ACCO Brands Corporation’s roots stretch back more than a century. Over the years, our brands have consistently been guided by a spirit of innovation and a commitment to delivering superior, cutting-edge products for our customers. This has enabled us to flourish and grow in a continually evolving office products environment. ACCO Brands Corporation became an independent publicly traded company on August 17, 2005. The Company was formed through the spin-off of the ACCO World office products unit of Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO) and its subsequent merger with General Binding Corporation (GBC). This transaction brought together the complementary businesses, brands and strengths of ACCO and GBC to form the world’s largest supplier of branded office products – a global office products powerhouse. As a highly focused office products company, we are now uniquely positioned to capitalize on the opportunities for growth in our industry.