DuPont Combines Apparel And Textile Businesses

DuPont, Wilmington, Del., has announced the integration of its apparel, home textiles and related
businesses into a market-focused global organization. The name for the new organization is DuPont
Apparel and Textile Sciences.DuPonts Lycra® elastane-, nylon textile- and Dacron®-branded
specialties and fiberfill businesses will become a single unit effective January 1, 2001. The new
unit will capitalize on DuPonts global brand franchise, technical expertise, operational scale and
market knowledge to provide a more streamlined and competitive offering.Our vision is to create
consumer preference and loyalty to help grow our customers offerings by linking DuPont science with
the promise of our brands, said Steven R. McCracken, group vice president, who will lead the new
organization.DuPont Apparel and Textile Sciences will provide a world-class integrated market
platform that will allow better linkage between the marketplace and DuPont technologies. The
combined organization will have approximately 10,000 employees and marketing, technical and
manufacturing operations in every region of the world.We believe this centralized market approach
will provide economies of scale and scope, enable us to build stronger partnerships with our
customers and better deliver the constant flow of newness our global markets demand, added

December 2000