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Peter Wilkens Signs on as Agfa's Newspaper Group Director, North America

Press release from the issuing company

Ridgefield Park, NJ - October 11, 2005 - Agfa's Graphic Systems business group announced today that long-time ECRM Imaging Systems executive, Peter Wilkens, has been appointed as Agfa's director of Newspaper Operations, North America. Wilkens brings vast experience to Agfa, the worldwide leader in newspaper CtP systems. "I am pleased to join Agfa, a leading company with a commitment to CtP and the newspaper publishing industry. Together, we will bring Agfa customers the very best solutions for their newspaper publishing enterprises," Wilkens said. Wilkens has held various positions at ECRM, where he was most recently the company's vice president of worldwide marketing. In that position, Wilkens was responsible for all of ECRM's products in the commercial printing and newspaper market segments. "With the largest portfolio of newspaper solutions, Agfa offers customers solutions that deliver productivity and quality benefits. Peter brings to Agfa a fresh perspective and experience to complement our dedicated newspaper team," said Thomas Saggiomo, Agfa's president, Graphic Systems, North America. The Agfa portfolio includes the :Advantage automatic and semi-automatic CtP systems with the reliable violet laser diode; the high-throughput :Polaris CtP systems; the :Arkitex end-to-end digital workflow solution; the most extensive plate and consumables portfolio; and professional services.