H&V Awarded R&D Grant From State Of Virginia

Hollingsworth & Vose Co. (H&V) — an East Walpole, Mass.-based provider of engine, high
efficiency air and liquid filter media, battery separator materials and industrial nonwovens — has
been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community
Revitalization Commission to be used for research and development (R&D) in various filtration

The Tobacco Commission aims to boost economic revitalization of tobacco-dependent regions by
providing grant funding to companies in Virginia involved in applied research that have significant
commercialization potential. H&V’s manufacturing facility in Floyd, Va., is located within
Floyd County, which is within the tobacco-growing region and eligible to sponsor grants. H&V
submitted the R&D grant proposal through the Floyd County Economic Development Authority.

H&V operates manufacturing sites and research centers in the United States, Europe and

September 27, 2011