TenCate Enters Market For Protection Against Road Side Bombs

ALMELO, The Netherlands — December 23, 2011 — On March 4, 2011 TenCate issued a press release
announcing its cooperation with the Danish company ABDS ApS for the development and market
preparation of the TenCate ABDS(TM) active blast countermeasure system, a system for the protection
of army vehicles against improvised explosive devices and roadside bombs. With reference to the
above press release, TenCate herewith announces an agreement with the shareholders to acquire all
the shares of ABDS ApS, which will be integrated into the TenCate company as Ten Cate Active
Protection ApS. Full ownership by TenCate effectively supports a timely international market
introduction through producers of army vehicles in order to substantially increase the
survivability protection levels of vehicles used in crisis areas. The acquisition shall be
completed once Danish authorities have approved the transaction, which approval is expected

Recent tests and simulations of the TenCate ABDS(TM) active blast countermeasure system have
been concluded successfully. Vehicle specific tests are an essential part of the successful
implementation of the system in the field. The implementation of the TenCate ABDS(TM) active blast
countermeasure system is currently planned to take place in the course of 2012-2013. Based on the
tests and simulations so far and their good results, it is clear that genuine interest is currently
being shown by the market in several vehicle programmes.

Survivability protection

TenCate Advanced Armour (with facilities in Denmark, the Netherlands, UK, France and the US)
is a specialist in vehicle armouring systems based on light weight, composite armour materials. The
TenCate ABDS(TM) active blast countermeasure system offers complementary survivability protection
against the effects of explosives. There is an evident need for enhanced protection, in combination
with increased mobility of army vehicles. The TenCate ABDS(TM) active blast countermeasure system
enables TenCate Advanced Armour to expand its capabilities in terms of advanced protection systems
for vehicles to meet these market needs.  

Posted on January 3, 2012

Source: Royal Ten Cate