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7201 West Friendly Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27419

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Unifi, Inc., a multi-national manufacturing company, processes and sells high-volume commodity yarns, specialized yarns designed to meet certain customer specifications, and premier value-added (PVA) yarns. The company’s principal geographic markets for its products are located in North America, Central America, South America and Asia. In addition, the company has a wholly-owned subsidiary in the People’s Republic of China (China) focused on the sale and promotion of the company’s PVA and other specialty products in the Asian textile market, primarily in China, as well as in the European market. The company maintains a 34% non-controlling partnership interest in Parkdale America, LLC (PAL), a major unconsolidated affiliate. PAL is a producer of cotton and synthetic yarns for sale to the textile industry and apparel market, both foreign and domestic. It also has a 60% controlling membership interest in Repreve Renewables, LLC, an agricultural company focused on the development, production and commercialization of miscanthus grass for use in the animal bedding, bio-energy and other bio-based products markets. Segments The company operates through three segments: Polyester, Nylon, and International. Polyester This segment manufactures polyester polymer beads (chip), partially oriented yarn (POY), textured, dyed, twisted, beamed, and draw wound yarns, both virgin and recycled, with sales primarily to other yarn manufacturers and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, home furnishings, automotive upholstery, industrial, and other end-use markets. This segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and El Salvador. Nylon This segment manufactures textured nylon yarns and spandex covered yarns, with sales to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets. This segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Colombia. International This segment’s products primarily include textured polyester and various types of resale yarns and staple fiber, both virgin and recycled. This segment sells its yarns and staple fiber to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets primarily in the South American and Asian regions. This segment includes a manufacturing location and sales offices in Brazil and a sales office in China. Products and Related Markets The company manufactures polyester yarn and related products in the U.S., El Salvador, and Brazil; and nylon yarns in the U.S. and Colombia, for a range of end-uses. In addition, the company purchases certain yarns and staple fiber for resale to its customers. The company processes and sells POY, high-volume commodity yarns, and PVA and other specialty yarns in both domestic and international markets. The company provides products to various end-use markets, principally apparel, industrial, furnishings and automotive upholstery. The company’s branded portion of its yarn portfolio continues to provide product differentiation to brands, retailers and consumers, and it includes various products. REPREVE is a family of eco-friendly yarns made from recycled materials. The company’s recycled performance fibers are manufactured to provide certain performance and/or functional properties to various types of fabrics and end products. Sorbtek is a permanent moisture management yarn primarily used in performance base-layer applications, compression apparel, athletic bras, sports apparel, socks and other non-apparel related items. Reflexx is a family of stretch yarns that could be found in a range of end-use applications, from home furnishings to performance wear and from hosiery and socks to work wear and denim. aio all-in-one performance yarns combine multiple performance properties into a single yarn. Augusta is a cotton-like yarn with a soft, lofty hand that looks and feels like cotton. A.M.Y. is a yarn with permanent antimicrobial properties for odor control. The company’s branded yarns could be found in various products of brands,

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