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International Paper and Digimarc Partner to Make Packaging Interactive

Press release from the issuing company

TUALATIN, Ore.-Nov. 1, 2001-- Digimarc Corp., the world leader in digital watermarking solutions, today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Shorewood Packaging, a consumer packaging business of International Paper. Under the agreement, International Paper will offer its consumer packaging customers the ability to enable product packaging and printed promotions with Digimarc MediaBridge(TM) technology. When shown to a kiosk or Web camera equipped with Digimarc software, a digitally watermarked package will instantly link to an online destination offering cross- or up-selling opportunities, special promotions, limited offers or product information. "Shorewood Packaging has a reputation for offering customers innovative packaging solutions, while continually adding value,'' said Marc Shore, president of Shorewood Packaging. "We are excited by the ability of Digimarc MediaBridge technology to continue this tradition by offering interactive packaging that integrates multi-channel marketing campaigns in a powerful and cost-effective way.'' A business of International Paper's Consumer Packaging Group, Shorewood Packaging is a leading value-added provider of high quality paperboard packaging for the home entertainment, cosmetics and fragrances, health and beauty aids, sporting goods, tobacco and general consumer markets in North America, the U.K. and China. "Digimarc's relationship with International Paper will help drive digital watermarking solutions into the packaging sector and give us visibility within many of the world's major brand names,'' said Indra Paul, vice president of sales and service at Digimarc. "We look forward to working with International Paper's Shorewood Packaging and its customers to make packaging more intelligent and valuable to the end customer.''

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