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Pictorial Offset Corporation Announces The End Of Two Week Strike

Press release from the issuing company

Carlstadt, NJ – October 31, 2005 – Pictorial Offset Corporation announced this morning the strike of the Amalgamated Lithographers Union Local One against the Metropolitan Lithographers Association (MLA) is over and an agreement has been reached. The Union contract with the MLA, of which Pictorial Offset Corporation is a member, expired on June 30, 2005 and the Union elected to go on an unannounced strike against Pictorial on Monday, October 17. During the strike, Pictorial Offset Corporation continued its quality commitment to its customers and did not miss a client delivery. According to Gary Samuels, Managing Partner of Pictorial Offset and lead negotiator of the MLA, “We are very pleased to settle with the union and move forward together.” Samuels went on to say, “we want to thank our clients for their support, flexibility and understanding during this strike, and we also want to acknowledge and thank the employees of Pictorial Offset for their support and contributions during the strike.” Samuels concluded by saying, “I’d also like to recognize and thank those who supported us from the printing community, including competitors, from around the nation. Their supportive actions exemplify the strength and the integrity of our Industry.”