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HALLIBURTON ANNOUNCES INTENT TO SELL CIMBAR
 


CARTERSVILLE, GA – October 16, 2003 – Halliburton Energy Services (HES) has entered into exclusive negotiations by signing a Letter of Intent with United Minerals & Properties (UMP) to sell Cimbar Performance Minerals (CPM), its world-class barium sulfate operation, for an undisclosed sum. The sale is expected to close before year-end, 2003. CPM will retain its name and each of the product lines it currently offers, natural barium sulfate, precipitated barium sulfate, nano-barium sulfate and bentonite.

UMP has 27 years of extensive experience in the industrial minerals business. Global Stone, a major producer of ground calcium carbonate, was founded by UMP management and sold in 2000 to Oglebay-Norton. Furthermore, UMP is one of only three domestic producers of Brucite (Magnesium Hydroxide), a key mineral used in water treatment, fire retardant/smoke suppressant and other performance mineral applications. Al Wilson, General Manager of CPM says “This is a substantial and positive development for Cimbar because it will allow us to intensify the focus on our core markets through additional production capabilities and marketing efforts”.

This will be a seamless transition for all customers and suppliers. Jim Gledhill, Cimbar’s Director of Sales & Marketing, will address related questions.



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