Taylor Corp. Acquires Financial Services Communications Firm

NORTH MANKATO, MN—July 9, 2012—Taylor Corp. has reached agreement to acquire Venture Encoding of Fort Worth, TX. Venture will be merged with Corporate Graphics Direct Marketing Solutions, a Taylor affiliate based in Arden Hills, MN, with the new company carrying the name Venture Solutions Inc.

Taylor is one of the top-10 graphic communications providers, as well as having the largest and most diverse digital print platform in North America. It has over 80 affiliated companies across North America, China and Europe.

“As Taylor continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of its customers, Venture aligns very well with our corporate growth strategy centered on customer communications in compliance-driven markets such as financial services,” said Glen Taylor, Taylor Corp. CEO. “We will build upon Venture’s legacy of market leadership and deep market knowledge to grow further.”

Venture Encoding, founded in 1972, is a market leader in providing loan servicing, borrower communications and marketing solutions to large financial organizations. The company leads the market with its VentureAccess online 24/7 customer care portal, as well as its VentureCritical time sensitive, business critical services.

“As we searched for a suitable buyer, Taylor stood out as sharing the same values and culture that we are proud of at Venture,” said Venture Encoding CEO Kenny Hargis. “I believe these shared qualities position the combined companies very well for continued future success.”

Adding to the Venture products and services, Corporate Graphics Direct Marketing Solutions provides integrated multichannel solutions for direct marketing and customer communication management programs. It serves Fortune 1000 companies in compliance-driven markets, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and telecommunications, in need of custom data processing, fully variable digital printing, interactive development, postal optimization and turnkey fulfillment services.

About Taylor
Taylor Corp. is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with more than 80 subsidiaries and 9,000 employees. Taylor provides the interactive, printing and marketing solutions that help build the world’s most popular brands. Its products are embraced by everyone from brides to big box retailers and from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Today we’re leveraging our vast resources to create opportunities that run deep and strong across diverse industries.

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