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4/20/2006

Reliant® Reinvented:

CHICAGO, KITCHEN/BATH INDUSTRY SHOW (APRIL 20, 2006) — Like a favorite brand of jeans updated for fashion and fit, American Standard’s Reliant® 3 bath faucet is more stylish and comfortable than its Reliant predecessors.

The remake of American Standard’s single-control classic features a restyled ergonomic handle and higher lavatory spout with improved reach angle for the ultimate in comfort and efficiency. Style wise, the graceful and flowing design is characterized by a sleekly curved spout and handle for a clean, modern look.

Reliant 3’s modern style carries throughout the bathroom with a coordinating showerhead and bath/shower faucet. True to its name, Reliant 3 is reliable from every vantage point. In addition to having an ADA-approved ergonomic handle, a hot limit safety stop helps prevent accidental scalding and can easily be set by the homeowner.

Three-handle showers not only look out of date, they are functionally out of date. Single-handle levers are easier to operate with soapy hands and are equipped with scald-prevention features like the hot limit safety stop and pressure balancing, which protects from scalding if someone flushes a toilet while you are in the shower. Reliant 3’s optional modernization kit features an extra-large escutcheon plate to convert old three-handle showers to Reliant 3 streamlined style without the inconvenience or costs of breaking through and replacing tile.

Reliant 3 is easy to install because it incorporates American Standard’s exclusive new Speed Connect™ drain, Quick Spin nuts to secure the faucet, and flexible inlet hoses that can be screwed directly to the shut-off valves under the sink. The new Speed Connect drain can be installed in a fraction of the time, because it comes with fewer parts and requires fewer installation steps. The drain seals tight the first time and never needs adjusting.

Reliant 3 is available in a Polished Chrome or Satin Nickel finish, and is easier to keep clean because EverClean™, American Standard’s patented permanent protective finish, is integrated into the faucet surface during the manufacturing process. One wipe effortlessly removes water spots and other grime from EverClean treated products. EverClean is offered on American Standard’s most popular bathroom and kitchen sink faucets.

All American Standard faucets have ceramic disc valves, the state-of-the-art, drip-free technology pioneered by American Standard and backed by a lifetime guarantee. For more information on the Reliant 3 and other American Standard products, call (800) 899-2614 or visit www.americanstandard-us.com.

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