Pergo is granted a new patent in the US

Pergo is granted a new patent in the US In July 2002, Pergo was granted a new patent for clickjoints by the US Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO. The patent is valid for the US- market where Pergo has a leading position. This patent is in addition to the patent Pergo was awarded by the USPTO in June 2002. As a consequence, Pergo has today filed an action for patent infringement to safeguard its patent rights in the federal court in New York that is in addition to the action Pergo filed in June this year. This additional action not only includes Armstrong World Industries, Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries Inc., and Witex USA Inc., but also Alloc, Inc. and Berry Finance N.V., after Alloc and Berry initiated an invalidity and non-infringement action against the Pergo patent received in June this year. Pergo focuses on innovation and product development and has during the last 18 months applied for over 30 patents. Trelleborg August, 13, 2002 Pergo AB (publ) Corporate Communications For additional information please contact Raimo Issal, CEO, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 Annette Kumlien, CFO, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 Lars von Kantzow, Sr Vice President North America, phone number +1 919 773 6000 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/13/20020813BIT00880/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/13/20020813BIT00880/wkr0002.pdf

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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.