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INVISTA Increases Investment in Ashburn Hill Corp.

KENNESAW, Ga. -- First graph should read: INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials, a division of INVISTA, will increase its investment in Ashburn Hill Corp., manufacturer of the next generation of flame-resistant apparel for industrial and firefighting applications. (sted fire-resistant apparel). Also adding boilerplate for Ashburn Hill Corp.

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INVISTA INCREASES INVESTMENT IN ASHBURN HILL CORP.

INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials, a division of INVISTA, will increase its investment in Ashburn Hill Corp., manufacturer of the next generation of flame-resistant apparel for industrial and firefighting applications.

"INVISTA is delighted to be able to invest additional funds in order to support Ashburn Hill in realizing its potential," said Jeff Brown, vice president of INVISTA Performance Materials. "We anticipate that the revolutionary protective apparel developed with Ashburn Hill Corp.'s TECGEN([R]) fiber will offer significant improvements in comfort and protection to workers requiring protection to NFPA 2112 and 70E standards."

This year, Ashburn Hill launched TECGEN XTREME([TM]) protective apparel for firefighters - a comfortable, breathable alternative to turnout gear that is compliant for up to 75 percent of firefighting responses. The company also recently revealed its prototype 70E garments, the most revolutionary of which is a lightweight, 6.5-ounce, open-weave HRC2 fabric. This latest innovation for industrial worker apparel takes moisture management in flame-resistant apparel to the next level.

"We are pleased that INVISTA has chosen to increase its stake in Ashburn Hill Corp.," said Jon Heard, Ashburn Hill Corp.'s president and CEO. "This is a very positive signal at a time when Ashburn Hill Corp. is in the process of scaling up production of what we believe will be a range of products that will raise the bar in terms of comfort and safety in the field of firefighter and worker protection."

About Ashburn Hill Corp.

Ashburn Hill Corp., based in Greenville, South Carolina, with manufacturing in Angleton, Texas, is dedicated to bringing innovative protective apparel solutions to the industrial and firefighter markets. With their patented TECGEN[R] fiber, AHC has developed the next generation of flame-resistant garments, including products such as TECGEN XTREME[TM] coveralls. Through their unwavering commitment to 'Advance the Science of Safety,' the company is developing products that increase industrial and firefighter workers' comfort as they meet and exceed regulatory compliance standards. For more information, visit www.TECGENFR.com.

About INVISTA

INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA's global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE([R]), ANTRON([R]), AVORA([R]), C12[TM], COMFOREL([R]), COOLMAX([R]), CORDURA([R]), CORFREE([R]), DACRON([R]), DBE([R]), DYTEK([R]), FRESHFX([R]), LYCRA([R]), PERFORMA[TM], POLARGUARD([R]), POLYSHIELD([R]), POLYCLEAR([R]), SOLARMAX([R]), STAINMASTER([R]), SUPPLEX([R]), SUPRIVA([R]), TACTEL([R]), TACTESSE([R]), TERATE([R]), TERATHANE([R]) and THERMOLITE([R]). For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com.
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