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Multi-Color Corporation announces new chief financial officer

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Cincinnati - Multi-Color Corporation announced effective July 9, 2010, the appointment of Sharon E. Birkett as Vice President and Chief Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company.  Ms. Birkett succeeds Dawn H. Bertsche who will no longer serve as Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company effective today.

Ms. Birkett, age 44, relocated to the U.S. from Australia in February 2010 when she was appointed as MCC's Vice President Corporate Controller.  Prior to this appointment, following MCC's acquisition of Collotype International Holdings Pty Limited ("Collotype"), Ms. Birkett served for two years as the Company's Vice President Finance, International, and prior to the acquisition, as Collotype's Chief Financial Officer for five years. 

Nigel Vinecombe, President and CEO stated, "Sharon not only will continue to provide very strong financial skills and knowledge to our business, she also brings to our global leadership group important strategic, commercial and teamwork attributes we need to help grow our existing businesses and acquire new ones." 

Ms. Birkett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Adelaide.  She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) and Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) in Australia.

"The Company is grateful for Dawn's contributions to Multi-Color the past ten years, including her leadership of the accounting and finance team and the guidance she has provided to the organization," stated Multi-Color's Chairman of the Board, Larry Kellar.




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