Press release date: May 26, 2016 Barnes International, Inc. acquires GI. PI. Coolant Filtration and Swarf Handling Intellectual Property as part of its ongoing growth strategy to provide the best coolant filtration technology and support in the machine tool industry. A Division of Barnes International, Inc. Barnes Intl. Srl Service and Parts: GIUSEPPE.ZACCARI@BARNESINTL-EUROPE.IT Accounts Payable and Receivable: PAOLA.COBELLI@VAT-ACCOUNTING.IT ENZA.MILANESE@VAT-ACCOUNTING.IT Phone: +39 (02) 83429300 General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Effective May 4, 2016, this acquisition of GI. PI. name plus intellectual property, patents and drawings to the full GI. PI. Product line. This will allow us to fully support the historic GI. PI. customer base. This will also build on the Barnes technology, specifically in the area of chip processing, dry chip removal (vacuum systems), shredders, crushers as well as harpoon, hinge belt and drag conveyors. This, along with GI. PI. Vacuum filter technology allows us to continue to build on our reputation as the best filtration manufacturer in the machine tool industry. “We are extremely excited about adding this GI. PI. technology to our extensive range of filtration products. This continues to build on our ability to be a full solution provided for our customer needs.” states Bill Kirchner, President of Barnes International, Inc. Barnes International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality, individual and decentralized industrial coolant filtration equipment for the metal cutting and grinding industry. Since 1907, Barnes International’s history of technological leadership has been a key factor in its success. As an integral part of Barnes International, Inc., we will look forward to accepting your inquiries and quotation requests for complete filtration systems, along with continuing support for replacement parts and service for your existing GI. PI. products.