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    The Stanley Works Signs on as National Sponsor of
    PBS Home Improvement Series Ask This Old House®

    ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 9, 2009 – The Stanley Works, a worldwide supplier of tools, access and security solutions, announced today its official sponsorship of the 2009-2010 season of PBS’s Ask This Old House during a media event at the annual STAFDA conference in Atlanta, GA. The Emmy-nominated how-to television series, which recently kicked-off its eighth season, will feature 26 brand-new episodes that provide step-by-step instructions to fix common problems in or around the home.

    “Stanley is extremely proud and excited to sponsor Ask This Old House” says Todd Langston, director of marketing for the Stanley CDIY Group. “We believe strongly in this program and its ability to equip homeowners with the knowledge and confidence to complete challenging home improvement projects on their own.”

    “We are delighted to have Stanley as a new underwriter of Ask This Old House,” said Charlie Kammerer, publisher for This Old House Ventures. “Its complete line of world-class products makes for an ideal partnership.”

    Ask This Old House was created in 2002 in response to demand from viewers who were craving more personal advice and information from the This Old House experts. The show features the familiar faces of Host Kevin O’Connor, General Contractor Tom Silva, Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey and Landscape Contractor Roger Cook who make in-person House calls to assist perplexed homeowners nationwide with everyday household challenges. Each week, home enthusiasts of all skill levels benefit from helpful instructions, do-it-yourself techniques and family-friendly projects while learning about the latest tools, products and energy efficiency tips. To find out when Ask This Old House airs in your area, check www.thisoldhouse.com/tvschedule or your local listings.

    The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and security solutions for commercial applications. More information about The Stanley Works can be found at http://www.stanleyworks.com.

    Ask This Old House is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc., and presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Senior producer and director is David Vos and senior series producer is Chris Wolfe. This Old House is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine and an information-driven Web site. This Old House Ventures, Inc., is a business of Time, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS

    Stanley

    Todd Langston
    Director of Marketing
    860-824-5568

    Ask This Old House

    Dawn Newell
    Senior Account Executive
    WGBH Boston
    617-300-5344

    Karen Affinito
    Senior Manager
    This Old House Ventures, Inc.
    212-522-3740



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