Milliken & Company Purchases Contract Carpet Company Constantine

Spartanburg-based textile and chemical manufacturer Milliken & Company has purchased Calhoun,
Ga.-based Constantine LLC, a designer and producer of broadloom carpet, modular carpet tiles, and
hard surface and resilient flooring. The acquisition expands Milliken’s floor covering offerings in
commercial architectural and design (A&D) markets, and is the result of strategic organization
and product alignment by Milliken in order to grow the companies’ core technologies and capitalize
on emerging markets. “Given the world’s continuing economic slump, it is encouraging for us to be
on the growth side of the business alignment equation,” said Richard Dillard, director of public
affairs, Milliken & Company.

Approximately 300 employees from Constantine’s four manufacturing locations and distribution
center will become part of Milliken’s Floor Covering Division.

“Constantine is a design leader in the premier commercial floor covering industry,” said Joe
Salley, president and CEO, Milliken. “This acquisition will immediately expand our market space
while also building on Milliken’s commitment to innovation, technology and sustainability. We are
excited to have Constantine join the Milliken family.”

“This transaction represents the strengthening of two organizations that together will offer
unique and innovative solutions to the A&D industry,” said Bob Weiner, founder and former
chairman, Constantine.

October 13, 2009