RH Rosen Associates, Inc. Advises EarthColor, Inc. in its acquisition of L.P. Thebault Company

As long-time advisors to EarthColor, Inc., we assisted in completing this ground-breaking transaction – creating the largest manufacturing operation in the nation specializing solely in commercial printing.

EarthColor Announces Acquisition of L. P. Thebault

July 09, 2007

WEST ORANGE, NJ – EarthColor, Inc. announced today that it has acquired L. P. Thebault Co., one of North America’s premier commercial printers, founded in 1954 by Louis P. Thebault and led by Brian Thebault during the last 25 years. The transaction creates the country’s largest privately held graphic communications facility solely dedicated to serving the high end commercial printing market with the broadest range of solutions and services available in the industry.

Brian Thebault will remain Chairman of L. P. Thebault, which will become an EarthColor division.

Robert Kashan, CEO of EarthColor, said “The Thebault family has built one of the nation’s most-admired printing service organizations. With over 50 years of experience, L. P. Thebault Co. has an unmatched team of seasoned professionals working with state of the art equipment and technology – making the company a perfect addition to EarthColor.

“There’s an extraordinary fit between our two organizations,” said Brian Thebault. “This transaction creates an entity with unmatched services and capacity, driven by talented people who are entirely client-focused.”

Throughout its 25 year history, EarthColor has enjoyed an unbroken record of growth, always remaining focused on building capacity and capabilities in ways that enhance its ability to perform for its customers. “We are dedicated to providing the industry’s most effective platform for managing the entire range of graphic communications needs for corporations, advertising agencies and designers” said Robert Kashan.

In closing, Kashan added: “Ours is a customer-driven operation and the addition of L. P. Thebault Co. will only enhance that customer focus. We remain a company run by people who truly understand printing.”

About EarthColor, Inc.

Founded in 1982 by CEO Robert Kashan, EarthColor is a high-end, customer-oriented commercial printer focused on providing one-stop printing solutions of electronic prepress, printing and finishing primarily of promotional products. EarthColor is the largest competitor in the New York metropolitan market and one of the largest competitors in its other markets. The company operates a low-cost distributed print platform with production facilities in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas, with additional prepress operations in Arizona. EarthColor’s customers are blue-chip companies with an emphasis on industries with less advertising cyclicality such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and financial services. The Company specializes in short-run, high quality printed products that require quick turnaround times and significant customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.earthcolor.com.

About L. P. Thebault Co.

The L. P. Thebault Co. is a full service graphic communications company founded in 1954.  Over the past 50+ years, LPT has experienced solid growth by delivering superb quality, customer service and expanding product offerings and services to a distinguished group of clients nationwide. Print expertise is in such product areas as promotional brochures, direct mail, catalogs, billing inserts, posters, magazine inserts, folding cartons/packaging, annual reports and corporate/employee communications literature, and POS materials.  ISO certification, continuous improvement processes, and significant leadership and investment in environmental sustainability programs such as FSC certification and membership in Ceres reflect the company’s commitment to responsible manufacturing and 100% customer satisfaction.  Visit http://www.thebault.com for more information.

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