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 Simplifying Credit for Shaw Retailers With Versatile's In-Store Kiosk

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April 3, 2008

Simplifying Credit for Shaw Retailers With Versatile's In-Store Kiosk

Dalton, Ga. - April 3, 2008 - Shaw Industries Group and Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VV)(AIM:VVS), today announced that they have partnered with CitiFinancial in order to simplify and streamline the credit application process for flooring retailers and consumers with an attractive and easy-to-use in-store kiosk. Shaw is the first in the flooring industry to offer two different models of Versatile's kiosks, the Rockland and Madison. Shaw Design Center retailers will be the first to experience this innovation at Synergy, the upcoming Shaw Design Center Convention which will be held from April 14-17, 2008 in Palm Coast, Fla. Following the convention, both Versatile's Rockland and Madison kiosks will be offered to all Shaw Flooring Alliance retailers.

"During this challenging market, it's more important than ever to make the credit application process simple and accessible," said Scott Humphrey, marketing manager for the Shaw Flooring Alliance Network. "With the instant application response, Versatile's kiosk will allow a consumer who may be on the fence to make their flooring purchase with confidence. It will also allow retail sales associates to increase closing ratios and up-sell. It's a win for retailers and a win for consumers."

"Shaw Flooring Alliance Network's forward-thinking strategy fits well with our ability to provide technology solutions that drive operational efficiency while enhancing the customer experience," adds Bob Joyce, President of Versatile. "Their selection of the Rockland and Madison models creates a flexible platform for Shaw to roll-out additional customer-focused applications based on the needs of their business."

Small and compact, the Versatile kiosk occupies only a small section of showroom real estate. Consumers simply approach the kiosk, apply on the touch screen and receive an instant response. Retailers can personalize the kiosk by adding photographs, store history or any other information. During the kiosk unveiling at the Synergy Convention, representatives from Versatile and Citi Retail Services, provider of the custom financing program for Shaw Flooring Alliance Network retailers, will be on hand to answer questions about the new technology and discuss ways to energize consumer spending.

 

About Shaw

Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $5 billion in annual sales and approximately 31,000 associates. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide. A recognized leader in environmental stewardship, Shaw has implemented hundreds of sustainability initiatives and cradle to cradle design solutions, collectively termed the Shaw Green Edge. For more information, visit shawfloors.com.

About Versatile

Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VV)(AIM:VVS) provides business solutions that enable companies to improve sales, marketing and distribution of their products. Versatile also provides information technology services for the implementation, maintenance and security of mission-critical computer environments. Versatile has the ability to architect solutions involving both proprietary and third party components. For more information: www.versatile.com.