Imerys Minerals Ltd.

IMERYS Performance Minerals North America Completes Divestiture of Gouverneur, New York Operations

Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2010 – Imerys has completed the divestiture of its Gouverneur, New York, operations to Gardenscape. Headquartered in Eau Claire, Pennsylvania, Gardenscape is a family-owned lawn and garden supplier for the wholesale market. Customers can continue to place orders by calling the plant directly at 315-287-0780 or by placing a fax to 315-287-1577. For additional information on Gardenscape, please visit their website at http://gardenscapeinc.com or call toll free, 800-255-1653.

Imerys will continue to offer extensive agricultural products in the southeastern and southwestern United States. These products include Deco Lawnlime™ pulverized lime, Lime-Rite® and Pro Lime® pelletized lime, Hi-Cal™ bulk agricultural lime, Plus 5® athletic field marker, and marble chips.