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PRESS RELEASE

May 1998

THE 1998 KALLISTA COLLECTIONS OFFER KITCHEN & BATH PRODUCTS THAT TRANSCEND TIME

Kallista, Inc., a leader in decorative plumbing design, takes a leadership role in forging partnerships with widely acclaimed designers and prestigious companies to develop the ultimate in luxury for the kitchen and bath. This year, Kallista unveils three enchanting bath collections -- from the sleek and graceful designs of Barbara Barry, and the whimsical yet sophisticated style of Tracy Porter, to the sheer elegance and superb quality of Baccarat, Inc., the finest manufacturer of crystal in the world.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohler Co., Kallista's products are arranged in four exquisite collections that are continually evolving -- Kallista, Retro Kallista, Decorative Kallista and Barbara Barry. According to Christopher Lohmann, general manager-Kallista, each of the products was carefully chosen to reflect the graceful and sophisticated lifestyles of Kallista customers.

The Kallista Collection continues to provide homeowners with attractive kitchen and bath products that are the cornerstone of the company's offerings. The essence of Kallista's heritage shines through this product line. As Kallista continues to reach out in new directions with its Retro, Decorative and Barbara Barry collections, this primary offering distinguishes the company through spirit, taste and timeless style.

The Retro Kallista Collection brings refined, traditional European style to the bath. Unveiled in 1997, Retro Kallista includes various bath ensembles of fine English porcelain and distinctive faucets in several lustrous finishes. The collection offers customers the opportunity to create a space of distinction and grace in their homes through century-old designs. While fashionable and decidedly "of the moment," products chosen for the Retro Kallista Collection embody lifestyles that cherish classic, traditional design and exceptional quality.

The Decorative Kallista Collection also debuted in 1997. In a continuing effort to create collections never before imagined in the luxury plumbing market to reflect the distinct lifestyles of high-end consumers, Kallista developed exclusive partnerships with widely acclaimed designers and prestigious companies equally committed to creating products of superb taste and enduring value. Decorative Kallista is the ultimate in luxury for the kitchen and bath -- products dedicated to craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail. According to Lohmann, "Our partners in this effort share our unique commitment to beauty and elegance."

The exquisite collection includes gold-trimmed lavatories, copper basins and bathtubs, crystal faucets, hand-painted porcelain lavatories and cast-iron tubs, and beautiful bath accessories.

With a design that is clean and refined, the Barbara Barry Collection for Kallista is a sensual arrangement of bath products that marries an earlier era of classic elegance with modern sensibility. Barry describes her designs as transitional -- able to work within contemporary or traditional environments. They have been praised for their pure lines, exquisite beauty and versatility. "Barbara has designed a clean, bold and distinctive collection," says Lohmann. "She has taken traditional designs and created something that is comfortable, simplistic and stimulating. Her collection is an instant classic."

Kallista continually evolves as an organization to improve product design and strengthen customer service. The company offers a wide range of distinctive sinks and faucets for the kitchen and bath; an expansive selection of traditional vitreous china pedestals, lavatories, toilets and bidets; high-performing and luxurious whirlpools and tubs; and beautiful bath accessories.

All of Kallista's luxurious kitchen and bath products are available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. For product information or to obtain sales literature, consumers may call 1-888-4-KALLISTA or visit the Kallista web site at http://www.kallistainc.com.

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