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ACCO Brands Names HP Exec, Kriss Kirchhoff President, Global Document Finishing Group

Press release from the issuing company

Dec 18, 2006 -- ACCO Brands Corporation announced today that Kriss Kirchhoff has been named president of the Global Document Finishing Group, a newly created business unit. Kirchhoff's appointment is effective today. Previously, Kirchhoff was vice president and general manager within Hewlett-Packard Company's Business Imaging and Printing business unit, where he led the Connectivity business and business transformation processes that established new operating models and brought new revenue sources. From the start of his career at HP, beginning in 1979, Kirchhoff held a number of increasingly responsible sales and management positions. As general manager, Digital Workplace Services, he built a new services business for HP's Imaging and Printing group. He was also in charge of technical support services for all HP personal computer, ISA Server and peripheral products. He led a variety of marketing functions, headed sales and marketing for a high growth product category in Western Europe, and directed a field sales organization in the United States. Most recently, Kirchhoff was chief executive officer of Treetop Tech, Boise, Idaho, which provides information technology consulting services to corporations. Kirchhoff has an MBA from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Electronics from Texas A&M University. As president of Global Document Finishing, Kirchhoff will have responsibility for all of the company's binding and document communications businesses. The Global Document Finishing Group's pro forma revenues would have been $550 million in 2005. Kirchhoff will report to David D. Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer. He and his family will relocate to the Chicago area early in 2007. "Kriss possesses a solid understanding of technology as well as a track record of accomplishment and business leadership," said Campbell. "I look forward to working with him as we chart a growth course for this exciting new business unit."