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        Eastern Catalytic Acquires Automotive Edge / Hermoff Manufacturing
                              From Dorman Products

Langhorne, PA... Eastern Manufacturing, Inc, a world-class manufacturer of catalytic converters
and related emission control components, has just purchased the assets of The Automotive Edge /
Hermoff Manufacturing from Dorman Products Inc., a Colmar, PA-based supplier of OE automotive
replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake products, and household hardware to the
automotive aftermarket and mass merchandisers.

Hermoff is a Hagersville, Ontario-based manufacturer and distributor of exhaust manifolds,
catalytic converters, and components in Canada and the United States.

The announcement was made by George Schafer, President of Eastern Manufacturing, who
noted, “This acquisition is an excellent business and growth opportunity for Eastern, and will
expand both our manufacturing and distribution capabilities. The Hermoff and Automotive Edge
business units will not only increase sales volume and open new distribution channels in Canada,
but also add some new units to the Eastern product line.”

Eastern Manufacturing produces catalytic converters and catalytic converter components for both
original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket. Eastern offers a full line of Universal,
Direct-Fit, High Performance, Diesel, and Heavy-Duty catalytic converters.

World-class quality and innovation have helped Eastern earn catalytic converter certifications in
over 58 countries around the globe. Continual improvements in converter design, production, and
product delivery systems have made Eastern the leading choice in both universal and direct-fit
catalytic converters.

For more information, contact: Henry Hippert, Executive Sales Director, Eastern Manufacturing,
Inc., 2151 Cabot Blvd. West, Langhorne, PA 19047 215-702-3600.