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RPI Acquires DPI

The union of DPI and RPI not only is a win-win for both companies, but also for our partners and clients.

RPI is pleased to announce that the company has entered into a definitive agreement with DPI Inc. to acquire the assets of the Atlanta-area based company, as announced in a media release today. The union of DPI and RPI not only is a win-win for both companies, but also for our partners and clients.

DPI Clients – More Services
DPI clients can now take advantage of increased scales, enhanced design, marketing and market analytic services, and expanded West Coast capabilities offered by RPI.

RPI Clients – More Flexibility
DPI’s East Coast presence will help RPI eliminate the time to deliver personalized products to consumers and businesses and minimize unexpected delays in order delivery caused by weather and other elements out of our control.

Our goal in this acquisition is to bring together the best of each company, creating a stronger mass customization platform to benefit all of our customers around the world. We are committed to a smooth transition for partners and look forward to the expanded opportunities this transaction brings.

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ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens to the DPI brand?
DPI will become a wholly owned subsidiary of RPI and adopt the tagline, “An RPI Company.”

Will there be any layoffs or staff changes as a result of the acquisition?
No. DPI’s workforce of 27 employees will remain intact and DPI’s management team will be integrated into RPI’s existing management structure. The company’s combined team will work closely over the next several months to ensure a smooth, seamless integration of the businesses.

Will staff members be reassigned as a result of the acquisition?
Team members may move positions in order to leverage their strengths and enable them to focus their efforts on growth. There may be staff additions as required by scale.

Is this the first time that RPI has acquired a company?
No. This is RPI’s second significant acquisition. In 2011, the company acquired Paro, a company based in the Netherlands that provides print products for the European consumer and corporate markets. That company now operates as RPI-Paro B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of RPI.

Can you tell me more about RPI?
RPI is a 35-year old, Seattle-based business with 225 FT employees and production facilities in Seattle, Atlanta and Eindhoven, Netherlands. It has one of the largest digital printing capabilities on the West Coast for both HP Indigo and Xerox Igen technology, and has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for the past four years.

Can you tell me more about DPI?
DPI specializes in versioned or personalized printing for national chain-based and dealer-comprised companies. DPI provides top consumer-brand teams with complete program development to engage one-on-one with customers by offering personalized, branded products and a co-creation experience.

I’m a customer of RPI. What does this acquisition mean for me?
The acquisition gives RPI a strong presence on the East Coast. It will help eliminate the time to deliver personalized products to consumers and businesses and minimize unexpected delays in order delivery caused by weather and other elements out of the company’s control.

I’m a customer of DPI. What does this acquisition mean for me?
DPI’s customers now can take advantage of increased operational scale, enhanced design, marketing and market analytic services, and expanded West Coast capabilities offered by RPI. With the addition of RPI’s significant print platform and West Coast/European presence, DPI’s clients will soon benefit from faster delivery times and reduced shipping rates nationwide.

Will there be any changes to DPI’s existing customer agreements?
While all of DPI’s customer agreements will transfer to RPI, DPI customers will continue to work with their account managers and direct sales team.

What are the terms of the deal?
Acquisition price and other terms of the transaction were not announced.

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