Exhibit 99.1
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USG CORPORATION REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER 2008
NET SALES OF $981 MILLION AND A PRELIMINARY NET LOSS OF $172 MILLION
    Preliminary net loss excludes expected non-cash charges for impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets
    Ongoing weakness in key markets continued to affect results
    Strong results in operational factors, such as customer satisfaction and efficiencies; Record annual results in Worldwide Ceilings
    Preliminary net loss includes after-tax restructuring charges of $42 million
    Convertible debt financing and credit agreement amendment strengthen liquidity
CHICAGO, January 28, 2009 —
USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, today reported fourth quarter 2008 net sales of $981 million and a preliminary net loss of $172 million, or $1.74 per diluted share based on 99.2 million average diluted shares outstanding. As discussed below, the preliminary net loss does not include an expected non-cash charge for impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets in an amount yet to be determined. For the same period a year ago, the corporation reported net sales of $1.2 billion and a net loss of $32 million, or $0.32 per diluted share based on 99.0 million average diluted shares outstanding.
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The following information was filed by Usg Corp (USG) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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