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PRESS RELEASE

April 2006

KALLISTA EXPANDS TRADITIONAL HAMPSTEAD COLLECTION WITH UNDERCOUNTER BASIN AND BLACK CERAMIC LEVER HANDLE BASIN SET

KOHLER, Wis. – April 21, 2006 – The classic Hampstead collection is a staple in the product offering of Kallista, a leading luxury plumbing brand. Combining myriad options in finish, form and function, Hampstead is one of Kallista's most complete and flexible collections, including exquisite items for the entire bath. Always popular with a clientele who is looking for luxurious, classic design, the comprehensive offering has been completed with a new undercounter basin as well as a new black ceramic lever handle option for the basin and bath set.

Undercounter basins are increasingly popular in style, regardless of home owners' design orientations. The uncluttered look and ease of cleaning are winning over design professionals and consumers alike. The new Hampstead undercounter basin is an attractive addition to the collection for individuals who prefer a complete vanity to a pedestal lavatory. Complementing the rest of the collection, the Hampstead undercounter basin is available in the color options Stucco White and Linen.

Each Hampstead basin, itself an individual porcelain sculpture, is produced in England where it is dried under specific conditions and hand-sprayed with several coats of exceptionally high-quality glaze.

On the fittings side, the already wide-ranging Hampstead offering has been enriched with a traditional-spout basin set with black ceramic lever handles and a matching bath deck set. Elegantly styled to reflect English Edwardian influence, all of Kallista's Hampstead bath and lavatory faucets feature distinct shapes and sizes, while their overall designs embody a traditional and enduring appeal. The available finishes include Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Nickel.

Kallista utilizes the finest valves in all of its high-performing bath and lavatory faucets to ensure years of maintenance-free use. Hampstead faucet valves feature diamond-hard, ceramic discs instead of conventional seat washers, assuring that installations will be leak-free for years, even in the harshest water conditions.

For additional information regarding the complete Kallista Hampstead collection and other KALLISTA products, consumers may access the Kallista Web site at KALLISTA.com or call toll-free at 1-888-4-KALLISTA (1-888-452-5547).

Kallista is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of luxury plumbing products, offering faucets and fixtures thoughtfully created for tasteful whole-bath solutions. Kallista is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. Along with Ann Sacks, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., which includes Baker furniture, McGuire Furniture Company, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms, and Baker Stores, it is part of the Kohler Interiors Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

Hampstead Undercounter Basin

Hampstead Undercounter Basin

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