Schawk Announces 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

DES PLAINES, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results. Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $18.1 million, or a loss of $0.69 per diluted share, versus net income of $5.8 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net loss for the full year of 2012 was $23.4 million, or a loss of $0.90 per diluted share, compared to net income of $20.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, for the comparable prior-year period.

Included in the operating and net loss for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012 was an increase in multiemployer pension withdrawal expense of $31.7 million and $29.6 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively, related to the company's decision to completely withdraw from its remaining multiemployer pension plan within the United States in part to mitigate potentially greater financial exposure to the company in the future under the significantly underfunded plan. The company presently expects to pay approximately $41.2 million to satisfy its withdrawal liability, which will consist of annual cash payments of approximately $2.1 million over a 20-year period, with the annual cash payments expected to commence on or about May 1, 2014.

Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $26.5 million as compared to operating income of $6.5 million for the same quarter last year. For the full year of 2012, operating loss was $30.7 million compared to operating income of $27.3 million in 2011.

On a non-GAAP basis, adjusting for financial impacts relating to the multiemployer pension withdrawal expense and certain other items further detailed in this release, 2012 fourth-quarter adjusted operating income was $8.7 million compared to $6.5 million in the prior-year period. For the full year 2012, adjusted operating income was $24.2 million compared to $36.9 million in 2011.

Adjusted net income was $3.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, which was essentially equal to the prior-year comparable period. For the full year of 2012, adjusted net income was $11.1 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to $20.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, during the comparable prior-year period. Please refer to the tables at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures.

Chief Executive Officer David A. Schawk commented, "During 2012, our revenue grew nearly six percent globally within our largest client channel, consumer packaged goods. That growth was partially offset by declines in promotional activity with our retail and advertising and entertainment account clients, primarily within the Americas segment. Our Europe and Asia Pacific segments continued to expand in 2012. Those two regions benefited from our improved penetration in emerging markets, our investments in expanding our global capabilities, and our clients' actions to consolidate spending with fewer vendors. The performance of the Americas segment in 2012 primarily reflected declines in our retail and advertising and entertainment account clients, which offset the growth we saw with our consumer packaged goods clients."

Mr. Schawk added: "We continued to align with our clients' strategies and market trends and invested in the expansion of our technological capabilities. Additionally, we took several steps to further leverage our operations, including our decision to withdraw from our remaining multiemployer pension plan in the United States. Without the expenses for this action and other charges related to further leveraging our operations, the decline in adjusted operating income on a full-year basis is primarily due to our investments to expand into emerging regions and further expand our brand development and deployment capabilities. We are encouraged, however, by the improvement in adjusted operating income during the fourth quarter of 2012, as compared to last year, and believe that it is partly attributable to our improved cost structure. In addition, total debt was reduced by $12.2 million during 2012 and our balance sheet remains strong."

Consolidated Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2012
Consolidated net sales in 2012 were $460.7 million compared to $455.3 million in 2011, an increase of approximately $5.4 million, or 1.2 percent. Year-over-year sales were negatively impacted by changes in foreign currency translation rates of approximately $3.1 million, as the U.S. dollar increased in value relative to the local currencies of certain of the company's non-U.S. subsidiaries.

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) accounts sales during 2012 were $366.6 million, or 79.6 percent of total net sales, compared to $346.2 million in the same period of 2011, an increase of 5.9 percent, primarily due to higher product and brand development activity. Advertising and retail accounts sales in 2012 were $74.0 million, or 16.1 percent of total sales, a decrease of 8.8 percent, from $81.2 million during 2011, primarily driven by continued reductions in client promotional activity. Entertainment accounts sales for the full year of 2012 of $20.1 million, or 4.4 percent of total sales, decreased 28.0 percent, from $27.9 million in 2011, driven by continued declines in print-related promotional activity.

Gross profit was $157.3 million during 2012, a decline of $5.0 million from 2011. Gross profit in 2012 as a percentage of sales decreased to 34.1 percent from 35.6 percent in the prior-year period. The full-year decline in gross profit percent was largely driven by investments in expanding the company's brand development and deployment capabilities.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased approximately $10.8 million to $132.8 million during 2012 from $122.0 million in 2011. Included in SG&A expense for 2011 was an estimated $3.3 million of income related to the reversal of a contingent consideration payable related to the company's 2010 acquisition of Real Branding. During 2012, the company recorded $0.2 million of income related to the reversal of the remaining contingent consideration payable, thereby resulting in an estimated $3.1 million year-over-year increase to SG&A expenses. The remaining increase in SG&A expenses in 2012 compared to 2011 is principally due to increases in the company's investments in expanding brand development and deployment capabilities, particularly the Brandimage acquisition during 2011.

Multiemployer pension withdrawal expense increased by $29.6 million during 2012 compared to prior year, primarily related to the company's decision to completely withdraw from its remaining multiemployer pension plan in the United States.

Business and systems integration expenses were $12.1 million in 2012, compared to $8.5 million in the prior-year period, relating to the company's ongoing information technology and business process improvement initiative.

Acquisition integration and restructuring expenses increased from $1.5 million in 2011 to $5.4 million in 2012, related to employee terminations and other associated costs which arose from the company's continued focus on consolidating, reducing and re-aligning its work force and operations. The actions taken during 2012 are expected to result in annualized savings of approximately $16.6 million, with approximately $5.5 million realized during 2012.

Long-lived asset impairment expenses in 2012 increased $4.3 million compared to the prior year, principally related to the write down of customer relationship intangible assets at certain locations within the Americas and European segments, coupled with expenses associated with company-owned real estate that was written down to its estimated market value.

The company recorded a $1.8 million loss on foreign exchange exposures in the full year of 2012, compared to a loss of $1.1 million in 2011. Net foreign exchange gains or losses relate primarily to currency exposure from intercompany debt obligations of the company's non-U.S. subsidiaries, net of the impact of gains or losses arising from foreign currency hedges entered into to mitigate the company's foreign exchange exposures.

The company reported an operating loss of $30.7 million in 2012 compared to income of $27.3 million in 2011. The decline year over year was driven by lower gross profit coupled with increased expenses principally related to the multiemployer pension withdrawal, long-lived asset impairment, acquisition integration and restructuring and business and systems integration expenses. Non-GAAP adjusted operating income was $24.2 million for 2012 compared to $36.9 million in the prior-year period.

For the full year of 2012, the company reported a tax benefit of $10.8 million compared to tax expense of $1.5 million during the same period in 2011, due primarily to the company's loss for the full year in 2012.

Net loss in 2012 was $23.4 million, or a loss of $0.90 per diluted share, compared to net income of $20.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, in 2011. Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $11.1 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for 2012 compared to $20.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, on a comparable basis for the prior-year period.

Management Adjusted EBITDA Performance
Management adjusted EBITDA for full year 2012 was $46.6 million compared to $60.5 million for the prior-year period. Please refer to the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Management Adjusted EBITDA" table attached at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of these measures.

Conference Call
Schawk invites you to join its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 earnings conference call on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Central time. To participate in the conference call, please dial 800-447-0521 or 847-413-3238 at least five minutes prior to the start time and ask for the Q4 and full-year 2012 Schawk, Inc. conference call, or on the Internet, go to http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/9980a769320ac6fc643c287680b669fc. If you are unavailable to participate on the live call, a replay will be available through March 15 at 11:59 p.m. Central time. To access the replay, dial 888-843-7419 or 630-652-3042, enter conference ID 34311186, and follow the prompts. The replay will also be available on the Internet for 30 days at the following http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/9980a769320ac6fc643c287680b669fc.

About Schawk, Inc.
Schawk, Inc. is a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers. With a global footprint of operations in 26 countries, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touchpoints. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world's leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency. For more information about Schawk, visit http://www.schawk.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the presentation of Management adjusted EBITDA in this release, the Company has presented certain other non-GAAP measures in the attachment entitled "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures to GAAP." Management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures provides investors with greater transparency and supplemental data relating to the Company's financial condition and results of operations and provides more consistent insight into the performance of the Company's core operations from period to period by showing the effects of certain items. These non-GAAP measures are reconciled to the closest GAAP measures on the schedules attached to this earnings release. The non-GAAP measures should not be viewed as alternatives to GAAP and may not be consistent with similar measures provided by other companies.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this earnings release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements are made based upon current expectations and beliefs that are subject to risk and uncertainty. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements because of factors, such as, among other things, the strength of the United States economy in general and, specifically, market conditions for the consumer products industry in the U.S. and abroad; the level of demand for the Company's services; unfavorable foreign exchange fluctuations; changes in or weak consumer confidence and consumer spending; loss of key management and operational personnel; the ability of the Company to implement its business strategy and cost reduction plans and to realize anticipated cost savings; the ability of the Company to comply with the financial covenants contained in its debt agreements and obtain waivers or amendments in the event of non-compliance; the ability of the Company to maintain an effective system of disclosure and internal controls and the discovery of any future control deficiencies or weaknesses, which may require substantial costs and resources to rectify; the stability of state, federal and foreign tax laws; the ability of the Company to identify and capitalize on industry trends and technological advances in the imaging industry; higher than anticipated costs or lower than anticipated benefits associated with the Company's ongoing information technology and business process improvement initiative or unanticipated costs or difficulties associated with integrating acquired operations; higher than expected costs associated with compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; any impairment charges due to declines in the value of the Company's fixed and intangible assets, including goodwill; the stability of political conditions in foreign countries in which the Company has production capabilities; terrorist attacks and the U.S. response to such attacks; as well as other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company can give no assurance that the assumptions upon which such forward-looking statements are based will prove to have been correct, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update publicly any of these statements in light of future events.

The discussion of the Company's financial results within this earnings release should be read and considered in context of the Company's most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information about Schawk, visit its website at http://www.schawk.com.


                                Schawk Inc.
              Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
                                (Unaudited)
                 (In thousands, except per share amounts)


                                  Three Months Ended
                                     December 31,      Increase (Decrease)
                                 --------------------  -------------------
                                    2012       2011      Amount    Percent
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  --------

Net sales                        $ 120,880  $ 122,432  $  (1,552)     (1.3)%
Cost of sales                       79,764     82,432     (2,668)     (3.2)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------
Gross profit                        41,116     40,000      1,116       2.8%

Selling, general and
 administrative expenses            32,380     30,209      2,171       7.2%
Multiemployer pension withdrawal
 expense                            31,683         --     31,683        nm
Business and systems integration
 expenses                            1,627      3,082     (1,455)    (47.2)%
Acquisition integration and
 restructuring expenses                596       (120)       716        nm
Impairment of long-lived assets         75         40         35      87.5%
Foreign exchange loss                1,275        283        992        nm
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating income (loss)            (26,520)     6,506    (33,026)       nm

Other income (expense)
  Interest income                       47         16         31        nm
  Interest expense                    (976)    (1,498)       522     (34.8)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Income (loss) before income taxes  (27,449)     5,024    (32,473)       nm
Income tax benefit                  (9,349)      (750)    (8,599)       nm
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Net income (loss)                $ (18,100) $   5,774  $ (23,874)       nm
                                 =========  =========  =========

Earnings (loss) per share:
  Basic                          $   (0.69) $    0.22  $   (0.91)
  Diluted                        $   (0.69) $    0.22  $   (0.91)

Weighted average number of common
 and common equivalent shares
 outstanding:
  Basic                             26,069     25,672
  Diluted                           26,069     25,839

Comprehensive income (loss)      $ (17,171) $   4,168
                                 =========  =========

nm = not meaningful



                                Schawk Inc.
              Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
                 (In thousands, except per share amounts)


                                      Year Ended
                                     December 31,      Increase (Decrease)
                                 --------------------  -------------------
                                    2012       2011      Amount    Percent
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  --------

Net sales                        $ 460,730  $ 455,293  $   5,437       1.2%
Cost of sales                      303,480    293,009     10,471       3.6%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------
Gross profit                       157,250    162,284     (5,034)     (3.1)%

Selling, general and
 administrative expenses           132,795    122,031     10,764       8.8%
Multiemployer pension withdrawal
 expense                            31,480      1,846     29,634        nm
Business and systems integration
 expenses                           12,086      8,467      3,619      42.7%
Acquisition integration and
 restructuring expenses              5,370      1,470      3,900        nm
Impairment of long-lived assets      4,356         40      4,316        nm
Foreign exchange loss                1,823      1,112        711      63.9%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating income (loss)            (30,660)    27,318    (57,978)       nm

Other income (expense)
  Interest income                      129         59         70        nm
  Interest expense                  (3,652)    (5,270)     1,618     (30.7)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Income (loss) before income taxes  (34,183)    22,107    (56,290)       nm
Income tax provision (benefit)     (10,767)     1,496    (12,263)       nm
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Net income (loss)                $ (23,416) $  20,611  $ (44,027)       nm
                                 =========  =========  =========

Earnings (loss) per share:
  Basic                          $   (0.90) $    0.80  $   (1.70)
  Diluted                        $   (0.90) $    0.79  $   (1.69)

Weighted average number of common
 and common equivalent shares
 outstanding:
  Basic                             25,924     25,790
  Diluted                           25,924     26,080

Net income (Loss)                $ (23,416) $  20,611
Foreign currency translation
 adjustment                          2,779     (2,167)
                                 ---------  ---------

Comprehensive income (loss)      $ (20,637) $  18,444
                                 =========  =========


nm = not meaningful



                                Schawk, Inc.
                        Consolidated Balance Sheets
                    (In thousands, except share amounts)


                                                 December 31,  December 31,
                                                     2012          2011
                                                 ------------  ------------

Assets
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                      $      9,651  $     13,732
  Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for
   doubtful accounts of $2,052 at December 31,
   2012 and $1,926 at December 31, 2011                93,696        99,967
  Inventories                                          22,121        24,672
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets            10,156        14,894
  Income tax receivable                                 3,171         5,620
  Deferred income taxes                                   235           682
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total current assets                                  139,030       159,567

Property and equipment, net                            65,491        60,064
Goodwill, net                                         211,903       205,365
Other intangible assets, net:
  Customer relationships                               29,010        41,709
  Other                                                   633           354
Deferred income taxes                                   5,983         5,933
Other assets                                            6,771         6,521
                                                 ------------  ------------

Total assets                                     $    458,821  $    479,513
                                                 ============  ============

Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
  Trade accounts payable                         $     18,137  $     18,366
  Accrued expenses                                     57,080        60,636
  Deferred income taxes                                 2,482         3,209
  Income taxes payable                                    609           511
  Current portion of long-term debt                     4,262        21,442
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total current liabilities                              82,570       104,164
                                                 ------------  ------------

Long-term liabilities:
  Long-term debt                                       78,724        73,737
  Deferred income taxes                                 3,208        13,476
  Other long-term liabilities                          43,536        14,211
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total long-term liabilities                           125,468       101,424
                                                 ------------  ------------

Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock, $0.008 par value, 40,000,000
   shares authorized, 31,172,666 and 30,766,517
   shares issued at December 31, 2012 and
   December 31, 2011, respectively, 26,113,544
   and 25,703,125 shares outstanding at December
   31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively           227           225
  Additional paid-in capital                          209,556       203,811
  Retained earnings                                    93,897       125,619
  Accumulated comprehensive income, net                11,859         9,080
  Treasury stock, at cost, 5,059,122 and
   5,063,392 shares of commonstock at December
   31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively       (64,756)      (64,810)
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total stockholders' equity                            250,783       273,925
                                                 ------------  ------------

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $    458,821  $    479,513
                                                 ============  ============



                                Schawk Inc.
                          Segment Financial data
                                (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)

                                      (Unaudited)
                                  Three Months Ended
                                     December 31,      Increase (Decrease)
                                 --------------------  -------------------
                                    2012       2011      Amount    Percent
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  --------

Sales to external clients:
Americas                         $ 102,676  $ 100,968  $   1,708       1.7%
Europe                              20,537     21,594     (1,057)     (4.9)%
Asia Pacific                        10,036      9,852        184       1.9%
Intercompany sales elimination     (12,369)    (9,982)    (2,387)    (23.9)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Sales to external clients        $ 120,880  $ 122,432  $  (1,552)     (1.3)%
                                 =========  =========  =========

Operating segment income (loss):
Americas                         $ (16,944) $  10,255  $ (27,199)       nm
Europe                                 587      2,259     (1,672)    (74.0)%
Asia Pacific                           514      1,273       (759)    (59.6)%
Corporate                          (10,677)    (7,281)    (3,396)    (46.6)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Operating segment income (loss)  $ (26,520) $   6,506  $ (33,026)       nm
                                 =========  =========  =========

                                      Year Ended
                                     December 31,      Increase (Decrease)
                                 --------------------  -------------------
                                    2012       2011      Amount    Percent
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  --------

Sales to external clients:
Americas                         $ 385,013  $ 385,230  $    (217)     (0.1)%
Europe                              83,710     75,257      8,453      11.2%
Asia Pacific                        38,956     33,704      5,252      15.6%
Intercompany sales elimination     (46,949)   (38,898)    (8,051)    (20.7)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Sales to external clients        $ 460,730  $ 455,293  $   5,437       1.2%
                                 =========  =========  =========

Operating segment income (loss):
Americas                         $  10,759  $  50,638  $ (39,879)    (78.8)%
Europe                                 836      6,419     (5,583)    (87.0)%
Asia Pacific                         2,124      4,214     (2,090)    (49.6)%
Corporate                          (44,379)   (33,953)   (10,426)    (30.7)%
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------

Operating segment income (loss)  $ (30,660) $  27,318  $ (57,978)       nm
                                 =========  =========  =========



                                Schawk, Inc.
                Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures to GAAP
                                (Unaudited)
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)


                                  Three Months Ended        Year Ended
                                     December 31,          December 31,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Operating income (loss) - GAAP   $ (26,520) $   6,506  $ (30,660) $  27,318
Adjustments:
  Acquisition integration and
   restructuring expenses              596       (120)     5,370      1,470
  Business and systems
   integration expenses              1,627      3,082     12,086      8,467
  Impairment of long-lived assets       75         40      4,356         40
  Reduction of contingent
   consideration liability              --     (3,320)      (245)    (3,320)
  Multiemployer pension
   withdrawal expense               31,683         --     31,480      1,846
  Foreign currency loss              1,275        283      1,823      1,112
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Adjusted operating income - non
 GAAP                            $   8,736  $   6,471  $  24,210  $  36,933
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========


Net income (loss) - GAAP         $ (18,100) $   5,774  $ (23,416) $  20,611
Adjustments - net of tax effects
 (1):
  Acquisition integration and
   restructuring expenses              407        (56)     3,593        980
  Business and systems
   integration expenses              1,005      1,873      7,463      5,145
  Impairment of long-lived assets       46         24      2,879         24
  Reduction of contingent
   consideration liability              --     (2,018)      (151)    (2,018)
  Multiemployer pension
   withdrawal expense               19,564         --     19,439      1,122
  Foreign currency loss                891        185      1,266        758
  Discrete tax adjustments - UK &
   AU                                   --     (2,002)        --     (6,010)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Adjusted net income - non GAAP   $   3,813  $   3,780  $  11,073  $  20,612
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========


Earnings (loss) per diluted share
 - GAAP                          $   (0.69) $    0.22  $   (0.90) $    0.79
Adjustments - net of tax effects
 (1):
  Acquisition integration and
   restructuring expenses             0.02         --       0.14       0.04
  Business and systems
   integration expenses               0.04       0.07       0.29       0.20
  Impairment of long-lived assets       --         --       0.11         --
  Reduction of contingent
   consideration liability              --      (0.08)     (0.01)     (0.08)
  Multiemployer pension
   withdrawal expense                 0.75         --       0.75       0.04
  Foreign currency loss               0.03       0.01       0.05       0.03
  Discrete tax adjustments - UK &
   AU                                   --      (0.07)        --      (0.23)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Adjusted earnings per diluted
 share - non GAAP                $    0.15  $    0.15  $    0.43  $    0.79
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Weighted average common and
 common stock equivalents
 outstanding - GAAP (diluted)       26,069     25,839     25,924     26,080
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

(1) Adjustments have been tax-effected at the jurisdictions' statutory
 rates.



                                Schawk, Inc.
           Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Management Adjusted EBITDA
                                (Unaudited)
                               (In thousands)


                                  Three Months Ended        Year Ended
                                     December 31,          December 31,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net income (loss) - GAAP         $ (18,100) $   5,774  $ (23,416) $  20,611
Interest expense                       976      1,498      3,652      5,270
Income tax expense (benefit)        (9,349)      (750)   (10,767)     1,496
Depreciation and amortization
 expense                             4,801      4,917     18,917     18,057
Impairment of long-lived assets         75         40      4,356         40
Loss on sale of equipment               --        137         --        137
Stock based compensation               464        520      3,129      2,098
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA - non GAAP         (21,133)    12,136     (4,129)    47,709
Permitted add backs on debt
 covenants:
Proforma effect of acquisitions
 and asset sales                        --        258         --      4,008
Acquisition integration and
 restructuring expenses                 --         48        246        287
Business and systems integration
 expenses                            1,852         --     10,000         --
Multiemployer pension withdrawal
 expense                            31,683         --     31,683         --
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA for covenant
 compliance - non GAAP              12,402     12,442     37,800     52,004
Acquisition integration and
 restructuring expenses                596       (168)     5,124      1,183
Business and systems integration
 expenses                               --      3,036      2,086      8,360
Proforma effect of acquisitions
 and asset sales                        --       (258)        --     (4,008)
Multiemployer pension plan
 withdrawal expense                     --         --       (203)     1,846
Foreign exchange loss                1,275        283      1,823      1,112
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Management adjusted EBITDA - non
 GAAP                            $  14,273  $  15,335  $  46,630  $  60,497
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========


Use of Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA for covenant compliance, and Management adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA, as presented within this release, is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other certain non-cash items. Adjusted EBITDA for covenant compliance, as defined in the Company's current debt agreements, is defined as Adjusted EBITDA excluding certain items, including items that are generally considered non-operating, as permitted under the Company's current revolving credit facility, and is used by management to gauge its ongoing compliance with the Company's principal debt covenants, as well as pricing on its revolving credit facility. Management adjusted EBITDA is used to evaluate the core operating activities of the Company from period to period. None of the measures presented above represent cash flows from operations as defined by generally accepted accounting principles, should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations as an indicator of our operating performance, and are not indicative of cash available to fund all cash flow needs. These measures also may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies or EBITDA as defined under guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

AT SCHAWK, INC.:
Timothy Allen
Vice President, Finance
Operations and Investor Relations
847-827-9494
Timothy.Allen@schawk.com

AT DRESNER CORPORATE SERVICES:
Investors:
Philip Kranz
312-780-7240
pkranz@dresnerco.com

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