Pergo grants license for click-joints

Pergo grants license for click-joints Kaindl, Kronospan and Kronotex, which together are the world's largest laminate flooring producer, have signed license agreements with Pergo. This entitles them to produce and sell world-wide laminate flooring products with some of Pergo's patented click-joints. Pergo will receive license fees starting from the fourth quarter 2002. - "This represents an industry recognition of the strength of our patents", says Pergo's CEO, Mr Raimo Issal. Mohawk Industries, one of the largest US-flooring companies, will be able to continue to sell laminate flooring with click joints because of its supply agreement with the above companies. Pergo will withdraw its filings for patent infringement against Mohawk Industries, which were made earlier this year. Pergo will continue to vigorously assert its patent rights in the USA against Shaw Industries Inc., Witex USA Inc., Alloc Inc., Berry Finance N.V. and Armstrong World Industries. Trelleborg 2002-10-08 Pergo AB Corporate Communication For further information, please contact: CEO - Raimo Issal, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 CFO - Annette Kumlien, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/08/20021008BIT00090/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/08/20021008BIT00090/wkr0002.pdf

About Us

Pergo is a leading flooring company with leading market positions, particularly in Europe and the US. Net sales amount to approx. SEK 2,8 billion and the number of employees is around 800. Pergo developed laminate flooring at the end of the 1970s and launched the product in Europe during the 1980s. The company started sales in the US in 1994 and later also in Asia 1995 and Latin America 1997. The company's products have been marketed under the PERGO® brand name since 1989. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's Attract 40-list. For further information about Pergo, please visit our website www.pergo.com.