Unifi Ends Joint Venture Negotiations in Guatemala

Company Continues Focus on Expanding in Central America

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) today announced that a definitive agreement could not be reached with the owners of Complast S.A. (operating under the brand name EuroPET) and Technologia Textil Avanzada (operating under the brand name EuroFIL) to form a joint venture in Guatemala as had been contemplated by a letter of intent previously announced in July 2017. 

"Our commitment to the Central American region remains unchanged and we continue to see growth opportunities for REPREVE® and our branded portfolio both in the region and across the globe," said Tom Caudle, President and Chief Operating Officer of Unifi, Inc.  "We will continue to seek future strategic growth opportunities across the Americas that leverage our assets and deliver shareholder value."

About Unifi:
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. The Company's proprietary technologies offer increased performance, comfort and style advantages, enabling customers to develop products that perform, look and feel better. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi's proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 12 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. Unifi continually innovates to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial, UV protection, stretch, water repellency and enhanced softness with leading products such as Sorbtek®, XS™ Cross Section and Cotton-like™ technologies. Unifi collaborates with many of the world's most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries. For more information about Unifi, visit  

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