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PRESS RELEASE

January 1999

KALLISTA CAPTURES A CENTURIES-OLD ART FORM WITH NEW TERRAZZO SINK DESIGNS

In keeping with its tradition of inspired design, classic styling and impeccable quality, Kallista has combined the centuries-old craft of terrazzo with modern design sensibility to create a pair of spectacular terrazzo sinks for the kitchen. Never before seen in the industry, these apron-front sinks rely on the beauty and versatility of terrazzo for their distinction.

Terrazzo, from the Italian word for terraces, was created several hundred years ago in Europe when Venetian craftsmen discovered a new use for discarded marble remnants.

Since that time, terrazzo has become the choice of architects and designers for stunning interior and exterior flooring and wall material.

Kallista's Terrazzo Sinks feature a fluid, integral apron front. At once, strong and earthy, chic and timeless, these sinks offer unmatched visual impact. The single-basin sink has a generous bowl while the double-basin design is divided in the center to offer two equally sized sink compartments. Both designs display a smooth edited form decorated only by its remarkable medium of sophisticated Slate Black Terrazzo or clean French Almond Terrazzo.

"We're pleased to introduce Kallista's new Terrazzo Sinks -- a product that maintains our philosophy of creating timeless design and proves once more that the elegance of the past is relevant again," says Christopher Lohmann, general manager-Kallista.

At home in both traditional and contemporary settings, Kallista's new Terrazzo Sinks mark one of the most versatile and original luxury plumbing fixtures available. The design continues Kallista's tradition of offering the most discriminating homeowner impeccably designed and hand-crafted product for the kitchen and bath.

For additional information regarding these new designs and other Kallista products, consumers may call 1-888-4KALLISTA, or access the Kallista web site at www.kallistainc.com.

A leader in decorative plumbing design, Kallista offers a wide range of distinctive sinks and faucets for the kitchen and bath; an expansive selection of vitreous china lavs, basins, and toilets; high performing and luxurious whirlpools; and two specialty collections -- Retro Kallista and Decorative Kallista.

Kallista is available at fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. Based in San Leandro, Calif., the company is a division of Kohler Co., a world leader in kitchen and bath products. Kohler Co. markets its products under the brand names of Kohler, Sterling, Kallista, Ann Sacks , Robern, Canac and, in Europe, under the brand names of Jacob Delafon, Sanijura and Neomediam.

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