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Peter Wilkens Appointed as Regional President of Agfa Graphics North America

Press release from the issuing company

Ridgefield Park, NJ - December 17, 2008 - Agfa Graphics announced that Peter Wilkens, Agfa's current vice-president of Sales & Marketing, has been appointed Regional President of North American business effective January 1, 2009. Wilkens will replace Thomas Saggiomo, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Wilkens joined Agfa in 2005 after navigating key senior management roles within the graphics communications industry which included an extended stint at ECRM Imaging Systems where he served as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. An industry veteran, Wilkens brings a high level of expertise in graphic communication sales, marketing, customer support and technical solutions.

"Today Agfa is a solid company committed to technological innovation with experienced management, sales teams and an award-winning portfolio of prepress CtP systems, digital software solutions and UV inkjet products.  Many of our products help printers increase productivity and efficiency which is critical during the current economic climate. In addition, our industry leading :Azura chemistry-free  and :Amigo low-chem products are helping printers become more Earth-friendly. We are committed to the continued growth of our business and responding quickly to customers' needs," said Wilkens.

In response to the recent management changes at Agfa, Wilkens also said, "Tom Saggiomo has been an exceptional leader and I speak for the entire Agfa family in wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors."