Kusters Sells Carpet Finishing Division To Varo

Germany-based Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik has sold its Kusters Campen A/S business to VARO
Specialmaskiner A/S, Denmark. Primarily focused on drying and carpet finishing, as well as
nonwovens winding, Varo will operate the business under the name Campen Machinery A/S.After a
strategic repositioning, the Campen business no longer fit with Kusters core business areas in
textile wet finishing and nonwoven calenders.

September 2001