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R&H May Sell Salt; Increases Debt Load

1:41 PM MDT | August 20, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it is considering “strategic options” for its salt business, which could include a divestment or spin-off. The company says it expects to make a decision by year-end. R&H’s salt business posted sales of $505 million in first-half 2007, an increase of 19% from the prior-year period. Earnings for the six-month period were $37 million, an increase of 85%, in line with improved sales performance, and offsetting higher operating costs, R&H says. Revenue increased on stronger pricing in the industrial and consumer...

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