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|ACCO Brands Corporation To Ring NYSE Opening Bell On August 30, 2005|
|Lincolnshire, IL, August 26, 2005 – ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ABD) today announced that David D. Campbell, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, together with other senior executives of the company, will be ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of Tuesday, August 30, 2005. |
This event follows the public listing of the newly-created company, which was formed through the spin-off of the office products unit of Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO) and its subsequent merger with General Binding Corporation. These transactions were completed and ACCO Brands' common stock began trading on August 17, 2005.
ACCO Brands is a world leader in branded office products, and its portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Swingline, Kensington, Wilson Jones, Quartet, GBC, and Day-Timer, among others. With annual revenues of nearly $2 billion, the company markets its products in more than 100 countries across the globe and employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide.
Mr. Campbell said, "ACCO Brands has gotten off to a strong start as an independent, publicly listed company, and we are delighted to take this opportunity to formally celebrate our company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange. We have embarked on a new chapter in our century-long history, and we look forward to an exciting future for our customers, shareholders, and employees."
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Jolene Libretto at 212.656.2705 in order to obtain entry into the building.
Photos are available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.893.3420).
The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via fiber line at Waterfront #1630.
About ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ABD) is a world leader in branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. Its industry-leading brands include Swingline, Kensington, Wilson Jones, Quartet, GBC, and Day-Timer, among others. Under the GBC brand, the Company is also a leader in the professional printing market.
This press release contains statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of ACCO Brands, are generally identifiable by use of the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," or similar expressions. ACCO Brands' ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain and actual results may differ from those predicted. ACCO Brands undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future. Among the factors that could cause plans, actions and results to differ materially from current expectations are: competition within the office products, document finishing and film lamination industries; the effects of economic and political conditions; the ability of distributors to successfully market and sell our products; the availability and price of raw materials; dependence on certain suppliers of manufactured products; the effect of consolidation in the office products industry; the risk that businesses will not be integrated successfully following business combinations; the risk that the cost savings and any synergies from business combinations may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; disruption from business combinations making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in ACCO Brands' Securities and Exchange Commission filings.