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Guantao advises Shore to Shore, Inc. on acquisition by Checkpoint

June 2011

On 1 Feb 2011, Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shore to Shore, Inc., including the Adapt Group and related assets. Shore to Shore, headquartered in Centerville, Ohio, is a global retail apparel and footwear product identification business with production locations in 13 countries. The company designs, manufactures and sells a full line of merchandise identification products including hang tags, price tickets, printed paper tags, pressure sensitive products, woven labels, leather and leather-like labels, heat transfer labels and brand protection and EAS solutions/labels.

The initial purchase price for the all cash acquisition will be $67.95 million less any debt. A contingent purchase price payment of up to $12.50 million may be made if certain financial results are realized for the calendar year ended December 31, 2010. Additionally, a $1.23 million payment will be made for transitional consulting services. The purchase price will be further increased by an additional $6.25 million, contingent upon the successful migration of specified business accounts.

Checkpoint expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings this year. Shore to Shore acquired revenues for 2010 were approximately $75 million.

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint enables retailers and their suppliers to reduce shrink, improve shelf availability and leverage real-time data to achieve operational excellence. Checkpoint solutions are built upon 40 years of RF technology expertise, diverse shrink management offerings, a broad portfolio of apparel labeling solutions, market-leading RFID applications, innovative high-theft solutions and its Web-based Check-Net(R) data management platform. As a result, Checkpoint customers enjoy increased sales and profits by improving supply-chain efficiencies, by facilitating on-demand label printing and by providing a secure open-merchandising environment enhancing the consumers shopping experience.

Guantao provided full legal services for this project as Shore to Shore, Inc.s PRC counsel. The principal of this project was partner Ms. Yan Pengpeng.


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