DyStar Announces Price Increase

Germany-based DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG is raising the prices of its
textile and leather dyes and auxiliaries. Customers will be alerted by their respective DyStar
sales organization. The company cited sharply rising energy costs and exceptional volatility in the
raw material market in announcing the price increases, which it described as “substantial.” 

June 24, 2008