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Who is GBC Office Products Group?

GBC Strong Brands with Long History.

The GBC Office Products Group is a leading office products company with the #1 brand in most of our product categories.

Strong Roots. GBC Office Products is the premier supplier of binding and laminating products worldwide, from desktop solutions through high-end systems for printers. Strong Brands with Long History. The Quartet brand started with one cork bulletin board in 1954, and now signifies a complete range of top quality bulletin and dry-erase boards, easels and related products for the office, school and home.

The GBC office products brand dates over 50 years, with the introduction of plastic binding, and later, laminating. Other strong brands in our history, and our future... Ibico and Shredmaster. GBC supplies have excellent Value. People know that they are getting top quality and value with GBC office products.

We believe in making the best products, from the finest raw materials, based on the best functional design, and following strict construction standards. In partnership with our dealer customers, we sell GBC supplies at a fair price, so that the end-user receives the best value for his purchasing dollar. Aggressive research and product development, state-of-the-art global manufacturing, and worldwide presence are just a few of the initiatives that go into GBC office products. Bright Future: If our past predicts our future, then strong roots. GBC is the premier supplier of binding and laminating products worldwide, from desktop solutions through high-end systems for printers. we will proudly continue to serve our customers with the best GBC supplies. We will be committed to developing strong designs that meet the changing needs of the office, whether the traditional business or the rapidly evolving home office. We will embrace growing technologies to help our customers become more efficient and productive, and help them communicate more effectively. We will continue to provide services and GBC supplies that exceed expectations. Consumer Group ("CCG"): Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, this Group focuses on branding and marketing strategies for "consumer-ready" products that leverage GBC's leadership among customers of its binding, laminating and visual communication products in the work, school and home environments. Its primary products include writing boards, bulletin/planning boards, easels, signs, organizers, markers, desktop punching, binding and laminating machines and supplies, customized and standard 3-ring binders, folders, covers and index tabs, document shredders and trimmers and maintenance and repair services.

2003 Sales and Segment Operating Income were $460 million and $56.6 million, respectively. CCG's Geographic Markets include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Asia/Pacific region. CCG sells through both the (i) indirect channel including office product superstores, contract/commercial stationers, wholesalers, education dealers, mail order companies, mass marketers and other dealers (approximately 69% of sales) and the (ii) direct channel including salespersons, telemarketers and internet portals (approximately 31% of sales.) Its end-consumers include the general home and office markets, commercial reprographic centers, educational and training markets and government agencies.