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SHAW INDUSTRIES COMPLETES ACQUISITION

 DALTON, Ga., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaw Industries, Inc. (NYSE: SHX) announced today that it had completed the acquisition of Abingdon Carpets, PLC of Newbridge, Gwent, in the United Kingdom.
 Robert E. Shaw, president and chief executive officer of Shaw Industries, commented that the acquisition of Abingdon, which markets its products in the United Kingdom under the Abingdon brand name, will add significantly to the company's international marketing effort.
 Shaw Industries, Inc., with corporate offices in Dalton, manufactures and sells carpeting to retailers and distributors throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and exports to several foreign markets.
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 /CONTACT: Robert E. Shaw of Shaw Industries, Inc., 706-278-3812/
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