Almatis donates 25,000 Euro to aid children in tsunami devastated countries

Frankfurt (ots) - Almatis today announced that it has

donated 25,000 Euro (33,175 US Dollar) to UNICEF to support the

organization's efforts to aid children in tsunami-struck countries.

The supported relief priorities of UNICEF include: keeping children

alive by providing medical care, clean water, adequate sanitation,

and basic nutrition; caring for separated children; protecting the

children from exploitation; and getting them back in school as

quickly as possible. "In life in general it's essential to look ahead

and to embrace the future. In times like this it's vital.

We want the children in the devastated coastal areas in Asia to have

a better future to look forward to", comments Oscar Groomes, CEO of


About Almatis

Almatis is the global leader in full-line, high performance specialty

alumina products. With about 900 employees in eleven locations

worldwide, the company's products are used in a wide variety of

industries, including steel production, cement production,

petrochemicals, non-ferrous metal production, plastics, paper,

ceramics, carpet manufacturing and electronic industries. Formerly

known as Alcoa World Chemicals, Almatis was acquired earlier this

year by Rhône Capital as a majority shareholder and Teachers' Private


Andreas Puetz

Telephone: +49 (0) 69. 95 73 41 - 28

E-Mail: andreas.puetz@almatis.com