Court Orders August 31, 2009 Bar Date for Filing Canadian Zonolite Attic Insulation Claims in the W. R. Grace Bankruptcy

    WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement has
been reached and a Fund has been established to pay valid Zonolite Attic
Insulation claims relating to property in Canada ("CDN ZAI PD Claims") against
W. R. Grace & Co. and other related entities ("Grace").  Grace has filed for
protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  To preserve
a claim against Grace, persons must file the Bankruptcy Court approved claim
form on or before August 31, 2009 ("the Bar Date").

    CDN ZAI PD Claims are property-related claims that could include, among
others, the cost of abatement or removal, the diminution of property value,
economic loss, or other property-related claims caused by ZAI manufactured by

    ZAI is a loose-fill, non-roll vermiculite home attic insulation that may
contain naturally occurring asbestos.  It was sold from the 1920/1930s to
1984, and it was sold or manufactured by Grace under the brand name of
"Zonolite Attic Insulation" and under other brand names, including: Attic
Fill, House Fill, Home Insulation, Zonolite Insulating Fill, Econofil,
Quiselle Insulating Fill, Sears Micro Fill, Ward's Mineral Fill, Wickes Attic
Insulation, Attic Plus, Mica Pellets Attic Insulation, Unifil and Cashway
Attic Insulation.

    ZAI may have a glittery granular appearance. The granules are shaped like
small nuggets expanded like an accordion and may have a silvery, gold
translucent or brownish cast. After years in the attic, the granules may
darken to black or gray. ZAI may be found underneath subsequently installed
insulation of other types such as rolled fiberglass insulation.

    The Bar Date does not apply to Medical Monitoring Claims, Non-Asbestos
Claims, Settled Pre-Petition Asbestos Personal Injury Claims, Non-Settled
Asbestos Personal Injury Claims, or ZAI Claims related to property in the
United States.  These bar dates have passed.

    For complete information, including a Bar Date Notice, ZAI Proof of Claim
Form and instructions for filing a claim, call 1-877-465-4817, visit, or write to Claims Processing Agent, W. R. Grace & Co.
Bankruptcy, P.O. Box 1620, Faribault, MN 55021-1620.

    W. R. Grace & Co. Bankruptcy

For further information:

For further information: Leigh Anna Thomure, +1-202-686-4111, for Claims
Processing Agent, W. R. Grace & Co. Bankruptcy Web Site:

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