Fruit of the Loom, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: FTLAF, FTLAQ), today announced that the ticker symbol for the Company's common stock has been changed from "FTLAF" to "FTLAQ". The stock will continue to be traded as an over-the-counter ("OTC") equity security with quotation service provided by the National Quotation Bureau, LLC ("NQB") "Pink Sheets" and the OTC Bulletin Board ("OTCBB"). Investors should call their brokers for daily pricing and volume information.

Fruit of the Loom filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on December 29, 1999 and is currently working through its restructuring in bankruptcy proceedings.

Fruit of the Loom is a leading, international vertically integrated basic apparel company, emphasizing branded products for consumers ranging from children to senior citizens. The Company is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of men's and boys' underwear, women's and girls' underwear, printable T-shirts and fleece for the activewear industry, casualwear, women's jeanswear and childrenswear. Fruit of the Loom employs approximately 31,000 people in over 60 locations worldwide.

The Company sells its products principally under the FRUIT OF THE LOOM®, BVD®, SCREEN STARS®, BEST(TM), CUMBERLAND BAY(TM), WILSON® AND GITANO® brands. The Company also designs, manufactures and markets licensed apparel bearing the names, trade names, logos and insignia of the major professional sports leagues, their teams, certain popular players in the leagues and the logos of most major colleges and universities under the PRO PLAYER® and FANS GEAR® brands.