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Jacob Holm Sells Technical Division

March 27, 2007

Jacob Holm & Sønner A/S has sold its shareholding in Jacob Holm & Sons STA A/S to LD Equity. Jacob Holm & Sønner A/S continues its 100% ownership of the Jacob Holm Industries operations in France (Soultz) and USA (Asheville). Following significant recent growth and capacity investment, Jacob Holm Industries looks forward to serving both direct customers and STA. The leadership team of Jacob Holm Industries remains unchanged.
    
As part of the sales agreement Jacob Holm & Sons STA A/S will no longer use the name Jacob Holm & Sons. Jacob Holm & Sonner A/S spun off technical actitivities under the name Jacob Holm & Sons STA in July 2006. At the same time, the group acquired Tytex, a provider of knitted technology for global healthcare companies.

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