Springs Global, Pantone Team To Launch Pantone Universe

Fort Mill, S.C.-based home furnishings supplier Springs Global US Inc. — a subsidiary of
Brazil-based Springs Global Participações S.A. — and Carlstadt, N.J.-based professional color
standards provider Pantone LLC — an X-Rite company — have partnered to launch the Pantone Universe
collection of bedding and bath furnishings. Slated to be released in fall 2012, the furnishings can
be mixed and matched and are economically priced, according to the companies.

“Pantone is thrilled to be working with Springs Global on the creation of these colorful new
collections for bedding and bath,” said Lisa Herbert, vice president, consumer products division,
Pantone. “A clear understanding of the PANTONE® brand, coupled with its unique ability to bring
exciting, innovative products to the marketplace, makes Springs Global an ideal partner for us.”

Springs Global’s portfolio includes the Wamsutta® and Springmaid® brands as well as licensing
agreements with Diane Von Furstenberg, Cindy Crawford, Nate Berkus, Espacio Sami Hayek and Marshall

February 28, 2012