Cotton Incorporated Introduces Cotton Expedite™

Cotton Incorporated — the Cary, N.C.-based research and marketing company representing U.S. upland
cotton and cotton importers — has introduced Cotton Expedite™, a solution from its Cotton
Management System™ and the first software to offer cotton merchants and co-ops a complete solution
for contract management, logistics control, reporting and other process flow needs. 

“Business today is a global proposition, increasingly reliant on electronic systems and 24/7
operations, and the cotton industry is no exception,” said Kirk Andrews, associate director of
program development, Cotton Incorporated. “That is why we developed this tool to help cotton
merchants and co-ops streamline their processes.”

Cotton Expedite enables merchants and co-ops to control and track cotton from purchase
through delivery. It is able to link electronic documents and databases as well as logistics and
inventory retrieval systems to coordinate data. The software has a built-in document management
feature and can be implemented into a business’s freight forwarder. Reference and reporting tools
include mix selection, inventory filters, rate and tariff management, and stock collateral
management, among others. Cotton Incorporated reports the software is scalable and is suitable for
both smaller-scale and enterprise-scale logistics management. 

February 9, 2010