SOURCE: Action Products International, Inc.

October 16, 2007 10:50 ET

Action Products To Acquire & Build Beyond "Toys"

Action Products Pursuing Broader Business Model Around Brands and Trends in Family-Spending

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - The Board of Directors of Action Products International, Inc. (NASDAQ: APII) has endorsed a slate of proposed initiatives to pursue acquisitions of growth companies not in the toy business. The company is planning to acquire one of several companies with whom it has been in confidential negotiations.

"We are here to increase value for our stakeholders," notes Chairman, Ronald S. Kaplan, "and our board sees compelling ways to accelerate that effort by taking us beyond our current business model. This is in areas the Company is familiar, but those are clearly areas that are more expansive than where this Company has been. These are business segments, strategic to assets we have now, where consumers, along with investment capital, are migrating quickly."

The initiative materially includes, but is not limited to, increasing the company's presence with families on the Internet.

About Action Products International, Inc. Action Products International Inc. (APII), based in Orlando, Fla., is a consumer products manufacturer, emphasizing branded educational and positive leisure products. Action Products consumer brands span activities, arts, crafts, juvenile products and toy categories. Its products are marketed and sold to retailers and consumers.

Visit the Company's Web site at www.apii.com.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Billie Anne Dinkel
    Public Relations Manager
    Action Products International, Inc.
    bdinkel@apii.com