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Ferro Electronic Material Systems Expands Line of RoHS-Compliant Products

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2007--Ferro Corporation's (NYSE:FOE) Electronic Material Systems introduced several new products that expand its line of RoHS-compliant materials at IMAPS 2007, held Nov. 13-15 in San Jose, CA. Ferro has developed five new silver-based conductor pastes and is the exclusive distributor of new Sumitomo(R) resistor pastes in Europe and North America. All products are lead- and cadmium-free. The new conductors and resistors broaden Ferro's range of matched material systems for hybrid integrated circuit (IC) applications to offer cost-effective performance over a broad range of system requirements while providing RoHS compliance. Ferro also has introduced new lead- and cadmium-free glass powders for a wide variety of applications and glass pastes for overglazes and sealing glasses.

Ferro is the sole distributor in Europe and North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) countries of Sumitomo Metal Mining's new RG-A series of lead- and cadmium-free resistor thick film pastes. The RG-A series is a state-of-the-art system for making environmentally friendly chip resistors. The pastes are available in a wide range of resistances and exhibit the same electrical characteristics as the conventional SMMR-U pastes.

About Ferro Electronic Material Systems

Ferro Electronic Material Systems produces metal pastes and powders for solar energy applications, advanced packaging and thick film conductors; chemical mechanical planarization slurries for semiconductors and advanced integrated circuits; dielectrics used in passive chip components and multilayer ceramic capacitors; and surface finishing materials for LCD, hard disk and ophthalmic lens polishing. Ferro Electronic Material Systems is based in Cleveland, and has production, laboratory, sales, and technical support facilities around the world, including Vista, CA; Penn Yan, NY; South Plainfield, NJ; Haverhill, United Kingdom; Uden, The Netherlands; Hanau, Germany; Tsukuba, Japan; and Suzhou, China.

About Ferro Corporation

Ferro Corporation is a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. Ferro materials enhance the performance of products in a variety of end markets, including electronics, solar energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, building and renovation, appliances, automotive, household furnishings, and industrial products.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Company has approximately 6,700 employees globally and reported 2006 sales of $2.0 billion.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this Ferro press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Federal securities laws. These statements are subject to a variety of uncertainties, unknown risks and other factors concerning the Company's operations and business environment, which are difficult to predict and often beyond the control of the Company.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements, and that could adversely affect the Company's future financial performance, include, but are not limited to the following:

    --  the availability and cost of raw materials and other supplies;

    --  intense competition in the markets the Company serves;

    --  successful execution of projects designed to improve operating
        margins;

    --  successful execution of restructuring programs to improve
        manufacturing efficiency and reduce costs;

    --  the unpredictability and cyclicality of demand in the
        Company's markets;

    --  exposure to currency conversion and changing global economic,
        social and political conditions;

    --  the Company's ability to compete lawfully with local
        competitors in the Asia/Pacific region;

    --  aggressive global regulation of hazardous materials could
        affect sales of our products;

    --  costs of compliance with stringent environmental, health, and
        safety regulations;

    --  access to capital markets or borrowings;

    --  variable interest rates on some of our external borrowings
        could increase;

    --  encumbrances on the Company's assets granted to lenders affect
        our flexibility to dispose of assets;

    --  restrictive covenants in our credit facilities could affect
        our flexibility in funding strategic initiatives;

    --  the Company's ability to utilize significant deferred tax
        assets;

    --  the outcome of any legal claims against the Company;

    --  the Company's ability to continuously introduce new products
        to respond to demand;

    --  the uncertainty of future employee benefit costs and the
        impact of funding of those costs; and

    --  risks associated with acts of God, terrorists, and others, as
        well as fires, explosions, wars, riots, accidents, embargoes,
        natural disasters, strikes and other work stoppages,
        quarantines and other governmental actions, and other events
        or circumstances that are beyond the Company's reasonable
        control.

Additional information regarding these risk factors can be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2006.

This release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management's best analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.


    CONTACT: Ferro Corporation
             Technical Contact:
             Ed Stadnicar, Jr., 216-750-7426
             Product Line Manager
             stadnicar@ferro.com
             or
             Investor Contact:
             David Longfellow, 216-875-7155
             Director, Investor Relations
             longfellowd@ferro.com
             or
             Media Contact:
             Mary Abood, 216-875-6202
             Director, Corporate Communications
             aboodm@ferro.com

    SOURCE: Ferro Corporation