarily in Germany, the United States, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Lithium and Surface Treatment. The Lithium segment offers basic lithium compounds comprising lithium carbonate, which is used as a fluxing agent for enamels, glass, and ceramic production; lithium hydroxide for the use in high performance greases; lithium nitrate for the rubber industry; lithium chloride, which is principally used in gas and air treatment; and potash, a by-product of lithium brine. It also offers special salts that include lithium phosphate, which is used as a catalyst for chemical reactions; lithium bromide that is used for air conditioning applications; and lithium carbonate for pharmaceutical applications, as well as butyllithium/lithium metal products that is used as a polymerization initiator for synthetic rubber and thermoplastic elastomers. In addition, this segment provides battery products for electronic applications in disposable and rechargeable batter industries; lithium compounds and other products for life science applications, such as special reagents for the synthesis of drug intermediates, and for the flavor and fragrances industry; and special metal compounds for X-ray diagnostic systems and airbag applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, metallurgical, automotive, electronics, and pyrotechnical industries. The Surface Treatment segment offers various metal surface treatment products; cleaners, iron phosphates, coolants, paint strippers, and flocculants; corrosion protection products that comprise waxes, which are used to protect airframes; maintenance chemicals for aircraft engines and turbines; and sealants for airplanes. This segment serves automotive, aerospace, and general, as well as steel and metal-working industries. Rockwood Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

3,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/14
Founded in 2000

rockwood holdings inc (ROC) Top Compensated Officers

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financi...
Total Annual Compensation: $493.5K
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Total Annual Compensation: $429.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Andrews & Springer LLC Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Rockwood Holdings, Inc

Andrews & Springer LLC announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of stockholders of Rockwood Holdings Inc. seeking to challenge the Company's recently announced merger. According to the lawsuit, on July 15, 2014, Rockwood and Albemarle Corporation announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Albemarle will acquire Rockwood in a merger valued at roughly $6.2 billion. As a result of the merger, Rockwood shareholders are only anticipated to receive $50.65 per share in cash and 0.4803 of Albemarle stock in exchange for each share of Rockwood. The total combined consideration Rockwood shareholders are expected to receive is roughly $85.53 per share. The complaint, which was filed on July 24, 2014 in the New Jersey Superior Court, alleges that the consideration that Rockwood shareholders are expected to receive is inadequate.

Albemarle Corporation, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. - M&A Call

To discuss Albemarle's acquisition of all outstanding shares of Rockwood in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $6.2 billion along with preliminary results for its second quarter of 2014

Rockwood Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced that Seifi Ghasemi will step down as the Chief Executive Officer on June 30, 2014, in order to become Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Ghasemi will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rockwood until January 1, 2015 and continue thereafter as director. As part of the succession plan, the Rockwood Board of Directors has appointed Robert J. Zatta as Acting Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2014, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer. The Company also announced that Thomas J. Riordan, Senior Vice President, Law & Administration and Corporate Secretary, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Steffen Haber, President of Rockwood Lithium and Joris Merckx, President of Chemetall Surface Treatment, will continue in their current roles, and will report to Mr. Zatta. Robert J. Zatta has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwood since April 2001. Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Zatta spent 12 years with the Campbell Soup Company, where he held several significant financial management positions, including his latest position as Vice President responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. Thomas J. Riordan has been Senior Vice President, Law & Administration of Rockwood since 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Riordan was Vice President, Law & Administration of Laporte Inc.


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