Wellman Raises Fortrel® Fiber Prices

Effective December 15, Wellman Inc., Fort Mill, S.C., will increase the price of all Fortrel®
polyester staple fiber products by 4 cents per pound.

“The increase previously announced for December 1 has been insufficient to offset the
continued rapid acceleration in the cost of ethylene glycol, a primary raw material used in the
manufacture of polyester staple fiber,” said Steve Ates, vice president, sales and marketing.

November 27, 2007