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Mortsel (Belgium) - Rochester (USA) - January 10, 2013 - 6 p.m. CET
The Agfa-Gevaert Group (Agfa) and Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) announced today that they have
signed a worldwide, long-term supply agreement for microfilm products.
Under the agreement, Agfa will manufacture microfilm and related photochemicals for EPM, and EPM
will distribute these products worldwide under its own brand name Imagelink. As a result of the
new arrangement, EPM will be able to assure the long-term continuity of supply to the market and
Agfa will increase its microfilm production significantly. The parties expect the new product
arrangement will become operational in mid to late spring, 2013.
"Microfilm based archiving continues to be an interesting niche market," says Louis Kuitenbrouwer,
Vice President Marketing & Sales of the Agfa Specialty Products business group. "Combining Agfa's
longstanding experience in high- quality film manufacturing with EPM's strong offering to the
preservation and archiving market will provide customers the best solution for their long-term
product and support needs. The higher microfilm turnover of Agfa will support the continuous
utilization of our film manufacturing facilities."
Tim Mortenson, Vice President of Global Operations of EPM, added: "We are looking forward not only
to offering Agfa's existing microfilm products under our own Imagelink brand, but together with
Agfa, broadening the product range and choices available to customers. These Imagelink branded
extensions to Agfa's historical micrographic product lines will enable us to continue to meet the
archiving and record preservation requirements of our customer base with the same excellent
product quality and support from EPM they now receive."
Imagelink is a registered trademark of Eastman Park Micrographics
The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, manufactures and distributes an extensive range of analogue and
digital imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry and the healthcare
sector, as well as for specific industrial applications.
Agfa's headquarters and parent company are located in Mortsel, Belgium. The Group's operational
activities are divided in three independent business groups, Agfa Graphics, Agfa HealthCare and
Agfa Specialty Products.
All business groups have strong market positions, well-defined strategies and full
responsibilities, authority and accountability.
Agfa-Gevaert has production facilities around the world, with the largest production and research
centers in Belgium, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and China.
Agfa is commercially active worldwide through wholly owned sales organizations in more than 40
countries. In countries where Agfa does not have its own sales organization, the market is served
by a network of agents and representatives.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,023 million Euro in 2011.
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