(1) Refer to February 13, 2013 press release for reconciliation of adjusted results to GAAP
ACCO Brands Corporation is committed to delivering long-term value for our shareholders. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic and market strengths put us in a strong position to achieve this goal.
Going forward, we are committed to solidifying our industry and market leadership while building enhanced shareholder value through steady growth in our sales, operating income and earnings per share.
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.
ACCO Brands' businesses got their start with the founding of Wilson Jones in 1893, the American Clip Company (ACCO) in 1903, and the Swingline Company in 1925. These were among the first companies to revolutionize the basic ways in which we record, store and organize information in offices, schools and workspaces through the creation of the ring binder, the mass production of the paper clip, and the widespread popularization of staplers.
GBC was founded in 1947 to manufacture and sell desktop binding products, and eventually broadened its product base to include a range of binding solutions, as well as laminating products, shredders, visual communication products and calculators. Over the years, the company established itself as a leader in the office products industry, offering products under the well-known GBC and Quartet brands as well as a range of professional-grade print finishing solutions.
We, at ACCO Brands, are proud to have played a critical role in shaping the office products industry for more than 100 years, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of leadership for years to come.
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