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  1. Diversity. Flexibility. Results. Creativity Performance Stability September 2010

  2. This presentation may contain 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 (“Rockwood”). 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 the 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 2009 Form 10-K 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. Forward Looking Statements

  3. Representing Rockwood Seifi Ghasemi • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood since November 2001 • Director of the Main Board of GKN plc, a $6 billion global industrial company (1997-2001) • Chairman and CEO of GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganes Corporation • Employed with the BOC Group plc (now part of The Linde Group) from 1979-1997, a $7 billion global industrial gas company • Director of the Main Board of The BOC Group, plc; President of BOC Americas and Chairman & CEO of BOC Process Plants and Cryostar • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University

  4. NYSE: ROC Rockwood Holdings, Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.

  5. Rockwood Business Sectors – LTM June 2010 ($ millions) Net Sales: $3,281 Adjusted EBITDA: 643 % Margin: 19.6% Specialty Chemicals (Chemetall) Pigments & Additives Advanced Materials Net Sales: $1,112 Adj. EBITDA: 285 % Margin: 25.6% Net Sales: $1,447 Adj. EBITDA: 235 % Margin: 16.3% Net Sales: $715 Adj. EBITDA: 178 % Margin: 24.9% 12 months ended 06/30/10

  6. Specialty Chemicals (Chemetall) Brine Evaporating Ponds in Chile Largest Global Producer of Lithium Products Largest Global Producer of Lithium Products Pharmaceutical Batteries

  7. Specialty Chemicals (Chemetall) Second Largest Global Producer of Lithium Products Second Largest Global Producer of Products & Services for Metal Processing

  8. Pigments and Additives • Global Ranking No2 No1 Anatase TiO2 No2 Pigments TiO2 Pigments Clay-Based Additives TiO2 Specialties/Nano Particles

  9. Advanced Materials Ceramics – Piezo Applications Ceramics – Medical Ceramics – Electronic Applications Ceramics – Cutting Tools

  10. Key Features of Rockwood • Established Track Record • ($ in millions) Net Sales Adjusted EBITDA $3,380 $639 Margin: 19.7% 19.0% 18.6% 18.9% 18.6% 19.6% 18.3% 18.2% 19.6% Note: Reflects the Groupe Novasep divestiture. 2002-2004 pro forma for the Dynamit Nobel acquisition. 2002 PF based on the combined Dynamit Nobel FYE 9/30 and Rockwood FYE 12/31 results. 2007 excludes electronics business. 2002-2006 includes electronics. 2008 on a proforma basis including bolt-on acquisitions, excludes Pool & Spa Chemicals.

  11. 2010 Results – First Half

  12. Net Debt/LTM Adjusted EBITDA • Covenant Calculation • based on Senior Debt only • not to exceed 4.25x • Rockwood at 2.36x at June 30 (using total Cash) Note: Net Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA as per definition for covenant leverage ratio calculation under senior credit agreement for Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc., but using total Cash instead of a maximum level of $100 million. Covenant leverage ratio definition changed from Net Total Debt to Adjusted EBITDA to Net Secured Debt to Adjusted EBITDA on June 15, 2009

  13. Rockwood’s Key Strengths • Established track record of performance • Significant free cash flow • Stable raw material base • Organic growth of 1.5 times GDP • Significant additional growth in • ceramic hip joints • lithium compounds for electric car batteries

  14. INVESTOR DAY • Tuesday, November 9, 2010 • St. Regis Hotel • 2 E. 55th Street @ Fifth Avenue • New York, NY 10022 • Strategy • 2016 & 2020 Targets Contact Tim McKenna –

  15. Diversity. Flexibility. Results. LITHIUM: The Driver of the Coming Transportation Revolution

  16. Lithium – Selected Applications

  17. Lithium Growth + 10% CAGR in Last 10 Years • Significant growth of lithium ion batteries for cell phones, laptop computers and other mobile communication devices, • Penetration of lithium ion batteries for mobile power tools (drills, etc.), • Pharmaceutical applications, • and • Alloys in aerospace structures.

  18. Sources of Lithium • Minerals – spodumene • High cost, environmental issues • Salt form (brine pools) • Lowest cost, environmentally friendly • Embedded in hard clay • High cost, difficult to extract

  19. Operations Overview

  20. La Porte, TX, USA New Johnsonville, TN, USA Langelsheim, Germany Silver Peak, NV, USA Taichung, Taiwan Kings Mountain, NC, USA Antofagasta, Chile

  21. Expansion 2005 2002 2006 2008

  22. World’s largest producer of lithium compounds Long-time technology leader Leading-edge producer of lithium compounds used in Li-ion batteries Rights to significant resources in North and South America Production and R&D facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific Rockwood’s Strategic Position in Lithium

  23. Lithium Value Chain Li-tri (t-butoxy)- alanate Li-Acetylide Phenyl- lithium Li- Chromate Li- Alanate LHS LDA Methyl- lithium Li-Tetra- borate Li- Hydride LiBOB Butyl- lithium Li- Amide Li- Silicate Li- Perchlorate Lithium Metal Li- Nitride Li-t- Butoxide Li- Methoxide Li- Phosphate Li- Iodide Foils Li- Nitrate Sabalith Lithium Chloride Li- Fluoride Li- Salicylate Anodes Li- Sulphate Li- Zeolite Li- Bromide Li- Citrate Lithium Carbonate Li- Peroxide Li- Benzoate Life-Science Products Li- Acetate Li- Hydroxide Potash Metal and Battery Products Brines CO2- Absorption Products Bischofite Other Products

  24. Lithium Business • To develop, manufacture, market and support the sale of lithium compounds for future applications, • the resources of a • global, well-established, • specialty chemicals company • are essential.

  25. Lithium compounds will experience significant growth due to the introduction of all electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. WHY?

  26. National security and economic stability concerns will force us to eliminate our dependence on imported oil.

  27. Freedom from imported oil can only be achieved if we start driving electric cars on a massive scale. • The best source of power for electric cars is lithium ion batteries.

  28. Lithium, the essential chemical element in lithium ion batteries, can experience substantial growth.

  29. Top World Oil Consumers - 2008 US Source: BP, plc

  30. The United States of America depends heavily on imported oil from hostile regions of the world. 50% of our oil use is imported.

  31. These hostile states, insurgents and terrorists will use oil as a strategic weapon against the United States.

  32. This dangerous dependence on imported oil has created significant issues of: • National Security • Economic Stability

  33. Issues of National Security • Dependence on imported oil, mostly from hostile regions, has constrained the totality of US foreign policy. • To ensure free flow of oil, the US military has to maintain a presence in these hostile regions, at a huge cost in treasure and blood. Total cost of US military presence in these regions is estimated to be $5.0 trillion since the 1970’s.

  34. Issue of Economic Security • The cost of imported oil is more than $400 billion a year which is enriching the sovereign funds of mostly hostile regimes. This is more than half of the total US trade deficit.

  35. US Oil Dependence: Economic Costs HOUSEHOLD GASOLINE EXPENDITURES (ANNUAL, NOMINAL) $ Source: Department of Energy, SAFE Analysis

  36. Oil Dependence • 70% of oil consumed in the US is to fuel our transportation system (the internal combustion engine). • Renewable sources of energy, such as solar, wind or nuclear will not free us from imported oil.

  37. The Problem: Oil Dependence • As long as our cars are powered by the internal combustion engine, we will be dependent on imported oil.

  38. The Solution: Electric Cars • The only practical and proven solution is to replace the internal combustion engine with an electric motor driven by a rechargeable battery.

  39. Electrification of Transportation ELECTRIFICATION ARCHITECTURE

  40. Benefits of Electric Cars • Electricity is diverse and domestic.

  41. Benefits of Electric Cars • Electric Power Sector: Generation The electric power sector has substantial spare capacity at night that could be used to fuel electric vehicles. LOAD SHAPE FOR ONE DAY DURING PEAK SEASON Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  42. Benefits of Electric Cars • The network of infrastructure already exists.

  43. Benefits of Electric Cars • Electric miles are cheaper than gasoline miles: • 2.5¢ vs 10¢ per mile. Source: SAFE Analysis

  44. Benefits of Electric Cars • Electric miles are cleaner than gasoline.

  45. Key Enabling Technology – Li-ion Batteries:

  46. Lithium ion batteries for mobile phones, laptops, portable electronics and power tools are fully developed and commercialized. This is Proven Technology

  47. Lithium Ion Batteries

  48. What is the Potential for Growth?

  49. Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) Demand Source: Company Estimate

  50. Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) Demand Total Global Auto Production 2008: 59 million vehicles Source: Company Estimate