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Curtis Packaging Names John W. Murray Senior Structural Design Manager

Press release from the issuing company

Sandy Hook, CT- September 30, 2004- Curtis Packaging, one of the leading packaging designers and printers in the United States, has appointed John W. Murray Senior Structural Design Manager. His responsibilities span across all of the varied design functions at Curtis Packaging. John has over 25 years of package design experience incorporating design, structural and production aspects of all elements relating to custom packaging. He has earned numerous industry design awards including the Food & Drug Industry Package of the Year Award and the consumer packaging household industry PPC 2003 Gold Award. In addition, he has secured a patent of a display container design he created for a major sporting goods manufacturer. Prior to joining Curtis, John served as Design Manager at Inland Consumer Packaging where he was responsible for managing operations of the design group. Previous to his assignment at Inland Consumer Packaging, Murray held Senior Structural Designer positions with Atlantic Packaging and Rexham Packaging. John’s vast package design experience includes a broad based knowledge and expertise across many varied packaging design applications including paperboard, litho-lam, set-up boxes and vacu-form. “John Murray is one of the premier structural designers in the packaging printer industry,” said Donald R. Droppo, Chairman & CEO. “His outstanding record of success, including the many packaging awards he has earned throughout his 25 year career, will be of great value to our organization, and primarily to our customers who will be the benefactors of his tremendous talents and design expertise.” “John’s appointment supports the Curtis Packaging strategy of continuing to expand operations with new cutting edge technologies and appointing the industries most experienced and knowledgeable staff personnel,” added Donald R. Droppo.