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Marc Chollet joins Rhodia as Group Strategy Vice President

Marc Chollet joins Rhodia as Group Strategy Vice President

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Paris, September 18, 2007 ----- Rhodia announces the appointment of Marc CHOLLET as Group Strategy Vice President and member of the Executive Committee. He reports to Rhodia Chief Executive Officer Jean-Pierre Clamadieu.

Marc CHOLLET succeeds Yves BOISDRON, who left the Group on retirement.

Marc CHOLLET (43), an engineer from the Paris-Grignon National Agronomical Institute, began his career with Lesieur Alimentaire in 1990 working in the International Department, of which he subsequently became Director in 1995. He was appointed Director of International Development, member of the Management Board of the Consumer Good Division of the Eridania Beghin-Say Group. In 2003, Marc CHOLLET joined the Rohm & Haas Group to take up the position of Vice-President Europe/Asia responsible for Agrofresh in Agrochemicals. He was then appointed General Manager Europe of the Group’s Plastic Additives Division. He most recently served as President (France) of Rohm & Haas Trading and Sales Director of the Paint and Coating Division for Europe.

Rhodia, a chemist, leader in its businesses, is an international industrial group resolutely committed to sustainable development. The Group aims to improve its customers' performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around seven Enterprises, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, tire, electronics, perfume, health and beauty and home care markets. The Group generated sales of €4.8 billion in 2006 and employs around 16,000 people worldwide.Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris and the New York Stock Exchange.

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