>  Capital Safety Acquires Python Safety

Acquisition joins global leader in fall protection
with leading manufacturer of drop prevention
for tools equipment
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — May 1, 2015 — Capital Safety™, a global leader in fall protection and home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands, today announced that it has acquired Python Safety, Inc., a Woodstock, Georgia-based company that is a leading provider of dropped object prevention solutions for tools and equipment.

"We are very excited to have Python Safety become part of Capital Safety. This acquisition is a natural extension for us and in line with our continued commitment to bringing workers home safely," said Stephen Oswald, CEO, Capital Safety. "Struck-by falling objects is a leading cause of injury for workers and Python Safety's portfolio of products are designed to prevent tools and equipment from falling. This deal enables us to bring a broader range of solutions to our customer base and helps them keep their employees safe."

Mark Caldwell, CEO of Python Safety added, "We are delighted to join Capital Safety. As a combined organization, we will be able to leverage Capital Safety's global organization and distribution channels with our core strength in drop prevention to broaden our reach and bring even more innovative solutions to a larger customer base. It will also allow us a better opportunity to expand the definition of fall protection to include tools and equipment."

No further details were disclosed.


About Python Safety, Inc.

Python Safety's mission is to prevent dropped tools and equipment. The Company makes work environments safer and more productive by eliminating incidents resulting in personal injury, equipment damage and tool loss. To accomplish these goals, Python Safety engineers high quality products that are third-party tested in some of the harshest possible conditions. For more information, please visit http://www.pythonsafety.com.

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