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PRESS RELEASE

January 2002

MICHAEL SMITH ADDS A TOUCH OF GOLD TO FOR TOWN COLLECTION

KOHLER, Wis. - Kallista, a world leader in decorative plumbing design, offers a new, elegant finish to its Michael S. Smith For Town Collection. The new finish, Estate Gold, is a lustrous golden addition to the vivid chrome, nickel silver, brushed nickel and sterling silver finishes already available in the elegant, classically styled collection. The rich, lustrous finish of Estate Gold will provide the collection's exquisitely crafted bath fixtures and accessories with a sophisticated appearance.

The For Town collection, which gained inspiration from the classic, elegant Park Avenue apartments of the 1930s, was created exclusively for Kallista. Smith describes the collection as "tailored and functional with an inherent richness that makes a substantial statement." The collection's versatility lies in its extreme attention to detail and timelessness, making it ideal for many urban environments, such as lofts and luxury high-rises. The For Town collection is a great example of Kallista's philosophy of creating timeless designs that "take their cues from the classics of the past but are refined for today."

For Town collection pieces that feature the Estate Gold finish include:

Console Table Legs & Fittings Basin Set
Wall Bath Set Deck Bath Set
Shower Components Bathroom Accessories

Other For Town collection fixtures and accessories include the following:

Pedestal Lavatory Two-piece Toilet
Whirlpool Bath Shower Door
Medicine Cabinet/Mirror Sconce
Undercounter Basin Soaker Bath

Michael Smith's classic, vintage revival of 1930s bath design "combines the very best of American style with the most advanced technology," thus creating a line of products that will perfectly complement a variety of environments. The For Town collection was launched in 2000 and is the first collection Smith has designed for Kallista.

About Kallista

Kallista manufactures products of exceptional quality and design for the kitchen and bathroom under four distinct collections - Kallista, Retro Kallista, Barbara Barry and Michael S. Smith. These exquisite products are available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world.

Based in Kohler, Wis., the company is a division of Kohler Co., a world leader in kitchen and bathroom products.

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

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