Spin-off Information

Background:

 

ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO) was created on August 17, 2005, through the spin out of the office products division, ACCO World, from Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO) and the subsequent merger of ACCO World with General Binding Corporation (NASDAQ: GBND). The result, ACCO Brands Corporation, is the largest publicly traded pure-play office products company, with annual revenues of nearly $2.1 billion.

 

On May 1, 2012, ACCO Brands merged with MeadWestvaco Corporation's Consumer & Office Products business. The transaction brought popular brands such as Mead®, Five Star®, Trapper Keeper®, AT-A-GLANCE®, Cambridge®, Day Runner®, Hilroy®, Tilibra® and Grafon'sTM into ACCO Brands' industry-leading product portfolio.

 

ACCO Brand’s AT-A-GLANCE® and Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones and many others.

 

2005 Tax / cost basis information (Fortune Brands Shareholders):

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2012 Tax / cost basis information (MWV Shareholders):

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Historical stock price information:


FO
August 16, 2005
Closing price: $91.32

August 17, 2005
Opening price: $87.00
Closing price: $87.80


ABD
August 17, 2005
Opening price: $22.90
Closing price: $24.86
 

2005 S4-A Merger document:

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Transfer Agent:

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
161 N Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone: 866.280.0246