Multi-Color Invests in Consumer Products Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) is delighted to announce it has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 100% of Consumer Products & Spirit label company, Warszawski Dom Handlowy (WDH) in Warsaw, Poland. The purchase price is approximately USD $9.3 million (PLN 26 million), payable in cash. Closing is expected to be on or about July 1, 2011 and the accretion to earnings is expected to be neutral for MCC.


WDH had revenues of approximately USD $11 million (PLN 32 million) in 2010. The company supplies a number of large consumer products international brand owners in Home and Personal Care markets, consistent with MCC’s larger customers in the U.S. The company will be renamed Multi-Color WDH (Poland).


“This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to support international brand owners in more markets, especially developing markets like China and Central and Eastern Europe. WDH owners, Andrzej Piatkowski and Miroslaw Szczesny will continue to run the company they started over 20 years ago. The company specializes in the growing pressure sensitive label market with similar modern technologies to many of MCC’s operations. We are excited about the growth opportunities in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe and WDH provides MCC with an excellent platform for growth in this region,” said Nigel Vinecombe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Multi-Color.


About Multi-Color (
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. based Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), established in 1916, is a leader in global label solutions supporting a number of the world’s most prominent brands including leading producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage and specialty consumer products. MCC serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China with a comprehensive range of the latest label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Cut and Stack, In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. MCC employs approximately 1,500 associates across 17 operations globally and is a public company trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market Exchange (company symbol: LABL).

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