DyStar Partners With ATEEPL, ICES

DyStar India Pvt. Ltd. – the India-based subsidiary of Germany-based DyStar Textilfarben GmbH &
Co. Deutschland KG, a manufacturer of textile dyes and auxiliaries and a provider of related
services – and A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (ATEEPL) – part of India-based A.T.E. Group, a provider
of textile engineering, print and packaging solutions, machine-to-machine solutions, clean
technology and flow technology – have partnered to provide customers training in a range of textile

ATEEPL will work with DyStar’s Expert Solutions consultancy unit, an independent global
platform DyStar launched last year to provide professional advice, technical service and training
programs to textile finishers, brands and retailers. The companies are planning to roll out the
first training in September for yarn-dyeing customers in Tirupur, India.

In other company news, DyStar Singapore Pte. Ltd. has signed a Laboratory in Research
Institute (Lab-in-RI) agreement with the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES),
Singapore, a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Under the
agreement, ICES will collaborate with DyStar and provide research infrastructure at the initial
stages of its research and development (R&D) projects.

DyStar’s six-member R&D team – led by Dr. Roxana Barbieru – will be working with a number
of research groups at ICES. The Lab-in-RI agreement with DyStar is ICES’ 10th since it launched the
program in October 2004.

September 8, 2009