TenCate plans to divest participation in Synbra to Gilde

Royal TenCate is in negotiation with Gilde Buy Out Partners for the divestment is its 50% participation in Synbra Group. Within TenCate the participation in Synbra is included under the item non-consolidated companies.

Gilde manages, also on behalf of the management and other investors, the other 50% of the shares in Synbra and gets herewith complete control.

The envisaged transaction did not yet arrive in a phase that financial details can be given.

The possible sale of the Synbra shares relates to the divestment policy of TenCate. The financial means resulting out of these divestments will be re-invested by way of the "buy and build" strategy of the strategic core activities: protective & outdoor fabrics, aerospace & armour composites, geosynthetics & grass.

Synbra Group

Synbra Group (revenues 2005: € 262 mln.) is one of the larger European companies in the field of building insulation and protective packaging based on expandeable polystyrene.

Almelo, June 1, 2006

Royal Ten Cate nv

TenCate

Frank Spaan, director investor relations/corporate communication
Phone +31 546 54 43 38
Mobile +31 6 12 961 724
www.tencate.com

Gilde

Ralph Wyss, Managing Director
Gilde Buy Out Partners
Phone +31 30 219 25 35

Synbra

Jos Verstegen, cfo
Phone +31 168 37 33 70
www.synbra.com