Atlas Completes SDL Acquisition

Chicago-based Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC has completed its acquisition of Shirley
Development Ltd. (SDL), England. This announcement comes on the heels of Atlas recent acquisition
of Charlotte-based Raitech Inc.Atlas Textile Test Products, Raitech, SDL and Textile Innovators now
form SDL Atlas Textile Testing Solutions, headquartered in Chicago.We have brought together Atlas,
with its leadership in lightfastness and colorfastness, and SDL, with its expansive product
offering, to form a company that will provide the textile industry with a single source for its
textile testing solutions, said Charles S. Lane, head of the new company.

July 2003