Three Textile Companies Make Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For List

Fortune Magazine has named W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., Dow Corning Corp. and Milliken &
Company to its 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Ranking and selection were based on opinions of
company employees, and evaluation of the culture and policies of each company.

Newark, Del.-based W.L. Gore & Associates — manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabric — marked its
10th consecutive year on the list, with a number 10 ranking overall and number 7 ranking among
medium-sized companies.

“All of our practices stress maximizing individual potential, cultivating an environment that
fosters creativity, and operating with high integrity in everything we do,” said Terri Kelly,
president and CEO, W.L. Gore.

Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich., ranked number 55, its first time on the list. “It is an
honor to be recognized for offering our team a great place to work,” said Stephanie A. Burns,
chairman, president and CEO, Dow Corning. “A healthy company begins and ends with healthy, happy
employees, who want to come to work, do their best, deliver results and contribute to the overall
success of Dow Corning and our customers.”

Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company once again achieved a spot on the list, ranking 93
overall, and 36th for medium-sized companies. Milliken is the only South Carolina-based company on
the list this year.

“Milliken’s incredibly talented workforce has demonstrated again that quality of work-life
goes hand in hand with quality of product, environmental excellence and social responsibility,”
said Ashley Allen, Ph.D., president and CEO, Milliken. “We will continue to work together to build
a great place to work, and I am glad we can all be recognized as one of the best companies in

January 24, 2007