Woodland Park, New Jersey, July 31, 2013 - Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced today its initiative to implement cost reductions in the Industrial Materials business segment to address the current market conditions and better position the company for profitable growth.The plan includes immediate headcount reductions of approximately 55 people, through modification of shift patterns within various operations, centralization of logistics and planning activities, and closure of a small site in Beelitz, Germany. Annual cost savings are estimated to be $5.5 million, and this rate should be reached in the second quarter of 2014. As a result of the above, Cytec will record a pre-tax restructuring charge in the third quarter of 2013 of approximately $2 million related mainly to severance costs with additional modest restructuring charges to occur in 2014.Shane Fleming, Chairman, President, and CEO commented, "These actions support our commitment to improve the profitability of this business while we navigate through the current challenging economic conditions in the automotive and wind energy markets. We remain fully committed to supporting our strategy to grow our advanced composites and process materials in our targeted Industrial growth markets and these actions will not affect our ability to develop and commercialize technologies for these markets." "In addition, this action will offset the remaining increase in 2014 stranded costs that we previously reported in our second quarter earnings release on July 18, 2013."Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Achieving the results described in these statements involves a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in Cytec's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Corporate ProfileCytec's vision is to deliver specialty material and chemical technologies beyond our customers' imagination. Our focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables us to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way our customers do business. Our pioneering products perform specific and important functions for our customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics.Media Contacts

Jodi Allen

Investor Relations

Tel: 1.973.357.3283

jodi.allen@cytec.com

Tara Tepp

In Process Separation Marketing Communications

Tel: 1.973.357.3347

tara.tepp@cytec.com

Katherine Vaiente

Global Marketing Communications Manager

Tel: 1.480.730.2310

Katherine.Vaiente@cytec.com

Claire Michel

Industrial Materials Marketing Communications

Tel: 44.1773.766200

claire.michel@cytec.com

Katherine Vaiente

Global Marketing Communications Manager

Tel: 1.480.730.2310

Katherine.Vaiente@cytec.com