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Kronos Worldwide, Inc. Announces a Price Increase in North America For Titanium Dioxide Products

CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) announced today that effective March 15, 2004, or as permitted by contract, prices for all Kronos titanium dioxide pigment grades will increase by 5 cents per pound in the U.S. and in Canada prices will increase by 6 cents per pound ($C).

The price increase follows completing the first quarter 2004 implementation of 3 cents per pound of the October 1, 2003 price increase in the U.S. and 4 cents per pound ($C) in Canada.

The increase reflects strengthened worldwide Ti02 demand as a result of improving economies.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a major international producer of titanium dioxide pigments.

SOURCE Kronos Worldwide, Inc.

CONTACT: H. Joseph Maas, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of
Kronos Worldwide, Inc., +1-609-860-6200