Middleburg ThreadandSewing Changes Name

In light of its recent alliance with Charlotte-based Coats North America, Warminster, Pa.-based
Middleburg ThreadandSewing Supply has changed its name to Alliance ThreadandSupply, effective this
month. The company will retain its current technical, service and sales personnel. This new
alliance will achieve a cohesive conduit between customers and manufacturers, covering every link
in the supply chain with a more expansive and improved product line and enhanced customer and
technical service, said Herman Tannenbaum, vice president, sales and marketing. We believe the name
change also reflects our close relationships [with] our customers and suppliers.

September 2003