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GENERAL:

NL Industries may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:

The statements and information on this Web Site relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that represent management's beliefs and assumptions based on currently available information. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "intends,'' "may,'' "will,'' "should," "anticipates," "expects," or comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy or trends. Although NL Industries, Inc. believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot give any assurances that these expectations will prove to be correct.

Such statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the cyclicality of the titanium dioxide industry, global economic and political conditions, global productive capacity, customer inventory levels, changes in product pricing, changes in product costing, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, competitive technology positions, operating interruptions (including, but not limited to, labor disputes, leaks, fires, explosions, unscheduled downtime, transportation interruptions, war and terrorist activities), recoveries from insurance claims and the timing thereof, the ultimate resolution of pending or possible future lead pigment litigation and legislative developments related to the lead paint litigation, the outcome of other litigation, and other risks and uncertainties detailed in NL Industries, Inc.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Should one or more of these risks materialize (or the consequences of such a development worsen), or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those forecasted or expected. NL Industries, Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Corporate Profile
NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International, Inc., engages in the manufacture and sale of precision ball bearing slides, security products, and ergonomic computer support systems used in office furniture, computer-related, and other applications. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and distributors in North America and Taiwan. Further, the company provides insurance brokerage and risk management services. NL Industries was organized in 1891 and is based in Dallas, Texas. NL Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.
NL Industries, Inc. is a diversified holding company conducting its component products operations through its majority-owned subsidiary, CompX International, Inc. NL owns a significant interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc., a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments.