Santex Project + Sales, Swisstex Machinery Changes

Effective Dec. 31, 2006, Switzerland-based Santex Project + Sales ended its cooperative marketing
and sales operation for the Santex Group, which will take over the sale of Santex textile machines
in its own sales organization, Santex Group International AG in Tobel, Switzerland.

From Jan. 1, 2007, Santex Project + Sales ceased to exist. The newly founded Swisstex
Machinery Inc., based in Pfaffhausen, Switzerland, under the direction of Uwe J. Sick — until this
time project and sales director, Santex AG — along with current Santex Project + Sales associates
and with support from a network of experienced specialists, focuses on complete textile finishing
projects including, in particular, new knitted fabric finishing plants, extensions and
modernizations. Project packages will include production systems, infrastructure, a range of
engineering services, building services, automatization, logistics and plant maintenance.

March/April 2007