YORK Label Announces Continued Investment in the Company


    OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 24 /CNW/ -- YORK Label is pleased to announce that its
private equity sponsor, Diamond Castle Holdings and the Company's Management
Team have successfully acquired $32M of YORK Label senior and subordinated
debt and renegotiated favorable new terms and conditions with its banking
partners. The transaction was completed August 12th.

    As a result of this transaction, overall debt for YORK Label is
significantly reduced and cash flow is further improved. The company will
continue to invest in technology and manufacturing assets which bring
exceptional value to its customers and drive profitable growth for YORK Label.

    Some recent examples of new investment by YORK Label include:

    --  Acquisition of 3 brand new "state of the art" label printing presses
        its flagship York, PA facility.
    --  Establishment of pharmaceutical label capacity in the U.S.,
        complementing the existing capability in Canada.
    --  Facility investments to drive additional efficiency in its Canadian

    --  Increased R&D spending to accelerate innovation with particular focus
        on graphic effects, environmental sustainability and late stage

    YORK Label President and CEO John McKernan comments, "This equity
infusion will allow us to continue investing in new technology, new capacity,
new capabilities, productivity improvement and strategic acquisitions. As an
organization we are committed to executing our strategy to deliver exceptional
quality, service and value to our customers in a sustainable manner."

    About YORK Label
    Omaha, NE based YORK Label is a leading provider of high quality,
innovative labeling and package decoration solutions to global consumer
products, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and, food and beverage companies.
YORK Label has production facilities throughout North America and a joint
venture in Chile. The company employs more than 700 dedicated associates.  For
more information please visit www.yorklabel.com.

    About Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC
    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: Dave Klotter of YORK Label, +1-402-829-4571 Web
Site: http://www.yorklabel.com

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