Tapistron International Sells CYP Systems

Tapistron International Inc., Ringgold, Ga., has announced the sale of three of its CYP systems
with new technological advances.This system, which was introduced in July, has new cut and loop
technology that allows for the manufacture of a pattern with up to six colors, while carrying the
stitches per inch, the pile height and still maintain totally variable gauge.The introduction of
this revolutionary process has created a ground swell of inquiries and appointments to view out new
machines, said Rodney C. Hardeman Jr., Tapistron. These successful accomplishments coming ar the
beginning of our new year should result in solid profitability and enhance shareholder value.

October 1999