Eastern Color, ICI Pakistan Sign Marketing Agreement

Providence, R.I.-based Eastern Color & Chemical Co. and Pakistan-based ICI Pakistan Ltd.
have signed an agreement whereby ICI Pakistan will manufacture and market Eastern Color’s specialty
textile finishes in Pakistan. “The global textile market is a demanding arena,” said Barry Shepard,
president, Eastern Color. “Our partnership with ICI Pakistan will provide them with the technical
expertise, field experience and resources to deliver the latest product innovations their customers
need to be competitive in today’s market.”

ICI Pakistan will offer Eastern Color’s water and oil repellents, soil-release agents, dye and
print auxiliaries, flame retardants, highly concentrated pigment dispersions, fiber and yarn
lubricants, defoamers, and anti-static and cohesive agents.

May 2005