L And L Purhcases Southern Athletic Brand

Troy, Mich.-based L and L Group has signed an agreement with Atlanta-based Russell Corp. to buy
Russells Southern Athletic trademarked brand and related assets. L and L has licensed the brand
from Russell since May of last year.Southern Athletic, which manufactures basketball and volleyball
uniforms, plans to produce a line of baseball and softball uniforms in 2004.

July 2003