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Press Release: True Temper Launches Titanium Processing Capability

MEMPHIS, TN -- True Temper Sports announced today the opening of a new titanium manufacturing facility located in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The major focus of this production operation will be to provide double-butted tubing and components to the bicycle industry. With the addition of super strength titanium, True Temper is now capable of providing OEMs and custom frame builders with a complete array of frame materials including high performance steel and carbon fiber. Commenting on the new product line, Ric Andersen, Vice President and General Manager of True Temper’s Performance Sports

MEMPHIS, TN — True Temper Sports announced today the opening of a new titanium manufacturing facility located in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The major focus of this production operation will be to provide double-butted tubing and components to the bicycle industry. With the addition of super strength titanium, True Temper is now capable of providing OEMs and custom frame builders with a complete array of frame materials including high performance steel and carbon fiber. Commenting on the new product line, Ric Andersen, Vice President and General Manager of True Temper’s Performance Sports Group, states “Our new titanium capability continues our efforts to grow our leadership position in the bicycle frame materials market. This new production capability positions True Temper with a complete offering of the best lightweight materials available. We are now uniquely positioned to serve our customers with a variety of frame materials for high performance bikes including titanium, carbon fiber, our ultra lightweight super strength S3 TM alloy, and our OX Platinum TM steel tubing.

True Temper Sports is a leading manufacturer of performance bicycle tubing and components. The Company’s industry leading S3 TM super light alloy tubing, OX Platinum TM, Verus HT TM, , and BMX tubing challenge established weight barriers, materials technology and durability thresholds while setting new standards for frame materials technology. True Temper’s AlphaQ branded composite forks, seat posts and handlebars are industry recognized for cutting edge technology and supreme quality. The Company markets a complete line cycling products under the True Temper and Alpha Q brands and sells these brands globally. True Temper Sports employs over 800 people in 10 facilities located in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia. ###