Bekaert Textiles Acquires Enbasa Laval

Bekaert Textiles NV — a Belgium-based developer and manufacturer of woven and knitted mattress
fabrics and bed covers — acquired Enbasa Laval, a producer of woven and knitted mattress ticking as
well as home and automobile textiles.

Enbasa currently employs approximately 80 people at its plant and offices in Spain and its
sales office in France. Going forward, the company will serve as a production and distribution
center for Bekaert’s products in southwestern Europe, in addition to continuing its existing
business operations.

Bekaert reports the acquisition will shorten lead times, improve order flexibility and
enable smaller deliveries, resulting in improved service for its southwestern European customers.

October 16, 2012