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Consolidated Graphics Names James H. Cohen Executive Vice President - Mergers & Acquisitions

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc. announced today that James H. Cohen has joined the Company as Executive Vice President - Mergers & Acquisitions. In this position, Mr. Cohen will be responsible for directing the execution of the Company's merger and acquisition program, as it seeks to expand its industry leading position and generate long-term growth in sales and profits. Mr. Cohen, age 41, brings a significant amount of merger and acquisition experience to Consolidated Graphics, having served as a founder and Managing Director of Main Street Equity Ventures II, L.P., a Houston based private equity fund specializing in industry consolidations and also as a corporate attorney with the law firms of Baker Botts (in Houston) and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (in New York and London). Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Princeton University and NYU School of Law and began his career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. "I am very pleased to welcome Jim to our team and to have someone of his caliber join our organization," said Joe R. Davis, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Graphics. "Acquisitions remain a key element of our growth strategy. We are an ideal platform for owners seeking exit and liquidity opportunities, while at the same time providing their companies and their employees with long-term growth potential. It is an excellent time to expand our merger and acquisition team, as we are seeing an increasing number of acquisition opportunities, reflecting our strong balance sheet and our track record of success in identifying, evaluating, acquiring and operating outstanding printing companies." Also commenting, Mr. Cohen said, "I am excited about joining Consolidated Graphics. It is always a privilege to be associated with an industry leader, and I look forward to helping the management team at Consolidated Graphics execute its strategic growth plans."

 

 

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