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Presstek Appoints Jacobson Chairman of the Board

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, NH – December 18, 2008 – Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset solutions, today announced that Jeff Jacobson, currently President and CEO, will assume the additional role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2009.  Jacobson will replace John W. Dreyer, who has been elected as the Board's Lead Director.  Mr. Dreyer has served as Chairman since June, 2006 having previously served as the Board's Lead Director.

In commenting on Mr. Jacobson's election as Chairman, Mr. Dreyer said, "Jeff Jacobson has done a great job in continuing to lead the turnaround of Presstek.  Jeff's election as Chairman is a reflection of the Board's confidence in his leadership and its confidence in the future of the company.  Now that the transition to a new leadership team is complete, it is an appropriate time for me to step down as Chairman."

 "John Dreyer has played an important leadership role during a critical period in Presstek's history," commented Mr. Jacobson. "John's industry knowledge and experience has been invaluable to the company, and I look forward to John's continuing role on Presstek's Board as Lead Director."

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