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James L. Sherbert Named Chief Executive Officer of Bush Industries, Inc.

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Bush Industries, Inc. announced that James L. Sherbert will be become the Chief Executive Officer on August 22, 2005. Mr. Sherbert served as the CEO of Castle Rock Industries from 1999 to 2004, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Southcorp Packaging USA from 1994 to 1999, and was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Advance Packaging from 1988 to 1993. He began his professional career with Container Corporation of America where he held a variety of sales and marketing positions from 1976 to 1988. He earned bachelors and masters degrees from Oregon State University where he also served as an associate professor from 1974 to1976. Sherbert will succeed Michael Buenzow of FTI Consulting who has been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer for the past 18 months. "Jim brings to Bush strong leadership skills, excellent operations experience, and a strong work ethic. I look forward to working closely with him to help expedite his transition into the job" said Buenzow. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the entire Bush team over the past several years and am very excited about the Company’s future prospects, especially with Jim joining the team”. Sherbert is excited about his new role. He commented, "Bush Industries has a very strong management team, solid capital assets and an excellent product line. We are a leader in innovation and quality in the RTA and case good furniture business. I am very excited to be able to join the management team in building Bush to become the industry leader.” Bush Industries is a leading manufacturer of ready-to-assemble (“RTA”) and case good furniture for the office and home furnishings markets. Bush operates along three business segments: Bush Furniture-North America, Bush Furniture-Europe, and Bush Technologies. Headquartered in Jamestown, New York, the Company employs approximately 2,100 people and has facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Mexico, Germany, and China. For more information on Bush Industries, Inc., please visit the Company’s website at www.bushindustries.com.