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Delta Printing Solutions Breaks Monthly Plant Production Record

Press release from the issuing company

VALENCIA, Calif.--Oct. 11, 2004-- Delta Printing Solutions has once again accomplished a record month at its book production facility. Over 9 million books were manufactured and shipped in September, the most since the all-time high for the plant of 8.3 million in 2003. Total production during September of 2004 was 19.9 million web and sheetfed impressions, a 6.7 percent increase from 18.5 million impressions during the prior year's September. Books bound, both perfect and saddle stitched, were 8.3 million, compared to 6.2 million during the prior year's September. Finished books shipped were 9.1 million, compared to 8.3 million during the prior year's September. Total pounds of paper used exceeded 4 million pounds, or 92 truckloads. "Delta had an outstanding September, both operationally and financially. We grew volumes from our high-quality asset positions and controlled our costs, thereby reaping the benefits of the strong production month," said Ann Gayou, President. "Meanwhile, we have completed or are approaching completion on several major efficiency projects and looking forward to accelerating our production growth. During 2005 we expect to reach the upper end of our target of achieving 3 percent to 8 percent average annual production growth. Our objectives for 2005 include a continued focus on profitability, while turning our attention to longer-term growth initiatives for 2006 and the years beyond."