July 18, 2005 09:00 ET

Whatman Launches the Whatman Quality Rewards Program®; Global Filtration Leader Offers Premium Gifts From The Sharper Image®, Extending Long-Standing Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.--(CCNMatthews - Jul 18, 2005) -

Whatman Inc., a global leader in separations technology, today announced the launch of the Whatman Quality Rewards Program®, a customer appreciation program designed to enhance the user experience of their customer base. Made possible through a partnership with The Sharper Image®, the points-based program will offer Whatman customers the opportunity to select unique, high-quality rewards that suit their individual interests.

"Our customers are intensely loyal, and we see this program as another way to demonstrate how much Whatman values them as well," said Helen Evans, Whatman Vice-President of Commercial Development. "This program is an extension of our recognized commitment to providing a level of customer service that matches the superior quality of our products."

The Quality Rewards Program, which will first be made available to Whatman customers in Canada, will offer Reward Points for Whatman LabSciences Group purchases. These points can then be saved and redeemed for premium Sharper Image® products. For further details about the program, including available rewards, a points calculator and rewards order forms, please visit www.whatman.com/qualityrewards.

About Whatman LabSciences

Whatman LabSciences is one of three business development units within the Whatman organization. The LabSciences group focuses on four core markets: environmental monitoring, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and basic laboratory technology.

About Whatman

Whatman is a global leader in separations technology and is known in the scientific community for providing innovative life science products and solutions. With the acquisition of S&S, Whatman offers a more comprehensive product range to its customers worldwide and enters the proteomics market with S&S's core competency in protein chip technologies. For more information visit us at www.whatman.com.

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