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PRESS RELEASE

April 1999

KALLISTA'S HAMPSTEAD BATH SUITE EXPANDED TO OFFER A MYRIAD OF DESIGN OPTIONS

By combining a myriad of options in finish, form and function, Kallista offers its most complete and flexible bath ensemble to date with the elegant Hampstead bath suite. Given the wide variety of fixture, faucet and accessory designs, combined with a host of color and finish options, homeowners can create their own customized look with the expanded Hampstead suite. Shown for the first time as a complete bath suite at the 1999 International Builder's Show, the Hampstead ensemble is characterized by its graceful styling and European classicism. The suite includes items for the entire bath. A generous one-person, six-jet whirlpool displays soft lines reminiscent of an ancient Greek swimming pool, while an equally generous bath features the same fluid design. The flared base of the Hampstead toilet and bidet is accented by tiered contours. This stylized shape is repeated in the square, tapered base of the pedestal lavatory. To surmount the base, one may select either a 24- or 27-inch square basin. The color palette for these inspired designs includes Stucco White, Linen and Jet Black.

To complement these luxurious fixtures, Kallista offers a full line of elegant handle, spout, accessory and finish options within the Hampstead suite.

Hampstead's classic Edwardian-styled faucets are offered with either cross handles or ceramic-lever handles.

Two distinct escutcheon options -- round and petite or majestic and hexagon -- serve as graceful accents. A choice of three Hampstead spouts are equally stately: the Standard spout is simple in design and smoothly sculpted with a gradual arc; the Hex spout offers a sweeping arc; the Victorian spout has rolling curves and subtle contours; and the new Traditional spout is derived from a historic low-rising design that was prevalent in the United States in the first half of the 20th century.

Finally, the Hampstead bath suite includes a splendid selection of complementary bath accessories including a glass wall shelf, corner soap basket, robe hook, wall glass holder and glass, tissue paper holder with cover, and 12- and 24-inch towel bars.

The choices continue with a selection of several lustrous finishes for the faucets and accessories, including Antique Bronze, Chrome, Gold Nickel, Brushed Nickel and Polished Brass.

Kallista's Hampstead suite offers homeowners the opportunity to create a space of distinction and elegance in their homes through designs that transcend time. While fashionable and decidedly "of the moment," the Hampstead suite embodies classic, time-honored design and exceptional quality.

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.kallista.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.

Hampstead Suite Pedistal Lavatory Hampstead Suite Pedistal Lavatory

Hampstead Faucet with Traditional Spout Hampstead Faucet with Traditional Spout

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