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Flint Ink Establishes Partnership with Goss International

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Mich. (September 21, 2004) --- Flint Ink the world’s largest privately owned ink manufacturer, announced today an agreement between its Latin America business unit and Goss International Corp., a leading manufacturer of web offset newspaper printing presses, to sell a wide range of its newspaper printing equipment and services in Latin America. The new working relationship establishes Flint Ink as the exclusive agent for Goss newspaper presses, parts, and services in the Caribbean, South and Central America with the exceptions of Brazil, Mexico, English speaking islands of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. The international agreement expands the capabilities of both organizations with a highly responsive sales force as well as new product and service offerings. “The new distribution channel will provide newspaper-printing professionals with greater access to Goss’s high-performance printing technology and Flint Ink’s ink systems and technical expertise,” says Ernesto Oliveira, Vice President Latin America, Goss International. “Our newspaper customers will have the benefit of frequent personalized communications with a single-source provider, that they know and trust, to meet all of their ink and press requirements,” says Jerko Rendic, President, Flint Ink Latin America. Flint Ink will provide complete sales support for Goss’s newspaper presses, parts, and consumables.  The agreement includes key products such as Goss Newsliner, Colorlinertm, Unilinertm, Uniliner 'S’, Universal, Magnumtm and Community press series. Distribution, and technical support for Goss products will be handled by Goss’s Latin American offices and its global headquarters in Bolingbrook, Illinois. “The alliance with Flint Ink is invaluable in helping us extend our customer reach into the Latin American marketplace,” says Oliveira. “Flint Ink’s sales force has in-depth knowledge of our newspaper press equipment and a dedication to good customer service.” The new agreement expands Goss’s international customer reach to include support in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Guadalupe, and Martinique. “Our business has built a strong reputation for providing customers with products and services that help them grow their business and stay competitive,” says Rendic. “By combining consistent, quality services of Flint Ink with state-of-the-art technology of Goss International, we extend this commitment to the market.”