SML Group Acquires KalPak

Hong Kong-based SML Group, a global
manufacturer of woven and printed fabric labels and hangtags, has acquired KalPak International,
Hillside, N.J. The acquisition expands SML Group’s presence in Central and South America, the
Caribbean region and the United States.

KalPak operations now are known as SML/KalPak. Rob Kaliner, president of KalPak, now leads
SML/KalPak’s sales and marketing operations within the Americas. SML Group also plans to open
additional offices in four new countries within the next year.

June 2004