Tuesday, April 11, 2006

ACCO Brands Takes Top Award for GBC AccuCut® & ClassicCut® at Paperworld '06 Ceremony

ACCO Brands Corporation one of the world leaders in branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion, took the prestigious 'Product Launch' Award at the 2006 OPI Industry Awards ceremony held at the PaperWorld Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.

The award for the Product Launch Category is perceived to be one of the most coveted and difficult to win because it covers not just the level of product innovation or range breadth itself but the whole launch process and the positive effect on the entire global OP industry.

Janne Hansen, the ACCO Brands Category Manager responsible for many of the Product initiatives that brought the two new brands to the attention of the industry commented as follows, "....to be able to come into a new product category with a range of such innovative products; catch the attention of the entire industry; and then deliver the product to the appropriate industry logistics and quality standards is a great achievement. The award is a testimony to the entire team: sales; product engineers; marketing communications; logistics and of course, our customers in having faith in us and our products."

Brian Dent, Vice President of Workspace Tools Europe, the ACCO Business Unit that includes the Trimmer & Guillotine Category added as follows, "...it's great to receive the acknowledgement of the industry in this way, however, even more important is the phenomenal sales success of this new range. We have taken significant market share in 2005 and this will continue to grow rapidly in 2006."

For more information on the GBC ClassicCut® and AccuCut® Guillotine and Trimmer ranges visit www.factory-express.com or contact your local ACCO Brands subsidiary or Distributor.

This Press release may include forward-looking statements involving uncertainties and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from the Companies expectations. The words 'should', 'believe', 'anticipates', 'plans', 'may', 'expects' and other expressions that indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause materially-different results include, among other things, competition within the Office products and lamination film products markets, effects of general economic conditions, the restructuring activities associated with the integration and go-to-market strategies of the Companies business units, the ability of the Company's distributors to successfully market the Company's products and other risks described in the Companies filings with the SEC in the US. The Company assumes no obligations to update its forward-looking statements.

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