Dorlastan Spandex Expansion On Schedule

Bayer Corp., Charleston, S.C., announced that the $60-million expansion of its Bushy Park, S.C.,
Dorlastan® spandex plant is 25 percent complete and on schedule. When complete, the expansion will
increase the size of the plant from 200,000 square feet to 300,000 square feet and increase
production of Dorlastan by 60 percent.

“We’ve looked at the market, our success and our phenomenal growth rates and know that this
expansion is what we need to continue to service our customers and provide them with
ever-increasing amounts of quality Dorlastan spandex,” said Michael Radermacher, senior vice
president, Global Dorlastan Business.

January 1999