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CHX Welcomes Alpha Pro Tech With Listing Ceremony

Date 17/03/2000

The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) officially welcomed Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. (SYM: APT) on its trading floor this morning with a traditional ceremony to commemorate its CHX-exclusive listing.

Alpha Pro Tech develops, manufactures and markets innovative disposable and limited-use protective apparel products for the medical, dental, industrial, clean room and food service markets. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah; Nogales, Arizona; Janesville, Wisconsin; Valdosta, Georgia; and Benjamin Hill and Nogales, Mexico. Further information on the company is available on its Web site at http://www.alphaprotech.com.

"We are delighted to have been approved for trading by the Chicago Stock Exchange," said Al Millar, president of Alpha Pro Tech. "We believe a listing such as this provides a number of immediate and important benefits to potential investors and shareholders of the company."

"Since its start up in 1989, Alpha Pro Tech has pursued a dynamic growth path, including strategic acquisitions and partnerships, to reach a position of leadership in its industry," said Bob Forney, CHX president and CEO. "We are proud to list them at our Exchange."

The Chicago Stock Exchange was founded May 15, 1882 and is the second most active stock exchange in terms of share and trade volume. The CHX is also the fastest growing exchange providing the strongest force for competition to all U.S. markets. The CHX trades more than 4,500 NYSE, Amex, Nasdaq and CHX-exclusive issues, more than any other stock exchange in the world.