Promatech Receives Albini Contract

Italy-based Promatech S.p.A. has signed a contract with The Albini Group, also based in Italy, for
the delivery of 64 Leonardo Silver rapier looms. Albini, a producer of shirting fabric, will
install the looms at its new weaving plant in Mottola, Italy.

Each loom ordered is 1,900 millimeters wide, and features Hi Drive direct drive and the Quick
Style Change system.

Once the contract is fulfilled, Albini will have a total of 218 Promatech looms installed in
its weaving plants.

March 2004