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Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

May 23, 2007

Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, international public companies to PGI. Since 2004, Ms. Hagen has held the position of president and chief executive officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America, a $1.4 billion division of the South African-based global leader in the pulp and paper industry, Sappi Limited. At Sappi, she achieved year-over-year improvement in cash flow and profitability with a strong focus on safety, productivity and working capital management while also fostering growth by providing added value to customers.

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