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Vistaprint to Acquire Albumprinter, a Leading European Photo Book Provider

October 24, 2011
VENLO, NETHERLANDS—Oct. 24, 2011—Vistaprint N.V. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Albumprinter, a privately held Dutch photo book and photo product company, for €60 million payable at closing and up to an additional €5 million based on a performance based earn-out. This acquisition is in line with Vistaprint’s recently announced strategy to be more proactive in its evaluation of acquisition opportunities in adjacent markets.

Albumprinter, based in Amsterdam, with a manufacturing presence in the Hague, is one of the top providers of photo books in the estimated EURO400 million European online photo book market. With approximately €37 million in revenue in the trailing 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2011, the company employs about 150 full-time employees, and has a primary market presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway.

Through its award-winning, proprietary front-end technology, automated manufacturing processes, customer service and marketing focus, the company processes thousands of orders per day through both a direct-to-consumer model via its brands Albelli, Bonusprint, and Önskefoto, and an indirect model, for which it has partnered with leading retail stores throughout Europe.

This acquisition combines Vistaprint’s strengths of a pan-European customer base with Albumprinter’s specialized expertise and technology for the design and production of photo books. Vistaprint currently plans to promote the Albumprinter offering across the European market. The acquisition will also enable Albumprinter’s customers to benefit from a much expanded product offering of personalized products that Vistaprint produces.

“We look forward to welcoming the Albumprinter team and to combining our talent and strengths in support of customers throughout Europe. Albumprinter brings a company culture focused on customer satisfaction, intuitive user interface software, strong photo book manufacturing experience, a premium brand and a solid financial profile,” said Robert Keane, president and chief executive officer of Vistaprint.

Albumprinter CEO Kees Arends added, “We expect to provide a product line and expertise that complement Vistaprint’s current offerings and geographic reach in the European market. As a company with a similar focus on core capabilities, we are excited about further development of our products and services in order to address what we believe to be a large and growing opportunity. This combination should enable us to even better serve a growing group of satisfied customers.”

Subject to satisfaction of various closing conditions, Vistaprint will acquire Albumprinter for €60 million in cash, with a further €5 million to be paid in cash if Albumprinter meets certain financial targets in calendar year 2012. In addition, Albumprinter management and employees will join the Vistaprint team, but will continue to operate under the Albumprinter brands. The transaction is expected to be completed within one month.

Vistaprint expects to pay the purchase price for Albumprinter using cash on hand and borrowings under a new credit facility. On Oct. 21, 2011, Vistaprint entered into a $250 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent; HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as syndication agent; RBS Citizens, N.A., as documentation agent; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as sole bookrunner and sole lead arranger; and the bank lenders who signed the credit agreement.

Vistaprint has posted additional information about the transaction, including a presentation and accompanying remarks, on the Investor Relations section of its website.

About Vistaprint
Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq:VPRT) empowers more than 11 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products and services that micro businesses can use to expand their business. A global company, Vistaprint employs over 2,800 people, operates 24 localized websites globally and ships to more than 130 countries around the world.

About Albumprinter
Albumprinter is one of the leading European online photo book companies, targeting customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway. Since its launch in 2003, Albumprinter has serviced more than 2 million consumers in Europe with its photo product proposition. The company operates the Albelli, Bonusprint and Önskefoto consumer brands to exclusively serve consumers directly, and serves leading retailers through an indirect model.

Source: Vistaprint.

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