GEARI To Offer AWSG Weather Testing In China

Atlas Weathering Services Group (AWSG), Chicago, and the Equipment Services Division of Intertek
Testing Services HK Ltd., (ITS-EQT), Hong Kong, have named China-based Guangzhou Electric Apparatus
Research Institute (GEARI) as sole provider in China of AWSG-recognized outdoor weathering testing
methods and laboratory accelerated testing services. The services will be offered through the GEARI
Weather Testing Center (GWTC).

AWSG is a division of Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC (Atlas), Chicago. ITS-EQT is
exclusive representative of Atlas in China and Hong Kong.

GWTC will perform testing and evaluation services according to ASTM, ISO and SAE standards.
Its laboratory testing center is CNACL/ISO-accredited for materials testing.

January 2003