BGF President Retires, New President Named

Henderson Retires, Dunnagan Named BGF President

May 23, 2011

Greensboro, NC After a long and storied career, Jim Henderson, President of BGF Industries, has announced his decision to retire effective May 27, 2011. Jim’s career spanned more than six decades in the textile industry, having held positions from Lab Technician to the presidency of both Uniglass and BGF as well as Chairman of the Board at Marglass. We will certainly miss his wisdom and leadership.

In conjunction with Jim’s retirement, Robert and Philippe Porcher are pleased to announce the appointment of Robby Dunnagan as President of BGF, effective May 27. Well respected by both suppliers and customers, Robby brings a tremendous balance of both product and market knowledge to the position. Robby has spent his entire 37 year career with Burlington/BGF. We believe Robby to be eminently qualified to lead BGF to higher levels of success in the global marketplace. All of us in the Porcher Group offer our support to the continued success of BGF under Robby’s leadership.