Messe Frankfurt, Proposte Announce Partnership

International exhibition organizer Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, and Proposte S.r.l.,
Italy — organizer of the annual Proposte exhibition for European manufacturers of furnishing
fabrics and curtains — have partnered in an effort to draw leading European manufacturers to
exhibit at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, the China International Trade Fair for Home
Textiles and Accessories organized by Messe Frankfurt and held biannually at the Shanghai New
International Expo Center.

The upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn edition, which will take place Aug.
27-29, 2013, will feature a Proposte China Pavilion at which approximately 25 European decorative
and furniture fabrics manufacturers will exhibit.

“There is a growing demand for high-grade products in the Asian market,” said Detlef Braun,
member of the Executive Board, Messe Frankfurt. “With the Proposte, we will further expand this
segment at our fair in Shanghai and thus make it even more attractive for local buyers. We are
convinced that all concerned will profit from this partnership and look forward to working with our
Italian colleagues.”

“The time has come for Proposte to open its doors in other countries, while still staying
true to its image, high-end content and selective approach,” said Mauro Cavelli, president,
Proposte. “Having scrutinized the various opportunities, in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt we
decided on China, a huge country that has seen its economy and customs evolve at an unrivalled

May 14, 2013