Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Cable Design Technologies Corporation (Retired) (CDT.X)

11/12/2003 Proxy Information Our West Penn Wire division employs certain relatives of Dave Harden, the President of such Division and a Senior Vice President. These relatives include three sons, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. The combined salary and bonuses paid to these individuals aggregated $522,185 in fiscal 2003. These individuals are long-term employees and are valuable contributors to the success of West Penn Wire. The employment terms and compensation for such individuals are on an arms-length basis.

Lance Balk, a director, is a partner of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. Kirkland & Ellis performed legal services for us prior to and during fiscal 2003. Fees paid to Kirkland & Ellis in fiscal 2003 were $159,969. As discussed above, the Board determined Mr. Balk is an independent director under the governance principal relating to director independence adopted by the Board.