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Brian A. Kenney Elected to USG Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Brian A. Kenney Elected to USG Board of Directors09:21 EST Wednesday, February 09, 2011 CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, has announced the election of Brian A. Kenney to its board of directors. Mr. Kenney is chairman, president and chief executive officer of GATX Corporation. Mr. Kenney has led GATX as its chairman and chief executive officer since 2005. He was named president of the company in 2004. Mr. Kenney is a member of the board of trustees of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He also serves on the advisory board of the Kellogg Institute of International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. “We are pleased to welcome Brian Kenney to our board,” said William C. Foote, chairman of the board of USG Corporation. “His executive leadership skills and expertise in finance will serve USG well as we continue to manage through the current business cycle and plan for a recovery.” Mr. Kenney will serve on both the audit and finance committees of the USG board of directors. With the addition of Mr. Kenney, USG's board includes nine independent directors in addition to Mr. Foote and James S. Metcalf, USG's president and chief executive officer. USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc. and L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. USG's wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply center locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit the USG Web site at www.usg.com. USG CorporationRobert E. WilliamsMedia Director(312) 436-4356