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Gerd Ries Chairman of EDANA

November 30, -0001

At the Annual General Meeting of EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, held in Berlin, Germany in May, Gerd Ries was elected chairman of EDANA by members for a one-year term of office. Mr. Ries, who is vice president EAME, Regulatory and Medical Affairs at Johnson & Johnson, Germany, replaces Luc Maes, who will leave British Vita Nonwovens Division (Libeltex BVBA) later this year.

Pieter Meijer, vice president marketing and sales Europe, Fiberweb France S.A.S., was elected vice chairman while Gunnar Preifors, director R&D personal care at SCA Hygiene Products AB, Sweden and Paul Eevers, director beverages, supply management for Unilever Europe Foods, Belgium, were both re-elected by the members vice chairman and treasurer, respectively.

Additionally, EDANA welcomes three newcomers to its board for three-year terms of office: José Durany of Tesalca-99 S.A. in Spain, Michael Hartnett of Mölnlycke Health Care in Sweden and Ghobad Rahrooh, of U.S.-based Procter & Gamble.

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