Grandoe And Gore Develop Performance Handwear

W.L. GoreandAssociates Inc., Elkton, Md., has announced that The Grandoe Corp., Gloversville, N.Y.,
has been licensed to use GORE-TEX® inserts in the its performance handwear.The new product
collections will be introduced in the 2000-2001 season under the Grandoe® and Stick It® brands. We
are excited about working with Grandoe, said Mary Jo Russell, business leader of Gore. Our customer
is the most demanding user in the business and expects the best material, Stated Bill Quilgley,
vice president, sales and marketing, The Grandoe Corp. Our new glove line incorporating GORE-TEX
will be introduced in fall 2000 will set a new standard in warmth, comfort and performance for

December 1999