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Friday 30 April, 2010

Imerys

Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders' Meet...

PR Newswire/Les Echos/

PRESS RELEASE

                                                        Paris, April 29, 2010

Imerys' Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting held today

*  2009 financial statements approved, EUR1 dividend per share to be paid out
   as from May 11th, 2010
*  Composition of the Board of Directors
*  Financial authorizations

Approval of 2009 financial statements

At the Ordinary & Extraordinary General Meeting held today, the shareholders
approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements for 2009, which
report a net income from current operations of EUR119.3 million, down - 55.3%
compared with 2008.

Dividend

On the proposal of the Board of Directors, the Shareholders' General Meeting
approved the distribution of a EUR1.00 dividend per share, which is stable from
financial 2008. This dividend will be paid out as from May 11, 2010.

Other resolutions

The other resolutions adopted by the Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders'
Meeting particularly concern:

*  the regulated commitments and agreements concluded by the Company for the
   benefit of its executive corporate
   officers;

*  the renewal, for a period of 3 years, of the terms of office as Director of
   Mr. Jean Monville, Mr. Robert Peugeot and Mr. Amaury de Sèze;

*  the appointment as new Directors of:

   - Mr. Olivier Pirotte, replacing Mr. Thierry de Rudder who had not requested
     the renewal of his term of office. Mr. de Rudder was warmly thanked for his
     active contribution to the work of the Board and its Strategic Committee,

   - Mr. Ian Gallienne, Mrs. Fatine Layt and Mr. Pierre-Jean Sivignon;

*  the renewal of the terms of office of Deloitte & Associés as joint
   statutory auditor and of Cabinet BEAS as joint alternate auditor for a
   further regulatory period of six years;

*  the appointment of Ernst & Young et Autres as joint statutory auditor
   (replacing Ernst & Young et Associés) and Auditex as joint alternate auditor
   (replacing Mr. Jean-Marc Montserrat) for a regulatory period of six years;

*  the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of the authorization for
   the Company to buy back its own shares;

*  the delegation of authority to the Board of Directors for the purpose of
   issuing share subscription and/or acquisition warrants ("BSA"), whether or
   not redeemable, reserved for the employees and corporate officers of the
   Company and/or its subsidiaries or for a category thereof, without
   shareholders' preemptive subscription right.

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Availability of information

The present press release is available on the Group's website www.imerys.com,
and can be consulted from the home page in the "Press Releases" section.

Financial communication agenda

*  1st half 2010 results: July 30;
*  3rd quarter 2010 results: November 3.
These dates are given for guidance only and may be updated on the Group's
website at the address www.imerys.com, in the Investors & Analysts / Financial
Agenda section.

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The world leader in adding value to minerals, Imerys is active in 47 countries
through more than 240 industrial and commercial sites. The Group achieved EUR2.
8 billion in sales in 2009. Imerys mines and processes minerals from reserves
with rare qualities in order to develop solutions that improve its customers'
product performance and manufacturing efficiency. The Group 's products have a
great many applications in everyday life, including construction, personal care,
paper, paint, plastic, ceramics, telecommunications and beverage filtration.

More comprehensive information about Imerys may be obtained from its Internet
website (www.imerys.com) under Regulated Information, particularly in its
Document de Référence filed with Autorité des marchés financiers on April 1,
2010 under number D. 10-0205 (also available from the Autorité des marchés
financiers website, www.amf-france. org). Imerys draws the attention of
investors to chapter 4, "Risk Factors", of its Document de Référence.

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Analyst/Investor Relations:            
Pascale Arnaud - +33 (0)1 49 55 63 91
[email protected]

Press contacts:
Pascale Arnaud - +33 (0)1 49 55 63 91 /66 55
Matthieu Roquet-Montégon - +33 (0)6 16 92 80 65

IMERYS - April 29, 2010
                      
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