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Mohawk & Karastan to Extend Popular Decorate for the Cure Program Through 2014

DALTON, Ga. February 14, 2013 - Mohawk Industries is excited to announce the extension of its popular Decorate for the Cure fundraising program through 2014. Since June 2011, Mohawk and Karastan have donated a portion of all Mohawk SmartCushion and Karastan Karastep Reserve Cushion sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The brands have raised more than $100,000 for ongoing breast cancer research through the Decorate for the Cure campaign.

“We are so proud of the Decorate for the Cure program and the way that our Mohawk and Karastan retail partners have supported it,” said David Duncan, senior vice president of marketing, Mohawk and Karastan. “We truly have the best retailers in the business, and they have embraced this opportunity to give back to their local communities. Despite our success, there is still more work to do to identify the cures for breast cancer. This is why we felt it was important to extend Decorate for the Cure beyond 2012.”

As part of the program’s extension, Mohawk and Karastan are also doubling their minimum donation guarantee. The premier flooring brands will donate at least $200,000 from SmartCushion and KaraStep Reserve sales to Susan G. Komen by the end of 2014.

“We all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and during that month everyone talks about the benefits of early detection, and getting screened for breast cancer is top of mind,” added Duncan. “But, October only comes around once each year. With Decorate for the Cure, our retail partners can engage in these important discussions every single day with their customers. Not only are we raising money for cancer research, but by working together, we’re also increasing awareness. It’s an important discussion and we feel honored that Mohawk and Karastan can help give voice to the conversation.”

Mohawk Industries first partnered with Komen in 2001.The flooring company has contributed almost $4 million dollars to Komen over the past decade.

 To learn more about Decorate for the Cure, or how your retail store can participate, contact your Mohawk and/or Karastan sales representative.

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About Mohawk Flooring
Mohawk is a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, stone, vinyl, rugs and other home and business products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which include Mohawk, Karastan, Columbia, Century, Dal-Tile, American Olean, Quick-Step, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan. Mohawk's unique merchandising and marketing assist our customers in creating the consumers' dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and over 250 local distribution locations.

About Karastan
Karastan® is part of Mohawk® Industries, a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of broadloom carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, stone, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which, in addition to Karastan®, include Mohawk®, Columbia, Dal-Tile®, American Olean®, Quick-Step®, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan. Mohawk’s unique merchandising and marketing assists in creating the consumer’s dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and more than 250 local distribution locations.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Running Ribbon is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

From January 2013 through December 2014, Mohawk is proud to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(r) between $0.02 and $0.15 per square yard of the Smart Cushion carpet padding and select Mohawk Carpets sold in connection with the Decorate for the Cure(r) program, with an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $200,000.00. To learn more about breast health and breast cancer visit www.komen.org.

From January 2013 through December 2014, Mohawk is proud to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(r) between $0.02 and $0.15 per square yard of the Karastan KaraStep Reserve carpet padding and select Karastan Carpets sold in connection with the Decorate for the Cure(r) program, with an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $200,000.00. To learn more about breast health and breast cancer visit www.komen.org.