Vande Hei Resigns as President of Dixie’s Fabrica

Chattanooga, TN, December 14, 2005--The Dixie Group announced that, effective December 13, 2005, Todd Vande Hei resigned from his positions as President of Fabrica International, Inc. and as Vice President of The Dixie Group. Craig Lapeere has been named to replace Vande Hei, effective immediately. Lapeere served as President of Dixie's Masland Residential Division and as vice president of The Dixie Group, Inc, since February of this year and previously served as vice president for Masland's residential business. Dixie also announced that Daniel K. Frierson, Jr. (Kennedy) has been promoted to the position of President of Masland Residential, effective immediately. Frierson, who joined the Company in 1993, most recently served as executive vice president of the Dixie Home Division of The Dixie Group, Inc., and previously served Dixie in a number of positions, including vice president of the company's Bretlin Division. Commenting on the management changes, Daniel K. Frierson, the company's Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We very much appreciate the service given to Dixie by Todd and wish him continued success in his future endeavors. Mr. Lapeere brings over 10 years of successful experience with Masland's Residential Division to his new assignment, and is well-suited to lead the Fabrica Division. We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Kennedy Frierson to the increased responsibilities presented by his presidency of the Masland Residential Division."

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