Tri-Tex Opens North Carolina Facility

Montreal-based Tri-Tex Co. Inc., a producer of chemicals, dyes and pigments for the textile, paper,
leather, plastic, coatings, graphic arts and flooring industries, has expanded its North American
operations with the recent opening of Tri-Tex USA Inc. in Monroe, N.C. The company also has
locations in Los Angeles and Puebla, Mexico.

“Our investment in North Carolina is part of our growth strategy in the USA,” said Naim
Laham, CEO. “We have an excellent basis in North America and our aim now is to expand our

March 2004