FibeRio Closes Private Financing To Support Product Initiatives, Commercial Ramp-Up, And Workforce Expansion

MCALLEN, Texas — September 20, 2011 — FibeRio Technology Corporation — The Force For Nanofibers™,
announces that it has closed an oversubscribed Series B round of private investment led by
Silverton Partners and supported by current investors including series A lead investor Cottonwood
Technology Fund. The new capital will facilitate the Company’s production ramp for its new
industrial scale nanofiber equipment formally launching later this year. The financing will also be
used for workforce expansion in Manufacturing, Customer Service, Engineering and Sales and
Marketing departments.  

FibeRio, a capital equipment and technology provider to the nonwoven, filtration, energy,
medical device and textiles industries, launched its first product, designed for research and
development, in December of last year. In doing so, FibeRio introduced a novel technology for
nanofiber production called Forcespinning™, which uses centrifugal force to process polymers into
nanofibers. Since that time the company has focused on scaling the technology to industrial volumes
with continuous production equipment that can be integrated into their customers’ production lines.
The capital infusion from the Series B round provides the operating capital and infrastructure
required to manufacture and service the industrial equipment for which FibeRio has already begun
taking orders.

“We are proud to be associated with Silverton Partners and believe that their technology and
people-driven philosophy and history of achievement will complement FibeRio’s culture and
contribute significantly to our success” says FibeRio CEO Ellery Buchanan. “This investment allows
us to accelerate our plan to provide our customers with the most advanced nanofiber production
equipment and technology available while delivering market-leading service and support.”

In August of last year, FibeRio received funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a
competitive multi-stage process to invest in the most advanced technologies and experienced
management teams to create jobs in Texas. The capital provided by the State of Texas enabled
FibeRio to rapidly advance the state-of-the-art technology, while receiving several awards such as
the 2011 R&D 100 from R&D Magazine.

“We have been impressed with FibeRio’s rapid pace of development and believe that the
management team has well-positioned the company  to enable the nonwovens and textiles
industries to exploit nanofiber technology to the fullest extent using Forcespinning™ technology”
said Silverton Partners’ Bill Wood. He went on to say that “we look forward to a bright future for

Posted on September 20, 2011

Source: FibeRio Technology Corp.