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Goss International appointed exclusive distributor for FERAG in North America

Press release from the issuing company

Nexpo, March 19th, 2005 – Goss International Corporation and FERAG AG announce today the conclusion of an exclusive distributor agreement for Goss to represent and sell FERAG products in the United States and Canada. The agreement is the result of cooperation on customer projects in North America between the two companies. The products of both businesses are complementary and often used together by customers to provide innovative postpress solutions. Goss International will offer the full range of FERAG newspaper and commercial web postpress and mailroom equipment, alongside its own Goss postpress and web press products in the North American market. FERAG will maintain its U.S. offices and North American presence to support Goss selling activities, and FERAG will continue to provide aftermarket sales, service and training support to all customers with their equipment in North America. According to Toby Clarke, Vice President, Print Finishing, Goss International, “Our new closer relationship with FERAG in North America will allow us to offer a much wider range of innovative and proven postpress systems to the benefit of our mutual customers. We are already an established postpress systems integrator and we have now expanded our ability to provide fully integrated mailroom and postpress added value solutions.” Joe Colletti, President & CEO, FERAG Americas, confirmed, “This new marketing alliance between FERAG and Goss has already started with a number of projects being worked on jointly. The new approach allows both businesses to share product synergies, experience and innovative project solutions, to benefit all customers.” Goss International is a global business with important American postpress products for both newspaper and commercial web markets. These postpress products include newspaper packaging systems and auxiliary equipment plus commercial saddlestitchers, adhesive binders and associated auxiliary equipment. Goss International is both a press and postpress manufacturer and also a systems integrator for press and postpress equipment. FERAG is a Swiss based mailroom equipment manufacturer and a company of the WRH Walter Reist Holding AG organization. FERAG offers a wide range of mailroom and postpress equipment for the newspaper and commercial web press market. Around the world FERAG has more than 18 sales and distribution companies which are combined with WRH Marketing. The United States and Canada are among FERAG’s most important market areas outside of Europe.