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Application for approval of proposed divestiture: The Commission has received an application for approval of a proposed divestiture from Cytec Industries, Inc., related to Cytec’s recent acquisition of the Surface Specialties Division of UCB S.A. Under the terms of a consent order with the FTC, Cytec was required to divest certain assets related to its purchase of UCB. Through this application, which can be found as a link to this press release on the FTC’s Web site, Cytec has requested Commission approval to divest the UCB Amino Resins Business and the Fechenheim Additives Business, as those terms are defined in the order, to wholly owned subsidiaries of INEOS Group Limited and affiliates of INEOS Capital Limited.

The Commission is accepting public comments on the proposed divestiture for 30 days, until July 20, 2005. Comments should be sent to: FTC, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20580. (FTC File No. 041-0203, Docket No. C-4132; the staff contact is Roberta S. Baruch, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2861; see press release dated March 1, 2005.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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