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EFI to Acquire T/R Systems for $21 Million, Furthers Workflow Strategy

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & NORCROSS, Ga.--Sept. 3, 2003--Electronics For Imaging, Inc. the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire T/R Systems, Inc., a leader in developing innovative solutions for the management and production of digital documents. It is expected that T/R Systems' shareholders would receive, in exchange for their shares of common stock at the closing of the transaction, approximately $21 million in cash or $1.57 per share, subject to certain adjustments. All of T/R Systems' directors and officers and certain of their respective affiliates have entered into a Shareholder Support Agreement pursuant to which they have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the transaction. "T/R Systems' products are a very good fit with EFI's portfolio," said EFI CEO Guy Gecht. "By expanding our workflow offerings, we will offer our worldwide customers a greater range of productivity tools to enhance their operational efficiency and profitability." "Joining forces with EFI will allow us to expand our markets globally and provide the strong financial resources to enable us to better serve our customers," said Mike Kohlsdorf, T/R Systems' President and CEO. "Our combined companies will offer the market a powerful array of open workflow solutions backed by EFI's global network of customer support and service." The acquisition fits with EFI's strategy of expanding its workflow offerings to provide a broad range of solutions for its customers. EFI is committed to investing in T/R Systems' products including the MicroPress® distributed printing solution and to developing future collaborative products that continue to increase customers' efficiency and productivity. The acquisition of T/R Systems will result in a one-time charge to EFI in the quarter the transaction closes for certain acquisition-related expenses. EFI will provide further information during its earnings conference call in October. The merger agreement must be approved by T/R Systems' shareholders and is subject to certain other conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2003. This document does not constitute a solicitation by T/R Systems, Inc. or its board of directors or executive officers of any approval or action of its stockholders. T/R Systems will file a proxy statement and other relevant documents concerning the proposed merger with the SEC. Shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement when it becomes available and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC because they will contain important information about the merger. You will be able to obtain the documents filed with the SEC free of charge at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, you may obtain documents filed with the SEC by T/R Systems free of charge by requesting them in writing from T/R Systems, 1300 Oakbrook Drive, Norcross, Georgia 30093, or by telephone at 770-448-9008. T/R Systems and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from T/R Systems' shareholders in connection with the merger. Information regarding such officers and directors, including certain interests they have relating to T/R Systems, is included in T/R Systems' proxy statement for its 2003 annual meeting of shareholders filed with the SEC on April 21, 2003. T/R Systems' shareholders may obtain additional information regarding the interests of T/R Systems' executive officers and directors by reading the proxy statement regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available.

 

 

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