Optimer Licenses Turkish Spinner Filidea To Produce Dri-release® Yarns

Turkish spinner Filidea — a joint venture company owned by Abalioglu Textile Industries Inc.,
Turkey, and Marchi & Fildi S.p.A., Italy — now has a license to produce yarns using
Dri-release® with FreshGuard® technology from Wilmington, Del.-based Optimer Performance Fibers.
Optimer will work with Filidea to create an in-stock yarn program featuring four to six colors
primarily for socks, among other projects.

Filidea holds Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and ISO-9000 certifications, and operates a five-star
testing lab to monitor quality throughout the spinning process. The company has agents worldwide in
addition to offices in Biella, Italy, and Denizli and Istanbul, Turkey.

“Filidea’s flexibility and ‘boutique’ mentality are key to the relationship,” said Karen
Deniz, marketing director, Optimer. “They are dedicated to quality and the environment as well as
quick to respond to a customer’s needs. They are incredible at fast turnarounds and can accommodate
small minimums.”

January 20, 2009