FDS Group Becomes The Flexitallic Group

                   FDS Group Becomes The Flexitallic Group

Operating Companies to Adopt Flexitallic Brand over Next 18 Months

PR Newswire

PARIS, Jan. 16, 2013

PARIS, Jan. 16,2013 /PRNewswire/ --FDS Group, the global leader in
specialized sealing solutions and products serving the oil and gas, power
generation, chemical and petrochemical industries, has been renamed The
Flexitallic Group.

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The move comes in response to the expanding global presence, recognition and
value of Flexitallic, one of the Group's premier operating companies. Over the
course of the next 18 months, more operating units will also adopt the
Flexitallic master brand.

"While each operating company has its unique strengths, we're now
collaborating as a global enterprise for the increased benefit of our
customers," said Remi Toledano, president and CEO of The Flexitallic Group.
"Our shared focus on developing products and solutions that deliver
uncompromising safety will be a hallmark against which the Flexitallic brand
will continue to grow."

As the transition occurs, customers will experience the same high quality
responsiveness, service, and support they have come to expect from the
organization. Ordering, fulfillment, and company contacts have not changed.

For additional information, please visit FlexitallicGroup.com.

About The Flexitallic Group
Established in 2004, The Flexitallic Group (www.FlexitallicGroup.com) a global
leader in specialized sealing solutions and products serving the oil and gas,
power generation, chemical and petrochemical industries in emerging and
developed markets. Its operating companies include Flexitallic, AGS
Flexitallic, SIEM, Induseal, Sealex and Custom Rubber Products. With
approximately 1,200 employees, the Group's 2012 sales were approximately $270
million USD.

Media Contact:
Nancy Battles, Bush Communications for The Flexitallic Group
+1-585-244-0270 or nbattles@bushcommunications.com

SOURCE The Flexitallic Group

Website: http://www.flexitallicgroup.com