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 New Uvex Genesis X2TM Safety Eyewear Adds Unique Style to the Best-selling Genesis® Family of Industrial Eye Protection
Light and Sporty Adjustable Model Offers Maximum Appeal

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Oct. 15, 2007 — Sperian Eye and Face Protection, world leader in safety eyewear, today announced the newest addition to its Genesis® Family of safety eyewear, the Genesis X2TM. The slimmest and sportiest model within the Genesis line, the Genesis X2 combines hardcore impact protection with sleek styling to offer wearers the protection they need and the comfort and style they demand.

Featuring unique MMT — Multi-Material Technology® and adjustable temples, the Genesis X2 provides exceptional comfort and a customizable fit that few eyewear products can deliver. The Genesis X2 was designed with the wearer in mind. Because style and comfort are both important factors influencing employee compliance, a lightweight and uniquely styled lens provides military-level impact protection and sports-inspired styling for  overage that is ideal for a wide array of industries and applications.

The Genesis X2 eyewear complies with the ANSI Z87+ standard and passes Military Velocity Sub Zero (MIL V0) ballistic testing for impact, which requires protection against impact energies seven times higher than ANSI. All Uvex lenses offer 99.9 percent ultraviolet protection and are available in
a variety of high-performance lens tints and coatings.

Photos of the Genesis X2 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.

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®. 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
www.uvex.us

Media contact:
Holly Wolfe
KempGoldberg
207-773-0700, ext. 226
hwolfe@kempgoldberg.com