News Release

Cotton Buds, Inc., Granted License for Tide(R) Travel Packets

A "Sink Full Of Suds" In Convenient Packets For People On The Go

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 3:00 pm EDT



Public Company Information:


Cotton Buds, Inc., an Anaheim, Calif. Manufacturer of innovative travel-size personal hygiene toiletries, has been granted an exclusive license from The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) to produce, market and distribute Tide Liquid Detergent Travel Sink Packets. This unique new product offers consumers their favorite laundry detergent in single-use "sink" packets, making laundering a few items by hand simple and convenient when traveling.

Tide Travel Sink Packets consist of 3 individual plastic pouches of Tide Liquid Detergent in a convenient plastic case which fits easily in a purse, pocket or toiletry kit. Each packet provides ample detergent for a sink full of suds. Just add contents to a sink of warm water, launder the items desired, and rinse.

Tide Travel Sink Packets joins recently launched Charmin To Go(R) Bath Tissue, Charmin To Go(R) Toilet Seat Covers, Charmin To Go(R) Freshmates(R) Flushable Moist Wipes and Bounty To Go(R) Paper Towels in a new line of "To Go" products licensed by P&G to Cotton Buds, Inc. This "To Go" line of market-leading brands allows consumers to experience the comforts, convenience and sanitary protection of home when on the go.

This is the latest in a growing number of external business agreements struck by Cincinnati-based P&G. These deals are designed to combine P&G's trademarks, technology and/or know-how with strong outside companies to drive innovation and deliver mutually positive business results.

About Cotton Buds, Inc.

Cotton Buds, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets innovative, travel-size personal hygiene toiletries for use when away from home, featuring leading quality brand names in convenient sizes and unique packaging suited for the space limitations of travel. Cotton Buds is a privately held company headquartered in Anaheim, California.

About Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG)

Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Mach3(R), Bounty(R), Dawn(R), Pringles(R), Folgers(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Oral-B(R), Actonel(R), Duracell(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Wella, Gillette, and Braun. The P&G community consists of almost 140,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.


Cotton Buds, Inc.
Shannan Legendre, +1-714-223-7800
Procter & Gamble
Jeff LeRoy, +1-513-983-0466