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Clorox Reaffirms Outlook

September 15, 2004

The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA, confirmed its previously-announced outlook for the fiscal 2005 firstquarter ending Sept. 30. For the first quarter the company expects sales and volume to grow 3-5%, andearnings a diluted share at about $0.53-0.55.

The company also expects first quarter earnings to be impacted by significant spending behind thelaunch of Glad ForceFlex trash bags and the Clorox ToiletWand disposable toilet cleaning system.