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Xerium Technologies Appoints New Board Member

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, today announced that it has appointed David A. Bloss as an independent member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bloss is the former chairman and CEO of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR), a Burlington, Mass. supplier of valves and accessories to OEMs, processors, manufacturers and the military. Mr. Bloss has also been appointed to serve on the Company’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.

“We welcome David, who adds significant additional strength to our board,” said Stephen R. Light, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. “David brings deep experience in global operations and we look forward to his insights and contributions as we continue to grow around the world.”

Mr. Bloss retired as CIRCOR’s CEO in 2008, a position he held since 1999 when CIRCOR was spun off of Watts Industries, Inc. Prior to joining Watts, Mr. Bloss served as President of the superabrasives division of Norton Company and as Director of Corporate Planning and Development for Cooper Industries. He also held positions at Clark Equipment Company and Price Waterhouse & Co. Mr. Bloss’ career and experience as a CEO and President of manufacturing companies combined with extensive corporate planning, mergers and acquisitions and business integration allow him to provide the Board with extensive insights into a variety of corporate issues and challenges. He is currently a member of the Indiana University South Bend Chancellor‘s Advisory Board.

About Xerium Technologies

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of two types of consumable products used primarily in the production of paper: clothing and roll covers. The Company, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 31 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,400 employees.


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