John McKernan Appointed as President and CEO of YORK Label

    OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 13 /CNW/ -- YORK Label announced today that John P.
McKernan has  been named as President and CEO of the Company, effective March
2, 2009.  YORK Label is a leading provider of high quality, innovative
labeling and packaging solutions to global consumer products, wine and
spirits, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage companies.

    Mr. McKernan recently served as president of MeadWestvaco (MWV) Calmar, a
global leader of dispensing solutions for the cosmetics, fragrance, home and
garden, auto, personal care and pharmaceutical industries with revenues of
approximately $500 million.  As president of MWV Calmar since 2001, he worked
closely with his leadership team to transform the business into a leading
global enterprise with over 2,500 employees spanning four continents.   He
brings over 25 years of experience in the packaging industry.

    Mr. McKernan was promoted to president of MeadWestvaco Calmar in 2001. 
He joined MeadWestvaco Calmar in 1996 as vice president and general manager
and was later named executive vice president of the division.  Prior to
joining MWV Calmar, Mr. McKernan worked for Setco, a division of McCormick &
Company, as vice president of sales and marketing and previously as vice
president, engineering and new product development.

    "I am very excited to join the YORK Label team and to build on its core
strengths particularly with regards to operational excellence, creativity,
innovation and customer service.  This organization is committed to
consistently delivering exceptional differentiation, service and value to our
customers and I look forward to reinforcing these fundamental principles,"
quoted McKernan.

    About YORK Label(R)
    Omaha, NE based YORK Label(R) is a leading provider of high quality,
innovative labeling and packaging solutions to global consumer products, wine
and spirits, pharmaceutical and food and beverage companies. With over 800
associates, YORK Label has 14 world-class production facilities and 15 sales
and technical offices throughout North and South America. For more information
please visit

    About Diamond Castle
    Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC is a private equity firm with over $1.85
billion of committed capital under management. Founded in 2004, Diamond Castle
specializes in leveraged buyouts, growth capital and equity-like investments
in both public and private companies. Diamond Castle targets investments in
the following industry sectors: media and communications, energy and power,
financial services, healthcare and diversified industries. Diamond Castle has
25 employees located in New York, New York. For more information please visit


For further information:

For further information: David E. Klotter, Vice President, Marketing of
YORK Label, +1-402-829-4571, Web Site:

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