Marshall B. Nelson Elected Vice President - Research & Development 
Richmond, VA, December 12, 2002 - Ethyl Corporation (NYSE:EY) announces that the Board of Directors elected Marshall B. Nelson as Vice President – Research and Development effective January 1, 2003.

Mr. Nelson joined Ethyl in 1974 as a development engineer.  After holding a number of R&D and new product development positions, he was named Director of Petroleum Additives-Chemicals Group research and development.  In 1993 Mr. Nelson was named Technical Director-Fuel Additives for Ethyl and relocated from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Richmond Virginia. In 1997 his responsibilities were expanded to include research and development in the Driveline Additives area. His most recent position was as Technical Director of Fuels, Driveline and Mechanical Testing in Ethyl's R&D organization. 

Mr. Nelson received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University.

He and his family reside in Richmond, Virginia.