Elmer's Acquires James Galt & Co. Ltd.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 12 -- Elmer's Products, Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office, and educational products, announced today the completion of its acquisition of James Galt & Co. Ltd., an international children's arts and crafts and activity products company based in Cheshire, England.

"This acquisition complements and strengthens Elmer's strategic focus and leadership in our core growth categories," said Bruce MacDougall, president and CEO of Elmer's. "As our first international acquisition, we are excited about the global opportunities now available to support our long-term growth strategy."

With over 150 years of heritage, James Galt & Co. Ltd., has been producing and marketing a variety of quality toys and activities for children up to ten years in age. Recently the company established a name for itself in the first year's category with the innovative Playnest® juvenile toys.

This is the fourth acquisition for Elmer's in eighteen months and its first international investment. Acquisitions such as James Galt & Co. Ltd. complement its already existing portfolio of arts & crafts and kids activity products. Late in 2006, Elmer's acquired Scientific Explorer(TM), Giddy Up® and Color Loco® brands; its first acquisitions to support the company's already strong organic growth.

Company Background

Elmer's Products, Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been a trusted brand and industry leader for over 60 years. Elmer's produces a variety of well-known adhesives, arts and crafts, educational and office products for use at home, school or business. Elmer's branded products are developed to provide project solutions and to inspire people to create, build and learn for life. Elmer's also markets the number one instant adhesive in the U.S., Instant Krazy Glue®, X-ACTO®, a leader in innovative cutting blades, knives and office supply products, and Bienfang® framing and arts and crafts products.

For more information about Elmer's companies, visit www.elmersbrands.com. Information about James Galt & Co. Ltd., can be found at www.jamesgalt.com.

Source: Elmer's Products, Inc.

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