Gore To Establish Operations In China

Gore To EstablishOperations In ChinaIn an effort to expand the companys manufacturing capabilities,
W.L. GoreandAssociates Inc., Newark, Del., will establish a fabrics-manufacturing operation in
China.The new facility, located near Hong Kong, will begin production of Gore-Tex® fabrics for both
the regional and export markets in 2003. Thirty to 50 positions are expected to be filled by the
end of 2002.Asia has emerged as a formidable textile supply and innovation center, said Terri
Kelly, fabrics business leader. This region also presents significant market opportunities. We are
very excited about the global supply chain flexibility and international market potential that
operations on three continents will provide.The company has operations in Europe, North America and
the Asia Pacific region.
July 2002