ATLANTA, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFSIA) (the "Company"), a worldwide floorcoverings company and global leader in sustainability, today announced an arrangement with a new distribution channel, the Bravo Network. Under this arrangement, the Bravo Network will offer an exclusive collection of the Company's carpet tile products that will include 10 distinct styles, in over 50 colorways, created by designer David Oakey.
The new collection sold through the Bravo Network will target the industry's "Main Street" sector in the U.S., comprised primarily of commercial customers purchasing non-specified products through flooring retail stores. All of the products in the collection will be commercially rated and will include post-consumer recycled content. Interface will continue to sell its other products through its existing distribution channels.
The Bravo Network, which is comprised of 13 independent flooring distributors, provides distribution logistics throughout the United States. Its network includes warehouses, delivery fleets, and sales and professional staff.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Bravo Network to enhance and expand the presence of Interface in the marketplace," said Daniel T. Hendrix, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Throughout the economic cycle, we have maintained a focus on finding new ways to grow our brand and our market share, and this includes innovative channels of distribution. As a proven network of well respected, value added distributors serving flooring retailers across the United States, we are confident that the Bravo Network is the right partner for us in this endeavor."
About Interface, Inc.
Interface, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet, which it markets under the InterfaceFLOR®, FLOR®, Heuga® and Bentley Prince Street® brands, and, through its Bentley Prince Street brand, enjoys a leading position in the designer quality segment of the broadloom carpet market. The Company is committed to the goal of sustainability and doing business in ways that minimize the impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the other matters set forth in this news release are forwardlooking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including risks and uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the commercial interiors industry as well as the risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2010, which discussion is incorporated herein by this reference, including, but not limited to, the discussion of specific risks and uncertainties under the headings "Sales of our principal products have been and may continue to be affected by adverse economic cycles in the renovation and construction of commercial and institutional buildings," "The ongoing worldwide financial and credit crisis could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations," "We compete with a large number of manufacturers in the highly competitive commercial floorcovering products market, and some of these competitors have greater financial resources than we do," "Our success depends significantly upon the efforts, abilities and continued service of our senior management executives and our principal design consultant, and our loss of any of them could affect us adversely," "Our substantial international operations are subject to various political, economic and other uncertainties that could adversely affect our business results, including by restrictive taxation or other government regulation and by foreign currency fluctuations," "Large increases in the cost of petroleum-based raw materials could adversely affect us if we are unable to pass these cost increases through to our customers," "Unanticipated termination or interruption of any of our arrangements with our primary third party suppliers of synthetic fiber could have a material adverse effect on us," "We have a significant amount of indebtedness, which could have important negative consequences to us," "The market price of our common stock has been volatile and the value of your investment may decline," "Our earnings in a future period could be adversely affected by non-cash adjustments to goodwill, if a future test of goodwill assets indicates a material impairment of those assets," "Our Chairman currently has sufficient voting power to elect a majority of our Board of Directors," and "Our Rights Agreement could discourage tender offers or other transactions for our stock that could result in shareholders receiving a premium over the market price for our stock." Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking statements made in this press release and cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Interface, Inc.