updated 11/16/2010 4:45:31 AM ET 2010-11-16T09:45:31

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arch Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:ARJ) will host an Analyst Day at InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel in New York City (located at 111 East 48th Street) on Monday, November 22, 2010 starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Key members of Arch Chemicals' global senior management will discuss the Company's strategic positioning, growth strategy and innovation initiatives. In addition, this event will also outline the expected benefits to be derived from its multifaceted margin improvement plan.

To register for this event, please complete the on-line registration in the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at www.archchemicals.com.

  • A live audio webcast of Arch Chemicals' Analyst Day presentations, along with the corresponding slides, will be available on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.archchemicals.com
  • An archived replay of the webcast will also be available following the meeting at http://www.archchemicals.com .

For more information on this event, please contact Mark Faford at (203) 229-3820 or by e-mail at mefaford@archchemicals.com.

About Arch

Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut (USA), Arch Chemicals, Inc. is a global Biocides company with annual sales of over $1 billion.  Arch and its subsidiaries provide innovative, chemistry-based and related solutions to selectively destroy and control the growth of harmful microbes.  The Company's concentration is in water treatment, hair and skin care products, wood treatment, preservation and protection applications such as for paints and building products, and health and hygiene applications.  Arch Chemicals operates in two segments:  Biocides Products and Performance Products.  Together with its subsidiaries, Arch has approximately 3,000 employees and manufacturing and customer-support facilities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.archchemicals.com .

Except for historical information contained herein, the information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that are based on management's beliefs, certain assumptions made by management and management's current expectations, outlook, estimates and projections about the markets and economy in which the Company and its various businesses operate. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "opines," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "should," "targets" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions ("Future Factors"), which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes may differ materially from what is expected or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise. Future Factors which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed include but are not limited to: general economic and business and market conditions; no improvement or weakening in U.S., European and Asian economies; increases in interest rates; changes in foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar; customer acceptance of new products; efficacy of new technology; changes in U.S. or foreign laws and regulations; increased competitive and/or customer pressure; loss of key customers; the Company's ability to maintain chemical price increases or achieve targeted price increases; higher-than-expected raw material and energy costs and availability for certain chemical product lines; unexpected changes in the antidumping duties on certain products; increased foreign competition in the calcium hypochlorite markets; inability to obtain transportation for our chemicals; unfavorable court decisions, including unfavorable decisions in appeals of antidumping rulings, arbitration or jury decisions or tax matters; the supply/demand balance for the Company's products, including the impact of excess industry capacity; failure to achieve targeted cost-reduction programs; capital expenditures in excess of those scheduled; environmental costs in excess of those projected; the occurrence of unexpected manufacturing interruptions/outages at customer, supplier or Company plants; a decision by the Company not to start up the hydrates manufacturing facility; unfavorable weather conditions for swimming pool use; inability to expand sales in the professional pool dealer market; the impact of global weather changes; changes in the Company's stock price; ability to obtain financing at attractive rates; financial market disruptions that impact our customers or suppliers; gains or losses on derivative instruments; and implementation of the Company's R&D consolidation consistent with the Company's expectations.

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