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World Class Uvex Genesis(r) Safety Eyewear Expands into Family of Options

October 19, 2007

Health & Safety

Protection SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Sperian Eye and Face Protection, the world leader in safety eyewear, today introduced the Genesis(r) Family of products, an expansion on the success of its best-selling Genesis(r) model.

The Genesis Family platform is composed of the Genesis, the Genesis XC(tm) (formerly the XC(r)) and the newly-launched Genesis X2(tm) – workplace eyewear solutions designed to fill the needs of a wide range of workers and environments.

“The Genesis is our most popular model, so it only made sense to take our customers’ favorite Genesis features and carry them into a broader array of products,” said Ariel Rodriguez, product manager, Uvex Products. “With three coverage options, the Genesis Family provides ideal solutions for a variety of applications and workplace environments.”

The products in the Genesis Family include:
* Genesis: full coverage and protection for most applications (passes ANSI Z87+, CSA Z94.3 and Mil Vo ballistic test for impact – protection against impact energies seven times higher than ANSI)

* Genesis X2: slimmer, lighter lens provides standard coverage ideal for a wide array of industries and applications (passes ANSI Z87+ and Mil Vo ballistic test for impact)

* Genesis XC: 20 percent additional cheek and side coverage provides extended protection in high-particulate and splash environments not requiring goggles (passes ANSI Z87+, CSA Z94.3 and Mil Vo ballistic test for impact)

The Genesis Family of safety eyewear offers premium comfort features, including MMT – Multi-Material Technology(r) that cushions all points of contact, and ratcheting and lengthening temples that allow for a customized fit.

Military-level ballistic impact protection and Uvex Spectrum Control Technology lens tints add heightened protection and functionality for use in even the most demanding applications.

All three models are available with proprietary lens coatings options, including Ultra-dura(r) anti-scratch, Uvextreme(r) anti-fog and a newly available option, Dura-streme(tm) technology. Dura-streme delivers Ultra-dura anti-scratch on the outside of the lens and Uvextreme on the inside, resulting in an anti-fog lens that can last up to 3 times* longer.

The Genesis Family also offers an easy, economical lens replacement system and a lifetime frame guarantee, which makes it the logical choice for a long-term safety eyewear solution.

Photos of the Genesis Family of products are available to the media upon request. For complete product details and ordering information please visit www.uvex.us or call Sperian Customer Care directly at 1-800-682-0839.

*Comparative lens life test performed using a Bayer Abrasion Test method and may vary between environment and application.

About Uvex by Sperian:
Uvex by Sperian is the leading U.S. brand of premium quality, state-of-the-art, feature-rich safety eyewear, goggles and face shields that offer comfort and innovation without compromise. The world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand, Uvex, has been an acknowledged leader in safety eyewear innovation for more than 50 years and is the pioneer of many groundbreaking innovations such as a cost-effective silicone goggle body and MMT – Multi-Material Technology(r). Sperian Protection offers Uvex branded safety eyewear and face protection products exclusively in the Americas. For more information, please visit www.uvex.us.

About Sperian Protection:
With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection serves the global personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, providing hearing, eye, respiratory, fall, body and hand protection. As a world leader in multiple PPE categories, Sperian is committed to offering innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. For more information, please visit www.sperianprotection.com.
Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120. It is eligible for the SRD deferred settlement system.

For additional Uvex product information contact:
Sperian Customer Care
900 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Tel: 800-682-0839
Fax: 800-322-1330

Media contacts:
Holly Wolfe
207-773-0700, ext. 226


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