ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT
This ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is
made as of December 1, 1999, by and among ACX Technologies, Inc. ("ACX"), and its Affiliates, and
CoorsTek, Inc. ("CTI"), and its Affiliates, hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Parties."
As part of this Agreement, the Parties recite certain background information, so that persons who may
subsequently read, interpret, and apply this Agreement may understand the motives and intent of the Parties and
be better able to interpret and apply its provisions.
A. The Parties recognize that their historical operations may give rise to certain environmental liabilities.
B. The Parties recognize that future situations may involve both ACX Parties and CTI Parties as a result of
geographic proximity of operations and past inter-company transactions and arrangements.
C. The Parties intend that each of them will be and remain responsible for their own respective actions, practices,
operations, and wastes, including those that pre-date this Agreement.
D. The Parties further recognize that providing for the handling and resolution of environmental conditions
involving ACX Parties and CTI Parties is in their common interests.
E. In furtherance of their common interests, the Parties may desire to exchange documents (as that term is used in
Fed. Rule Civ. P. 34) and/or information that may be privileged work product or subject to federal and/or state
privileges, including, but not limited, to the attorney-client privilege.
F. By distributing any documents or information among themselves under the terms and conditions as set forth
herein, the Parties intend to fully preserve and not to waive any privilege or other protection that may be available
with respect to such documents or information.
G. In no event shall entering into this Agreement, or any subsequent agreement relating to allocation of costs
associated with any Liability, be construed or used in any manner as an