SOURCE: American Reprographics Company

October 29, 2007 08:00 ET

American Reprographics Company Acquires Cleveland-Based eBlueprint Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Northeastern Ohio Market Leader Adds Seven Locations to ARC Footprint

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - American Reprographics Company (NYSE: ARP), the nation's leading provider of reprographics services and technology, today announced the acquisition of the assets of eBlueprint Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the largest provider of reproduction, document management and related services in the Northeastern Ohio market.

The operating divisions of eBlueprint include Lakeside Blueprint in Cleveland, Market Street Blueprint in Akron, and Abadan Blueprint in the Denver, Colorado area. eBlueprint's product and service mix mirrors that of American Reprographics Company with its primary focus on serving the construction market. Year-end revenues in 2006 for the company were approximately $11 million. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Andrew Ziegler, President of eBlueprint, said, "This is a great opportunity for us to continue growing. ARC always seems to take a good business and make it better, so we're very enthusiastic about the benefits we can bring to our customers, and the future of our company."

"We welcome eBlueprint to the ARC family," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, President and CEO of American Reprographics Company. "They are a technology-savvy firm with a great brand, an excellent reputation and a committed management team. It also offers us a strong operating base on which to build, and allows us to better serve both the Ohio and Denver, Colorado, markets. It's a great fit for both companies."

About American Reprographics Company

American Reprographics Company is the leading reprographics company in the United States providing business-to-business document management technology and services to the architectural, engineering and construction, or AEC industries. The Company provides these services to companies in non-AEC industries, such as technology, financial services, retail, entertainment, and food and hospitality, which also require sophisticated document management services. American Reprographics Company provides its core services through its suite of reprographics technology products, a network of more than 290 locally branded reprographics service centers across the U.S., and on-site at more than 4,000 customer locations. The Company's service centers are arranged in a hub and satellite structure and are digitally connected as a cohesive network, allowing the provision of services both locally and nationally to more than 140,000 active customers.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

This press release contains forward-looking statements that fall within the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and the future financial performance of the Company. Words such as "opportunity," and "on which to build," and similar expressions also identify forward-looking statements. We wish to caution you that such statements are only predictions and actual results may differ materially as a result of risks and uncertainties that pertain to our business. These risks and uncertainties include, among others:

--  Future downturns in the architectural, engineering and construction
    industries could diminish demand for our products and services in the U.S
    and China;
--  Competition in our industry and innovation by our competitors may
    hinder our ability to execute our business strategy and maintain our
    profitability;
--  Failure to anticipate and adapt to future changes in our industry
    could harm our competitive position;
--  Failure to manage our foreign business units including our inability
    to integrate and merge the business operations of partner companies, and
    failure to retain key personnel and customers of partner companies could
    have a negative effect on our future performance, results of operations and
    financial condition;
--  Dependence on certain key vendors for equipment, maintenance services
    and supplies, could make us vulnerable to supply shortages and price
    fluctuations;
--  Damage or disruption to our facilities, our technology centers, our
    vendors or a majority of our customers could impair our ability to
    effectively provide our services and may have a significant impact on our
    revenues, expenses and financial condition;
--  If we fail to continue to develop and introduce new services
    successfully, our competitive positioning and our ability to grow our
    business could be harmed.
    

The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative but is by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review our SEC filings, specifically our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, our final prospectus supplement dated March 8, 2007, and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2007, and June 30, 2007. These documents contain important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information as of October 26, 2007, and except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

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    David Stickney
    VP of Corporate Communications
    Phone: 925-949-5100
    Email: Email Contact

    David Pasquale
    The Ruth Group
    Phone: 646-536-7006
    Email: Email Contact