April 19, 2010

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC., RECOGNIZED AS FRITO-LAY‰'S 2009 SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR IN THE DAVE RADER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORY

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC., RECOGNIZED AS FRITO-LAY‰'S 2009 SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR IN THE DAVE RADER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORY

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (April 19, 2010)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., was recognized by Frito-Lay North America as the 2009 Supplier of the Year in the Dave Rader Innovation of the Year award category. This year, Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, honored twelve of its best suppliers at its 2009 Supplier of the Year Awards program, held on April 15, 2010, at the company‰'s Plano, Texas headquarters. The Innovation of the Year award is named for Dave Rader, former CFO for Frito-Lay.

‰"Frito-Lay is proud to recognize the suppliers who help to bring consumer-winning products to our customers," said Paul Zmigrosky, group vice president, strategic sourcing, Frito-Lay North America. ‰"The 2009 Supplier of the Year Award recognizes those partners who exceed our expectations in delivering productivity, quality, service and innovation.‰"

"We are honored to be recognized as Frito-Lay‰'s 2009 Supplier of the Year in the Dave Rader Innovation of the Year category," says Mike Brandmeier, senior vice president, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. "At Toray we share Frito-Lay‰'s commitment to sustainability and it was very exciting to partner with them on such a challenging endeavor. Together we successfully developed an environment-friendly compostable barrier-sealant PLA film that delivers the performance of conventional films."

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance sustainable films, including compostable high-moisture-barrier metallized heat-sealable PLA film made from renewable materials. The company‰'s commitment to environmental stewardship includes the research and development of sustainable packaging films and environmentally conscious manufacturing practices.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester and polypropylene films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films. Annual sales exceed US$16 billion. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500 telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. For more information, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Web site at www.TorayFilms.com.