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December 12, 2007

Shaw Sponsors 2008 HGTV Green Home Giveaway

Dalton, GA - Shaw announced today that the company will sponsor the 2008 HGTV Green Home Giveaway, providing a variety of eco-friendly flooring for the home. From March 28th to May 16th, viewers will be able to enter once a day, everyday on HGTV.com for a chance to win the home. The winner will be announced on June 8th in a live one-hour special.

Located in Tradition, South Carolina -- near the popular beach resort of Hilton Head, South Carolina -- the HGTV Green Home is situated near an environmentally-conscious golf course and close to some of the most popular beaches in the country.

The home is fully furnished and designed with eco-friendly products and materials by interior designer Linda Woodrum. Jack Thomasson, HGTV's Green Home House Planner, is overseeing the construction of the home. Both Jack and Linda have been responsible for the past 11 HGTV Dream Homes.
Viewers can log on to HGTV Green Home Central at http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/green_home/ where they can learn more about the various eco-friendly products and materials used during the home's construction, as well as about green design. Beginning on March 3rd, viewers also will be able to take a virtual tour of the home. HGTV's sponsor partners, such as Shaw, who are participating in the HGTV Green Home Giveaway will be able to highlight their eco-friendly products for HGTV's loyal audience. HGTV is distributed to more than 95 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks.

Products featured in the HGTV Green Home are a part of the Shaw Green Edge|. Launched fall 2006, the Shaw Green Edge is an umbrella term that encompasses over one hundred of the company's environmental initiatives. Initiatives include the company's ability to recycle carpet at Shaw's Evergreen Nylon Recycling facility in Augusta, Ga. To learn more about Shaw or the Shaw Green Edge, visit shawfloors.com.

About Shaw
Shaw Industries, 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.