Lowe's to launch Pergo flooring

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Lowe's to launch Pergo flooring Pergo and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse plans to rollout a customized collection of Pergo laminate flooring in the United States in early 2003. Lowe's is the second largest home improvement retailer in the world. According to Mark Galchutt, Merchandise Manager - Vinyl and Laminate Flooring, Lowe's, Inc., "Pergo is the most recognized consumer brand name in laminate flooring. We believe in the power of the Pergo brand and in our ability to leverage it through the selling environment at Lowe's. Adding Pergo to our brand portfolio better serves our customers' needs." Lowe's Companies Inc. is a Fortune 100 company with sales in 2001 of $22.1 billion USD. Lowe's, a home improvement center, serves over 7 million customers a week in more than 800 stores in 43 states in the United States. Trelleborg 2002-11-13 Pergo AB Corporate Communication For further information, please contact: Pergo-group: CEO - Raimo Issal, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 Pergo-group: CFO - Annette Kumlien, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 Pergo Inc.: Sr VP and GM of Home Centers and Specialty Retail - Sandra Reilly +1 919 773 6000 Pergo, AB is the inventor and world's leading marketer and manufacturer of high-quality laminate flooring. Pergo® was introduced in Europe in the 1980's and is now sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Launched in the United States in 1994, Pergo is the market share leader in the laminate flooring category. The Pergo Group, with headquarters in Trelleborg, Sweden has manufacturing facilities in Garner, North Carolina, Trelleborg, Sweden and Perstorp, Sweden. The North American headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company is listed on the Attract 40-list on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For further information visit our webpage www.pergo.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/11/13/20021113BIT00690/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/11/13/20021113BIT00690/wkr0002.pdf