Day International in Discussions with Flint Group

    DAYTON, OHIO, April 12 /CNW/ - Day International, a world leader in the
manufacture and supply of printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and
pressroom chemicals, is currently in discussions regarding a potential sale of
the Company to Flint Group, the world's largest privately-owned supplier to
the printing, converting, and colorant industries. Any transaction would be
subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and an agreement being reached on
the terms of the transaction, as well as other customary closing conditions.
This process is ongoing and there is no certainty that the discussions will
lead to an agreement or that, if an agreement is reached, a transaction will
be concluded. Day International and Flint Group stated they do not intend to
comment further regarding the discussions or any possible transaction until an
agreement is reached or the discussions have terminated.

    About Day International

    Day International is a privately owned company founded in 1905 in Dayton,
Ohio. The company operates production, sales, and distribution centers in
North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Product lines include
dayGraphica(R) printing blankets and sleeves, david M(R) printing blankets,
Varn(TM) pressroom chemicals, Rotec(R) flexographic sleeve systems, dayCorr(R)
diecutting blankets and day-Flo(R) pre-inked rolls. For more information,
visit the Day web site at

    About Flint Group

    Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing, converting, and
colorants industries. Flint Group companies develop, produce and market a wide
range of conventional and UV printing inks on a global basis, with regional
operations that provide local service throughout Europe, North America, Latin
America, Asia, and India/Pacific. Other companies in the group include Flint
Group Printing Plates, specializing in photopolymer printing plates, and XSYS
Print Solutions, specializing in narrow web inks. Flint Group Pigments
produces a range of pigment products and additives for use in inks and other
colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more
than 140 facilities worldwide, and employs some 7,000 people. Revenues in 2006
were EUR 2.19 billion ($US 2.73 billion), positioning the company as the
number one or number two supplier in every major region it serves. For more
information, visit our web site at

For further information:

For further information: Day International Thomas J. Koenig, VP & CFO,
+1 937-222-5714 Fax - +1 937-226-0052 OR Flint Group
Rita Conrad, +1 734-781-4680 Fax - +1 734-781-4699

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