Ross To Address NTA Annual Meeting

Ross To AddressNTA Annual MeetingTurnaround specialist Wilbur L. Ross Jr. will present the keynote
address at the Boston-based National Textile Associations (NTAs) 149th Annual Meeting, to be held
Nov. 9-11 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.Ross, chairman and CEO of WL RossandCo. LLC, New York City, is
expected to describe his plan for revitalizing US manufacturing industries. Following earlier
investments in the US steel industry, Ross recently has turned to textiles, having made a
successful bid to acquire Burlington Industries Inc., as well as a bid to purchase Cone Mills
Corp., which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.The meeting also will present two
panel discussions. Penetrating Markets Worldwide will feature panelists Filiep J. Libeert,
Libeltex, and president, Euratex; and Duncan Whitehead, Quaker Fabric Corp. Healthcare Cost and
Workers Compensation will feature Bonnie Brook, StephensonandBrook; and Neil Trautwein, National
Association of Manufacturers.
November 2003