Advansa Partners With Asics To Unveil Thermo°Cool™ Eco Running Apparel

The Netherlands-based polyester fiber manufacturer Advansa has partnered with Irvine, Calif.-based
sportswear manufacturer Asics America Corp. to introduce a high-performance running apparel
collection made with Thermo°Cool™ Eco fibers. The Eco version of Advansa’s thermoregulating,
moisture-wicking Thermo°Cool technology uses a bio-based DuPont™ Sorona® polytrimethylene
terephthalate polymer rather than petrochemical-based polyester polymer.

“With Advansa Thermo°Cool Eco, we have found a product that perfectly fits with our
philosophy of innovation and functionality,” said David Chandler, vice president of Apparel and
Accessories, Asics. “Another crucial benefit, besides the unique functionality that Advansa
ThermoºCool Eco provides, is that we are also able to offer an ecological and sustainable approach
in keeping with our policy to offer more sustainable products.”

The Asics® Spring 2010 apparel line with Advansa’s ThermoºCool Eco technology will be
available at retail in January 2010.

July 14, 2009