On July 31, 2001, Garden Way Incorporated ("GWA") filed a bankruptcy petition with the U.S. District for the District of Delaware, Case No. 01-10010(SLR). Effective as of August 31, 2001, MTD Consumer Group Inc. ("MTDCG") purchased certain assets of GWI including the Troy-Bilt and Bolens names and trademarks. Pursuant to a Bankruptcy Court Order, MTDCG also assumed only certain specified liabilities of GWI. MTDCG assumed the warranty obligations of GWI for certain products sold by GWI. MTDCG did not assume GWI warranty obligations for GWI Debris Products (i.e. chipper shredders and chipper vacs). In addition, MTDCG did not assume any liabilities for product liability claims for any products sold by GWI, including any Debris Products. Except for certain Key Vendors, MTDCG also did not assume any obligations or liabilities with regard to other claims which consumers, suppliers and/or other creditors, may have against GWI. For further information, please contact U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, (302) 252-2900, .