Chicopee To Raise Wiper Product Prices

Effective Feb. 26, 2007, Chicopee Inc., a division of Charlotte-based Polymer Group Inc., will
raise the prices of all wiper products by 6 percent. The company said the increase will mitigate
the impact of higher viscose prices, which increased more than 20 percent during 2006 and are
expected to remain high for some time to come.

January 30,2007