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Armstrong Appoints William C. Rodruan Interim CFO

LANCASTER, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AWI) announced today that William C. Rodruan, 54, will serve as interim chief financial officer starting April 1 when F. Nicholas Grasberger, 45, assumes his new role as executive vice president and chief executive officer of Armstrong Building Products. Grasberger replaces Stephen J. Senkowski who is retiring. A search is underway for Grasberger's successor.

With a strong business and financial background, Rodruan has served Armstrong for 33 years in leadership positions throughout the company most recently as vice president, Finance of Armstrong Flooring Products Americas.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Lockhart said, "Bill's breadth of experience with Armstrong will serve us well during this important transition. He played a critical role as vice president, controller and chief accounting officer during our Chapter 11 process."

Rodruan earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. In 2008, Armstrong's consolidated net sales totaled approximately $3.4 billion. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 36 plants in 10 countries and has approximately 12,200 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.armstrong.com.

SOURCE Armstrong World Industries, Inc. - 03/11/2009

CONTACT: Beth A. Riley of Armstrong World Industries, Inc.,
+1-866-321-6677, bariley@armstrong.com
Web Site: http://www.armstrong.com
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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Armstrong World Industries, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.