Hyman Brickle Completes Purchase Of Rochambeau

Hyman BrickleandSon Co., Woonsocket, R.I., recently announced the completion of the asset purchase
transaction of Rochambeau Worsted Co., Manville, R.I.The company will be renamed NAFTA Textile
Mills LLC, and will continue to operate under the leadership of William E. Broughton, president,
and Brian D. Bastow, general manager.Rochambeau was founded in the early 1900s and currently
employs 100 people.As NAFTA, the company will specialize in the design, weaving, dyeing and
finishing of fabrics for the apparel, upholstery, home furnishing and industrial sectors. It will
continue to serve these industries as commission processors for other textile companies who need
excess capacity or lack the technical capability to produce particular types of fabric.

June 1999