United completes acquisition of Sweet Paper

1 June 2005 – Des Plaines (IL): United Stationers has announced that its Lagasse subsidiary has completed the purchase of stock of Sweet Paper Sales Corp and Sweet Paper Group in a cash transaction, expanding United’s presence in the foodservice distribution market.

President/CEO of United Stationers, Dick Gochnauer, said: "The merger represents an important step in our strategic planning process. We believe this acquisition will be accretive to earnings in 2006 and will position us for continued growth and success in this category."