Sage Automotive Interiors Acquired By The Gores Group And Company Management

Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group LLC and management of Greenville-based Sage
Automotive Interiors Inc. have partnered to acquire Sage from an affiliate of Azalea Capital LLC, a
Greenville-based investment firm.

Sage Automotive Interiors, formerly known as Autotex, originally was the Automotive Body
Cloth Division of Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company, which sold the division to Azalea
Capital in 2009. The company supplies automotive bodycloth including knit and woven technical
textiles to original equipment manufacturers, and its workforce currently totals approximately
1,200 people at locations in the United States as well as Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, Korea
and Japan.

“The Gores Group has a superb history of supporting the businesses it acquires,” said Dirk
Pieper, CEO, Sage. “I am confident that Gores’ financial resources and operational expertise will
provide us with an enhanced ability to pursue our organic growth strategies – including deeper
penetration internationally and new product development, as well as to target strategic
acquisitions. I believe the partnership with Gores will strengthen our position within the global
automotive market.”

Sage Automotive Interiors’ headquarters will remain in Greenville, and The Gores Group
reports it does not plan to make major changes to the company’s manufacturing operations or
organizational structure.

May 10, 2011