DyStar Expands Asian Presence

Germany-based DyStar recently expanded its presence in Asia with the celebratory opening in
Shanghai of DyStar (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd. At the opening ceremony, Clemens Will#44; Ph.D., a
DyStar general manager, said, Our investment in China is part of our growth strategy in Asia. We
have an excellent basis in this region and our aim now is to expand our market leadership.The
company already has more than 200 employees in 13 facilities in China. It will employ close to 100
people at the new Shanghai operation, which offers sales, marketing and technical services under
the direction of General Manager Eric Hopmann.

November 2003