Cotton Incorporated, Pantone Enter Alliance

Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated and Carlstadt, N.J.-based Pantone Inc. recently entered into a
marketing agreement under which Cotton Incorporated will use Pantone’s color system in making
fashion apparel and home fashions color forecasts. Pantone’s system consists of more than 1,900

“Many clients have requested Pantone numbers that most closely match the colors in our
forecasts,” said Ira Livingston, senior vice president, consumer marketing, Cotton Incorporated.
“This licensing arrangement benefits our customers, saving them the time it would take to match our
forecasts to Pantone numbers.

June 2004