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NACDA Announces Partnership with USG

April 8, 2015


CLEVELAND -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) announced today that the Chicago-based leader in manufacture and distribution of building materials will become a corporate sponsor of NACDA, effective immediately.

The three-year agreement, which is effective immediately and runs through December 2017, grants USG rights as an exclusive NACDA sponsor, in addition to: co-sponsorship of NACDA's FBS Leadership Summit, held in conjunction with the College Football Playoff National Championship Game; co-sponsorship of NACDA's NCAA® Men's Final Four Pre-Game Reception, a CEFMA sponsor, and sole-sponsorship of the newly created venture, the "Sustainability Award." The award will formally be announced this month and will honor and recognize sustainable building practices by Division I NACDA member institutions.

"The partnership between NACDA and USG ensures that athletic directors across the country have an enabling partner that will provide leadership in building best practices and sustainability," said Linda McGovern, Vice President of Marketing, USG Corporation. "USG is happy to support the ongoing initiatives of colleges and universities as they renovate existing venues, plan for new construction and continue to produce innovative and sustainable environments for their student athletes and fans."

"NACDA is excited about our new sponsorship relationship with USG," stated NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione. "As a prominent building materials manufacturer and worldwide leader in sustainability, USG is an extremely relevant corporation in our industry, and I know our members will have the opportunity to benefit greatly from this partnership."

About USG Corporation: USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG Worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.

About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 50th year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 4,000 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 15 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.