Milliken Acquires Rebus

Through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Spartanburg, S.C.-based textile and chemical
manufacturer Milliken & Company has acquired Aston, Pa.-based Rebus Inc., a 17-year old
manufacturer of custom-blended color dispersions and additives for thermoset plastics and
high-performance industrial coatings.

“Rebus is an excellent fit for Milliken given our existing expertise in colorants and their
application in a variety of plastic materials,” said Dr. Joe Salley, president and CEO, Milliken.
“We have been working hard on this acquisition for some time and are pleased to bring this exciting
news to our Milliken associates and customers.”

Jim Steever, Rebus founder, will work for the new organization in a business development

“Rebus is pleased to become part of the Milliken tradition of product and service
excellence,” Steever said. “The depth and breadth of products and global reach of the merged
organization will benefit customers with new resources and capabilities.”

October 20, 2009