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Merrill Corporation Announces Sale of Marketing and Communication Solutions Business to Toppan Vintage


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Merrill Corporation (Merrill),,
a global leader in SaaS solutions for M&A, communications and secure
business collaboration today announced it has closed a definitive
agreement to sell its Marketing and Communication Solutions ("MCS")
division to a subsidiary of Toppan Vintage, Inc. ("Toppan Vintage"),
whose parent is Toppan Leefung Pte. Ltd.,
Toppan Vintage is a leading international financial printing,
communications and technology company. Financial terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.

Merrill's employees within the company's Marketing and Communication
Solutions division will transition to a subsidiary of Toppan Vintage.
The two companies will work closely over the coming months to ensure a
seamless transition. The newly created subsidiary entity will rebrand as
Toppan Merrill and become part of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., creating
the leading printing group in the world. Headquarters of the combined
company will be in Tokyo, with approximately US$14 billion in annual

"This strategic transaction represents the conclusion of Merrill
Corporation's divestiture strategy, which began about four years ago, as
we made the long-term decision to put our forward focus on domination
within the M&A technology market," said Rusty Wiley, chief executive
officer of Merrill. "With this final step, we are fully focused on our
core business – providing leading due diligence technology. We are
grateful for the dedication and service of Merrill's Marketing and
Communication Solutions employees and are confident they will continue
to thrive with Toppan Vintage."

"The addition of MCS to our already bolstered business provides us with
significant opportunity to continue to accelerate growth within our
offerings while bringing additional value to our clients," said Yeo Chee
Tong, CEO of Toppan Leefung Pte. Ltd. "This acquisition solidifies our
competitive positioning in financial services and advances our goal of
regulated market expansion especially as it relates to MCS health
insurance and election services business. Our acquisitions of Merrill's
core business units will allow us to be a dominant force in our industry
while contributing to our efforts to continue to innovate technology,
processes, products and services. Our clients will now have access to
the most comprehensive choice of solutions in the industry for their
global communications needs."

About Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides SaaS solutions for M&A, communications and
secure business collaboration. Clients trust Merrill's innovative
applications, excellent customer service and deep subject expertise to
successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive
content. Clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex
content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the

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