Russell To Close Alexander City Facility

Atlanta-based Russell Corp. — a
freestanding subsidiary of Bowling Green, Ky.-based Fruit of the Loom Inc. — has announced it will
close its Plant #10 facility in Alexander City, Ala., by Oct. 31, 2007. The closure will affect
approximately 425 employees.

“This decision is in no way a reflection on the efforts of our employees,” said Phillip
Young, vice president, human resources. “Plant #10 has always been considered a premier operation
for the company, and we want to thank our dedicated employees for their service.”

According to the athletic and sporting goods manufacturer, the closure will improve Russell’s
position as it competes with apparel and textile imports from Asia.



March 6, 2007
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