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NSP Norcross Safety Products, parent company of North Safety Products Acquires NEOS – New England Overshoe Inc.

May 10, 2007

Health & Safety

Montreal 2007 – NSP recently acquired New England Overshoe, a leading and innovative overshoe manufacturer for industrial and consumer markets. New England Overshoe makes NEOS brand overshoes, rugged all-terrain and industrial overshoes, built to stand up to the toughest conditions.

John Greer, Vice President, Marketing for North Safety Products, Canada said, NEOS brings us a unique concept of lightweight overshoes for the workplace that replaces the old rubber galoshes used in the past. It will fit very well with our Norcross line which includes Ranger and Servus brands, giving us a major focus in the protective footwear market.

Joining North Safety Products brings the best of all worlds to NEOS, Scott Hardy, President of NEOS, said. NSPs strong distribution network and marketing muscle will benefit NEOS greatly. In addition NEOS brings its own tradition of innovation and quality design to NSP brands across many markets.

About Norcross Safety Products L.L.C.
Norcross Safety Products is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded products in the personal protection equipment industry. The Company manufactures and markets a full line of personal protection equipment for workers in the general industrial, fire service and utility/high voltage industries. The Company sells products under trusted, long-standing and well-recognized brand names, including North Safety Products, Morning Pride, Ranger, Servus, Pro-Warrington and Salisbury. The Companys broad product offerings include, among other things, respiratory protection, protective footwear, hand protection, bunker gear and linemen equipment.


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