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Gates Launches MXT with XtraTuff Plus Cover to Expand MegaSys Hydraulics Lineup

MXT-XTP Provides Increased Abrasion Resistance and Ozone Resistance While Maintaining
Advantages of Gates’ Successful MXT Hydraulic Hose Line

LUXEMBOURG CITY, May 26, 2021 — Gates (NYSE: GTES), ), a leading global provider of applicationspecific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces MEGASys™ MXT™ with XtraTuff™ Plus cover (MXT-XTP), a universally applicable hydraulic hose, featuring Gates’ patent-pending wirebraid technology. MXT-XTP offers all the benefits of Gates’ industry-leading MXT hose – compact size, light weight, flexibility and high performance – with added durability from the company’s proven,
industry-leading XtraTuff Plus (XTP) cover.

“Gates is known for innovation driven by materials science and process engineering expertise, and
pairing that with the voice-of-customer and an ability to anticipate the needs of future applications
sets us apart,” said Mike Haen, vice president, industrial global product line management. “MXT-XTP
maintains the advantageous performance of our popular MXT hose line with the field-proven XtraTuff
Plus cover. We continue to revitalize our premium MEGASys hydraulics portfolio by providing
solutions for our customers’ most challenging applications.”

Gates’ lightweight, high-performance MXT hose is proven in the factory and field, around the world,
being specified in by OEMs and used repeatedly by replacement channels. It’s 25 percent lighter
weight than conventional hoses, making it easier to lift and handle, plus MXT is up to 49 percent
more flexible, allowing faster and more ergonomic installations. Gates has enhanced the MXT hose
with the optional XTP cover, maintaining MXT hose performance while adding 25 times the abrasion
resistance and enhanced ozone resistance, as validated by a rigorous 800-hour ozone exposure test.
The XTP cover was previously introduced as the standard cover on MXG™ 4K. MXT-XTP hose meets
or exceeds relevant ISO, SAE and EN performance standards, is MHSA-certified for flame resistance,
and is certified leak-free per SAE J1754 when used with Gates MegaCrimp™ couplings.

As a universally applicable premium hydraulic hose, MXT-XTP is suitable for the most demanding
fluid power challenges across a broad array of industries and applications, including construction
and mining, material handling, machining and metal processing, injection molding and other
stationary machinery, agriculture and forestry, aerial lifts and more. Its broad applicability allows
customers to simplify and consolidate inventory with a standardized, multi-use hose.

MXT-XTP is available globally, wherever Gates hydraulic products are sold. Please contact your Gates
salesperson to learn more.

About Gates
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power
solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers and
to original equipment (“first-fit”) manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many
sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Gates products play essential roles in a diverse
range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous
industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer
applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners, and virtually
every form of transportation. Gates products are sold in 128 countries across four commercial
regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and East Asia and India. More
about Gates can be found at www.gates.com.

Media Contact:
Alida Lentini
Alida.Lentini@gates.com
+352 228 229 114

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