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Armstrong World Industries Appoints New General Counsel

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AWI) announces the appointment of Jeffrey D. Nickel as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Nickel, 45, most recently was the Company's deputy general counsel for business and commercial law. He joined Armstrong in 2001 as group counsel for Armstrong's global flooring business from Dow Corning Corp. where he was a senior attorney. Before that, he was an associate with the Michigan law firm of Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett LLP.

Nickel received a J.D. in 1988 from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College in 1985. Nickel is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Nickel reports to Chairman and CEO Michael D. Lockhart. He succeeds John N. Rigas who retired.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. In 2007, Armstrong's consolidated net sales totaled approximately $3.5 billion. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 40 plants in 10 countries and has approximately 12,800 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE Armstrong World Industries, Inc: 08/01/2008

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