This press release is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of consents, which may be made only pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and related materials and in accordance with applicable securities laws.About ACCO Brands Corporation ACCO Brands Corporation is a world leader in branded office products. Its industry-leading brands include Day-Timer®, Swingline®, Kensington®, Quartet®, GBC®, Rexel, NOBO, Derwent, Marbig and Wilson Jones®, among others. Under the GBC brand, the company is also a leader in the professional print finishing market. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements which may constitute "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties are made as of the date hereof, and ACCO Brands assumes no obligation to update them. This release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the cash tender offer and the Merger, including but not limited to statements regarding expectations as to the timing of certain events to occur as part of the tender offer and the completion of the Merger, as well as other statements relating to the tender offer and the Merger that are not historical facts. Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, risks associated with ACCO Brands' ability to satisfy the conditions of the tender offer and the length of time that may be necessary to consummate the tender offer, as well as risks associated generally with the transactions contemplated by the proposed Merger, which are discussed more fully in the proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 that ACCO Brands filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 22, 2012 (the "Registration Statement") in connection with the proposed Merger. Additional Information In connection with the proposed Merger, the Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC. This Registration Statement includes a proxy statement/prospectus of ACCO Brands that has been mailed to the shareholders of ACCO Brands. Shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant documents, because they contain important information about ACCO Brands and the Merger. The proxy statement/prospectus and other documents relating to the Merger can be obtained free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The proxy statement/prospectus and other documents can also be obtained free of charge from ACCO Brands upon written request to ACCO Brands Corporation, Investor Relations, 300 Tower Parkway, Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069, or by calling (847) 484-3020. This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of ACCO Brands. However, ACCO Brands and certain of its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the proposed Merger under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of ACCO Brands may be found in its 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 23, 2012, as amended, and its definitive proxy statement relating to its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012.