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FMC Corporation Completes Acquisition of Hydrocolloid Ingredients Business From International Specialty Products

August 18, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — FMC Corporation announced today the company has completed the acquisition of the hydrocolloid ingredients business of International Specialty Products (ISP). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ISP’s hydrocolloid ingredients business had revenues of approximately $80 million in 2007.

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world. The company operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.

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