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Yupo Corporation America Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

Press release from the issuing company

Chesapeake, VA (February 7, 2003) - Yupo Corporation America, the largest manufacturer of synthetic paper in the western hemisphere, commemorates its 5th anniversary in delivering innovative synthetic paper products and services to the North and South American graphic communications industries. In just five years, YUPO(R) brand synthetic paper has become the largest, most recognized name in the synthetic paper industry. Much of the success is credited to continued product innovation, strategic customer and technical support, and unmatched product quality. "Yupo's continued success is attributed to its commitment to growth, innovation, and excellence," states Paul Mitcham, National Marketing Manager for Yupo Corporation America. "Our recent expansions to sell YUPO branded In-Mold Label, Pressure Sensitive label facestocks, Thermal Coated label basestocks and Non-Label Specialty papers is a real-world example of Yupo's commitment to the converting, packaging and printing industries." Yupo began North and South American operations in January 1998. Later that year, Yupo opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chesapeake, Virginia that has ensured best-in-class product delivery schedules, superior quality and an ability to rapidly deliver advanced technical support. "Yupo anticipates future investment in quality customer service, capital ventures and product innovations to expand our synthetic paper offerings," adds Mitcham. "This will enhance the quality, performance, and efficiency of the materials on which graphic communication, converting and packaging professionals rely." About Yupo YUPO is waterproof, 100% recyclable, tear, scratch, and chemical resistant for an enduring premium edge. It demonstrates superior printability and runnability through converting lines for enhanced production speeds. Although tear-resistant, YUPO cuts cleanly and folds neatly into various label forms. Yupo is a customer-driven organization with three decades of product development, technical support and customer service experience in the technical paper and commercial printing industries. Yupo Corporation America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yupo Corporation, the worldís largest synthetic paper manufacturer. YUPOÆ is a registered trademark of Yupo Corporation. For more information, contact: Paul Mitcham, National Marketing Manager, at: Yupo Corporation America, 800 Yupo Court, Chesapeake, VA 23320; Telephone: 888-USE-YUPO; Fax: 757-312-9702.