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Ethan Allen Participates in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Joplin, Missouri

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Ethan Allen announced that it participated in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s largest build ever—seven homes built in seven days—to house tornado survivors in ravaged Joplin, Missouri. Representing seven different architectural styles from around the world and designed to suit the styles of the new homeowners, the homes create a neighborhood that truly reflects the diversity of America.

"This project really hits home for all of us," said Ethan Allen’s Chairman, President and CEO, Farooq Kathwari. “It’s humbling to see these families—who have suffered inconceivable losses due to the tornadoes—rebuild their homes and their lives.”

Ethan Allen donated furniture and accessories for two homes that were built for single mothers Crystal Whitely and Crystal Cogdill, who used to be neighbors. The homes are built next door to each other so the mothers can continue to encourage and support each other as they move forward with their lives.

"We are so pleased that we were able to contribute to these projects,” added Marta Eriquez, Ethan Allen’s Director of Interior Design. “Turning a house into a home can be an overwhelming task in the wake of tragedy, and we hope that our furnishings helped make the transition a little easier."

The Joplin episode, appeared on the show’s 200th episode and series finale on January 13th..

About Ethan Allen: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) is a leading interior design company and a manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. Ethan Allen offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and through a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates seven manufacturing facilities in North America, including five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States and one manufacturing plant in Mexico. Approximately 70 percent of its products are made in its United States plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit ethanallen.com.

About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: The Emmy Award-winning reality program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its ninth season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endermol Holding. Its executive producers are Brady Connell and George Verschoor. The show airs on Fridays at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC.

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