Crown Crafts Sells Adult Bedding Business Refinances

Atlanta-based Crown Crafts Inc. has sold its adult bedding business to an executive group headed by
former Crown Crafts CEO, Michael Bernstein. The sale included the Calvin Klein, Royal Sateen, and
private-label bedding and bath businesses; remaining operations in Roxboro, N.C.; and the New York
City offices and showroom.Crown Crafts, headed by newly elected Chairman, President and CEO, E.
Randall Chestnut, will focus on the design, marketing and distribution of juvenile textile
products. The following companies now make up Crown Crafts Inc.: Crown Crafts Infant Products (Red
Calliope, NoJo, PillowBuddies®), Hamco, Pinky Baby, Burgundy and Churchill Weavers.The company has
also refinanced its existing short-term debt into a new credit facility with existing lenders. The
credit facility includes a three-year revolving loan of $19 million, senior notes of $14 million
due in five years and subordinated notes due in six years.

September 2001