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Denver-based A.B. Hirschfeld, National Printing & Packaging/OSI6 and C&M Press Merge

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER (December 15, 2005) "A regional Juggernaut" is how it is being described by industry insiders. The recent merger between perennial powerhouse printers A.B. Hirschfeld Press, National Printing and Packaging/OSI6 and C&M Press is raising eyebrows locally and spurring others to consider similar moves. With the breadth of the merged capabilities, the newly-named National Hirschfeld is well-positioned to capture a larger share of the local and regional printing dollar. “We are positioned to not only compete for both small and large scale printing business, but to really redefine industry,” says Brett Birky, president of the new company. “We see our future as being an integrated marketing partner with our clients. Not only is our technological know-how unsurpassed, but we also have the capability of providing a wide-array of marketing services for our clients,” Birky added. The new company has combined annual revenue of $40 million, making it the largest combined commercial and digital printer in the Denver metro region and one of the largest in the western United States. The new partners have set up shop in the sprawling 160,000 square-foot facility occupied by A.B. Hirschfeld Press since 1973. “This is an exciting time for all of us,” said Richard Stein, the former CEO of National Printing and Packaging, who will serve as CEO of the new venture. “Each partner brings specific expertise and capabilities to the table. In the end, it’s our customers who will reap the benefits of such broad services – all available under one roof.” For Barry Hirschfeld, the chairman of the board for the new company, and the third-generation leader of his family’s namesake, it is securing the company’s legacy. “We’ve always prided ourselves on providing outstanding service for our customers,” offers Hirschfeld. “But if my father and grandfather were alive today, they’d be amazed at the technological capabilities we’ve brought together in this merger. National Hirschfeld is beyond anything they could have imagined.” Birky says that one of their first priorities is to capture much of the business that has traditionally left the state. “There are capabilities locally now that have never been available before in one place,” noted Birky. “We want those projects to stay in Colorado and we’ll give them many good reasons to look keep their business here. The company has nearly 155 years of combined printing experience. A.B. Hirschfeld began operations in Denver in 1907. National Printing and Packaging opened in 1978 and C&M Press began operations in 1983. The executive team for National Hirschfeld includes: - A. Barry Hirschfeld, Chairman of the Board - Richard Stein, Chief Executive Officer - Rob Malkin, Chief Operating Officer (former President of C&M Press) - Brett Birky, President




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