CCL Industries Inc.
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CCL Industries Inc.

February 22, 2007 13:23 ET

CCL Releases Record Fourth Quarter Results and Increases Dividend

WILLOWDALE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2007) - CCL Industries Inc. (TSX:CCL.A)(TSX:CCL.B) -

Attention Business/Financial Editors:



Dear Shareholder:

Please find enclosed the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 financial
results and related public disclosures for CCL Industries Inc. This
shareholder package provides detailed information about your Company's
business activities and financial performance.
Your Company continues to enjoy improved profitability and growth in its
specialty packaging niches. We are particularly pleased to have acquired in
January 2007 the shrink sleeve and stretch sleeve label business from Illinois
Tool Works located in the United Kingdom, Austria, Brazil and the United
States. This acquisition provides further breadth in our label offerings and
ties into the product lines of many of our existing customers, particularly in
the beverage industry.
After experiencing a slowdown in some of our businesses in the third
quarter and concerns about a continuation of that trend, we are pleased to
report that demand for our products and our profitability bounced back
significantly in the fourth quarter. CCL is very well positioned to enjoy
further growth in 2007.
In light of the improved financial performance in 2006 and strong
operating cash flow, your Board of Directors is very pleased to approve
another increase in the quarterly dividend payable on March 30, 2007. This
9% dividend increase is the second in nine months and the fourth in the last
five years and amounts to a 50% increase in that time period. The quarterly
dividend is now $0.12 per Class B non-voting share and $0.1075 per Class A
voting share.
Conference calls with our stakeholders are held following the release of
our quarterly results and when significant events require additional
communication. These calls are made to ensure that all stakeholders are kept
current with our business developments and to support our good corporate
governance practices. Presentation materials used during conference calls and
formal investor meetings are posted on our website along with audio recordings
of the meetings. Instructions for accessing these services are set out at the
end of this earnings release.
We encourage all shareholders to access our website www.cclind.com on a
regular basis for investor and company news. If you would like to have future
Press Releases e-mailed to you at the time they are issued, please write to us
at CCL to the attention of Christene Duncan.

Yours truly,


Jon K. Grant
Chairman of the Board

Investor Update
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1. Fourth Quarter and Total Year 2006 Results and Dividend Release
2. 2006 Consolidated Financial Statements
3. Total Year 2006 Management's Discussion and Analysis
4. Press Release - Purchase of ITW's Sleeve Label Business


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Results Summary
For Periods Ended December 31st
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Three months Twelve months
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(in millions of
Cdn dollars,
except per % %
share data) 2006 2005 Change 2006 2005 Change
---- ---- ------ ---- ---- ------

Sales $ 308.9 $ 282.4 9.4 $1,212.2 $1,110.1 9.2
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-------- -------- -------- --------
Restructuring
and other items
- net loss $ (7.2) $ (2.4) $ (11.5) $ (17.9)
-------- -------- -------- --------
-------- -------- -------- --------
Net earnings
from continuing
operations $ 25.1 $ 13.5 85.9 $ 77.4 $ 50.0 54.8
Net earnings
from
discontinued
operations,
net of tax - - - 5.3
Gain on sale of
discontinued
operations,
net of tax - 1.5 - 108.5
-------- -------- -------- --------
Net earnings $ 25.1 $ 15.0 $ 77.4 $ 163.8
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-------- -------- -------- --------

Per Class
B shares
Continuing
operations $ 0.78 $ 0.43 81.4 $ 2.41 $ 1.57 53.5
Discontinued
operations - - - 0.17
Gain on
sale of
discontinued
operations - 0.05 - 3.36
-------- -------- -------- --------
Class B - net
earnings $ 0.78 $ 0.48 $ 2.41 $ 5.10
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Diluted earnings
per Class B $ 0.75 $ 0.46 $ 2.33 $ 4.97
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-------- -------- -------- --------
Restructuring
and other
items and
favourable tax
adjustments -
net gain
(loss) $ 0.20 $ (0.07) $ 0.04 $ (0.42)
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Number of
outstanding
shares
(in 000s)
Weighted
average
for the
period 32,240 32,171
Actual at
period end 32,602 32,511
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Toronto, February 22, 2007 - CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in the
development of manufacturing, packaging and labelling solutions for the
consumer products and healthcare industries, announced today its financial
results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 and the
declaration of its quarterly dividend.
Sales from continuing operations for the fiscal year 2006 of
$1,212.2 million were a strong 9% ahead of last year's $1,110.1 million. Sales
from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $308.9 million
were 9% ahead of $282.4 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Financial comparisons to the full year's results in all divisions were
negatively affected by the appreciation of the Canadian dollar relative to the
U.S. dollar, the euro and most other currencies. The acquisition of Prodesmaq
in January 2006 positively impacted comparisons to prior year's results. Sales
have also grown organically in the Label Division and both the Container and
Tube Divisions have exceeded prior year's levels as CCL continues to benefit
from strong demand, particularly in the personal care and healthcare markets
with its multinational customers and with new product offerings. The
performance of many of CCL's recent acquisitions and expansion into new
markets has also been positive. Sales volumes in the ColepCCL joint venture
were similar to last year's level.
Net earnings from continuing operations for the year 2006 were
$77.4 million, up 55% from $50.0 million earned in 2005. Net earnings in 2006
were negatively impacted by restructuring and other items of $11.5 million
($10.2 million after tax), offset in part by a favourable tax settlement with
a foreign jurisdiction and other tax matters of $11.5 million. Net earnings
for 2005 were negatively affected by restructuring and other items of
$17.9 million ($17.8 million after tax), but were partially offset by a tax
benefit from previously unrecognized tax losses of $4.3 million.
Net earnings from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2006 of
$25.1 million were up by 86% from $13.5 million recorded in the fourth quarter
of 2005. Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2006 were impacted by a net
loss from restructuring and other items of $7.2 million ($3.6 million after
tax), but were more than offset by a favourable tax settlement with a foreign
jurisdiction and other tax matters for a gain of $10.1 million. In the fourth
quarter of 2005, the net loss from restructuring and other items was
$2.4 million ($2.4 million after tax).
Net earnings in 2005 of $163.8 million included results of the
discontinued North American Custom Manufacturing Division ("Custom")
consisting of the gain on its disposal of $108.5 million and its operating net
earnings of $5.3 million. In the fourth quarter of 2005, the resolution of
certain contingency items provided for on the sale was settled with a net gain
of $1.5 million after tax.
Earnings per Class B share for the year 2006 from continuing operations
were $2.41 compared to $1.57 earned in 2005, an increase of 54%. Included in
earnings per share for 2006 were losses on restructuring and other items of
$0.32 per share, offset in part by the favourable tax matters of $0.36 per
share. Earnings per Class B share in 2005 from discontinued operations were
$3.53 per share, which included the gain on sale of $3.36 per share. Included
in earnings per share from continuing operations for 2005 were restructuring
and other items and a tax benefit for a net loss of $0.42 per share. Diluted
earnings per Class B share were $2.33 in 2006 and $4.97 in 2005.
Earnings per Class B share from continuing operations were $0.78 in the
fourth quarter of 2006 compared to $0.43 earned in the same period last year,
an increase of 81%. Restructuring and other items in the fourth quarter 2006
and 2005 decreased earnings per Class B share by $0.12 and $0.07,
respectively, in each quarter. The favourable tax matters in fourth quarter
2006 contributed $0.32 per Class B share in earnings. Earnings per share from
discontinued operations were $0.05 in the fourth quarter of 2005. Diluted
earnings per Class B share were $0.75 in the fourth quarter of 2006 and $0.46
in last year's fourth quarter.
On May 17, 2005, CCL completed the sale of Custom for proceeds of
$273 million. This Division is recorded as a Discontinued Operation and
consequently, its sales and income contributions are excluded from Continuing
Operations.
Donald G. Lang, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "We are
extremely pleased by the performance of our business in the fourth quarter,
completing another record year in operational earnings for CCL. Our earnings
per share from continuing operations, excluding restructuring and other items
and a favourable tax recovery in the fourth quarter, were 16% higher than last
year's comparable period despite continued unfavourable currency effects. We
are gratified by the results of our strategy as we have more than replaced the
earnings from our disposed North American Custom Manufacturing business with
organic and acquisition growth in our specialty packaging core.
"The results in the Label Division continue to be strong as our strategy
to invest in high-end equipment and plants, new markets and accretive
acquisitions such as Prodesmaq in Brazil, are continuing to generate
significant earnings momentum. To further the development of the business, we
are particularly pleased with the January 2007 acquisition of the sleeve
business from Illinois Tool Works. This addition expands our product lines
into a growing label market where we have previously had only small
participation. It also adds further substance to our European and Brazilian
presence. The Container Division continues to be affected by stubbornly high
aluminum costs and the associated challenges of maintaining profit margins in
conjunction with reduced demand for higher margin beverage containers. The
Tube Division is continuing to improve its product quality and operating
effectiveness and as a result, its performance has turned around from the loss
recorded in 2004. Another good news story is our ColepCCL joint venture, which
was created a couple of years ago, as it finished the year strongly and
achieved good growth over its 2005 performance."
Mr. Lang concluded, "Overall, 2006 was a great year and has positioned us
well for further growth in our global specialty packaging business. Our
outlook for 2007 is quite positive as we appear to be off to a strong start to
the year, augmented by the ITW acquisition and the recent weakness in the
Canadian dollar despite some short-term challenges in the Container Division.
We are in a strong financial position and our financial leverage is
conservative even after the ITW acquisition. As a result of our strong cash
flow, your Board of Directors has declared another increase in the dividend,
after a similar increase last June. The dividend of $0.12 on the Class B non-
voting shares and $0.1075 on the Class A voting shares represents a 9%
annualized increase and will be payable to shareholders of record at the close
of business on March 16, 2007 to be paid on March 30, 2007. CCL has now
increased the dividend by 50% over the last five years and continues its
record of paying quarterly dividends without reduction or omission for over 25
years."
The Company's financial position is solid. At the end of December 2006,
cash and cash equivalents amounted to $125 million compared to $120 million at
December 31, 2005. Net debt (a non-GAAP measure, defined as current debt plus
long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents) amounted to $317 million at the
end of 2006, which is $35 million higher than the $282 million level from a
year ago. Net debt to total book capitalization at year-end 2006 was 32.7%,
down marginally from 33.3% at the end of 2005. Book value per share (a
non-GAAP measure, defined as shareholders' equity divided by the combined
outstanding Class A and Class B shares excluding amounts and shares related to
shares held in trust and the executive share purchase plan) is now up over
$20.00 for the first time at $20.24 at December 31, 2006, up 15% from $17.63 a
year earlier.
CCL Industries Inc. manufactures pressure-sensitive, shrink sleeve and
in- mould labels, aluminum containers and plastic tubes for leading global
companies in the home and personal care, healthcare and specialty food and
beverage sectors. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, CCL Industries employs
approximately 4,900 people and operates 49 production facilities in North
America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. CCL's joint venture, ColepCCL
operates five plants in Europe and employs approximately 1,900 people.

Statements contained in this Press Release, other than statements of
historical facts, are forward-looking statements subject to a number of
uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
from some statements made.

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Note: CCL will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EST on Friday,
----- February 23, 2007 to discuss these results.

To access this call, please dial Toll-Free North America -
1-877-871-4107 or Domestic and International - 416-641-6210.

Post-View service will be available from Friday, February 23, 2007
at 12:00 Noon EST until Friday, March 23, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Dial: Toll-Free - 1-800-558-5253 - Access Code: 21325116.

For more details on CCL, visit our web site - www.cclind.com

Financial Tables follow ...


AUDITORS' REPORT TO THE SHAREHOLDERS

We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of CCL Industries Inc. as
at December 31, 2006 and 2005 and the consolidated statements of earnings,
retained earnings and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial
statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with Canadian generally accepted
auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform an audit
to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free of
material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit
also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation.
In our opinion, these consolidated financial statements present fairly, in
all material respects, the financial position of the Company as at
December 31, 2006 and 2005 and the results of its operations and its cash
flows for the years then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted
accounting principles.


KPMG LLP

Chartered Accountants

Toronto, Canada
February 21, 2007



CCL INDUSTRIES INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006 AND 2005
(in thousands of Canadian dollars except per share data)

2006 2005
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Sales $ 1,212,229 $ 1,110,144
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Income from operations before undernoted items 201,594 170,730

Depreciation and amortization 74,605 65,424
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126,989 105,306

Interest (note 10) 21,403 19,981
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105,586 85,325

Restructuring and other items
- net loss (note 5) 11,502 17,919
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Earnings before income taxes 94,084 67,406

Income taxes (notes 5, 12) 16,664 17,454
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Net earnings from continuing operations 77,420 49,952

Net earnings from discontinued operations,
net of tax (note 4) - 5,338
Gain on sale of discontinued operations,
net of tax (note 4) - 108,546
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Net earnings $ 77,420 $ 163,836
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Basic earnings per Class B share (note 13)
Continuing operations $ 2.41 $ 1.57
Discontinued operations - 0.17
Gain on sale of discontinued operations - 3.36
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Net earnings $ 2.41 $ 5.10
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Diluted earnings per Class B share (note 13)
Continuing operations $ 2.33 $ 1.52
Discontinued operations - 0.16
Gain on sale of discontinued operations - 3.29
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Diluted earnings $ 2.33 $ 4.97
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See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



CCL INDUSTRIES INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2006 AND 2005
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

2006 2005
---- ----

ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 125,000 $ 120,193
Accounts receivable - trade 178,819 162,195
Other receivables and prepaid expenses 23,115 20,720
Inventories (note 6) 97,963 102,105
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424,897 405,213

Property, plant and equipment (note 7) 628,019 534,705

Other assets (note 8) 28,914 29,170

Future income tax assets (note 12) 32,261 29,846

Intangible assets (note 9) 39,499 27,901

Goodwill 389,000 371,861
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$ 1,542,590 $ 1,398,696
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LIABILITIES
Current liabilities
Bank advances (note 10) $ 12,428 $ 8,797
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 280,752 240,345
Income and other taxes payable 13,697 24,265
Current portion of long-term debt (note 10) 16,119 17,330
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322,996 290,737

Long-term debt (note 10) 413,552 376,458

Other long-term items (note 11) 52,332 51,380

Future income tax liability (note 12) 101,109 114,303
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889,989 832,878
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SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital (note 13) 190,251 188,736

Contributed surplus (note 13) 4,226 2,005

Retained earnings 476,670 413,025

Foreign currency translation adjustment (18,546) (37,948)
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652,601 565,818
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$ 1,542,590 $ 1,398,696
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Commitments and contingencies (note 14)
Subsequent event (note 21)

Approved by the Board
D.G. Lang, Director J.K. Grant, Director

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Certain 2005 figures have been restated for comparative purposes.



CCL INDUSTRIES INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF RETAINED EARNINGS
YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006 AND 2005
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

2006 2005
---- ----

Balance at beginning of year $ 413,025 $ 272,742

Net earnings 77,420 163,836

Repurchase of shares (note 13) - (10,749)
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490,445 425,829
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Dividends

Class A shares 908 851

Class B shares 12,867 11,953
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13,775 12,804
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Balance at end of year $ 476,670 $ 413,025
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See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



CCL INDUSTRIES INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006 AND 2005
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

2006 2005
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Cash provided by (used for)

Operating activities
Net earnings $ 77,420 $ 163,836
Earnings from discontinued operations - (5,338)
Gain on sale of discontinued operations - (108,546)
Items not requiring cash
Depreciation and amortization 74,605 65,424
Executive compensation 2,102 1,812
Future income taxes (8,220) (1,229)
Restructuring and other items, net of tax 10,228 17,784
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156,135 133,743
Net change in non-cash working capital 6,321 (23,972)
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Cash provided by continuing operations 162,456 109,771
Cash provided by discontinued operations - 2,291
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Cash provided by operating activities 162,456 112,062
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Financing activities
Proceeds on issuance of long-term debt 202,623 44,204
Retirement of long-term debt (183,690) (28,499)
Increase (decrease) in bank advances 2,844 (26,803)
Issue of shares 1,270 4,682
Purchase of shares held in trust - (5,532)
Repurchase of shares - (14,087)
Dividends (13,775) (12,804)
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Cash provided by (used for) financing activities 9,272 (38,839)
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Investing activities
Additions to property, plant and equipment (150,423) (155,947)
Proceeds on disposal of
property plant and equipment 13,122 1,076
Proceeds on business dispositions 27,122 272,781
Business acquisitions (62,170) (139,499)
Other 93 4,742
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Cash used for investing activities (172,256) (16,847)
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Effect of exchange rates on cash 5,335 (7,558)
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Increase in cash 4,807 48,818

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 120,193 71,375
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Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 125,000 $ 120,193
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See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


CCL INDUSTRIES INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006 AND 2005
(tabular amounts in thousands except per share data)

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

(a) Basis of accounting

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of
CCL Industries Inc. (the "Company") and all subsidiary companies
since dates of acquisition. Investments subject to significant
influence are accounted for using the equity method. Investments
that are jointly controlled are accounted for using proportionate
consolidation.

(b) Foreign currency translation

The Company records foreign currency-denominated transactions at
the Canadian dollar equivalent at the date of the transaction and
translates foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and
liabilities at year-end exchange rates. Exchange gains and
losses are included in earnings.

The Company's foreign subsidiaries are defined as
self-sustaining. Revenue and expense items, including
depreciation and amortization, are translated at the average
rate for the year. All assets and liabilities are translated at
year-end exchange rates and any resulting exchange gains or
losses are included in shareholders' equity and described as
foreign currency translation adjustment. The revaluation of
foreign currency debt, net of related tax, that hedges the net
investment in foreign operations is also charged to the foreign
currency translation adjustment. Foreign exchange gains and
losses on the reduction of net investments in foreign
subsidiaries are included in net earnings for the year.

Movement in the foreign currency translation adjustment during
the year results from changes in the value of the Canadian
dollar in comparison primarily to the U.S. dollar, the U.K.
pound sterling, the euro, the Danish krone, the Mexican peso,
the Thailand baht, the Chinese renminbi, the Brazilian real, the
Polish zloty and from changes in foreign currency-denominated
net assets.

(c) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash in bank and short-term
investments with original maturity dates on acquisition of 90
days or less.

(d) Inventories

Raw materials and supplies are valued at the lower of cost and
replacement cost. Work in process and finished goods are valued
at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is
determined on a first-in, first-out basis.

(e) Property, plant and equipment

Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost, which
includes interest and certain start-up costs during the
construction of major projects. Depreciation is provided over the
assets' estimated useful lives, primarily on the straight-line
basis, using rates varying from 2% to 30% on buildings, and from
7% to 33% on machinery and equipment.

Impairment losses for assets held-for-use where the carrying
value is not recoverable are measured based on fair value, which
is measured by discounted cash flows. Impairment losses on any
assets held for sale are measured based on expected proceeds
less direct costs to sell.

(f) Long-term investments

Long-term investments are carried at the lower of cost or market.

(g) Intangible assets

Intangible assets, consisting primarily of the value of acquired
customer contracts and relationships, are amortized over the
expected life and any impairment is charged against earnings.
The amortization period ranges from ten to twelve years
straight-line. Impairment losses for intangible assets where the
carrying value is not recoverable, are measured based on fair
value. Fair value is calculated by using discounted cash flows.

(h) Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price of the
Company's interest in the businesses acquired over the fair value
of the underlying net identifiable tangible and intangible assets
arising on acquisitions. No amortization is recorded for years
ended after December 31, 2001. The Company determines, at least
once annually, whether the fair value of each reporting unit to
which goodwill has been attributed is less than the carrying
value of the reporting unit's net assets including goodwill, thus
indicating impairment. Any impairment is then recorded as a
separate charge against earnings. During the current year, the
Company assessed the fair value of reporting units to which the
underlying goodwill is attributable and determined that no charge
for impairment of goodwill is required for the year ended
December 31, 2006.

(i) Revenue recognition

Revenue is recorded and related costs transferred to cost of
sales at the time the product is shipped and ownership transfers
to the customers. At that time, persuasive evidence of an
arrangement exists, the price to the customer is fixed and
ultimate collection is reasonably assured.

(j) Employee future benefits

The Company accrues its obligation under employee benefit plans
and related costs net of plan assets. Pension costs are
determined periodically by independent actuaries. The actuarial
determination of the accrued benefit obligations for the plans
use the projected benefit method prorated on service and
incorporates management's best estimate of future salary
escalation, retirement age, inflation and other actuarial
factors. The cost is then charged to expense as services are
rendered. Past service costs arising from plan amendments are
amortized on a straight-line basis over the expected average
remaining service lives of the employees who are members of the
plan. Net actuarial gains and losses that exceed 10% of the
greater of the benefit obligation and the value of plan assets
are amortized over the expected average remaining service lives
of the employees who are members of the plan.

(k) Stock-based compensation plan

The Company applied the intrinsic value method of accounting for
employee stock options granted prior to January 1, 2003 as
permitted by CICA Handbook Section 3870, "Stock-based
Compensation and Other Stock-based Payments". Under the intrinsic
value method, consideration paid by employees on the exercise of
stock options was credited to share capital and no compensation
expense was recognized.

The Company adopted the fair value based method prescribed by
CICA Handbook Section 3870 to account for employee stock options
granted after December 31, 2002. Under the fair value based
method, compensation cost is measured as fair value at the date
of grant and is expensed over the award's vesting periods. In
accordance with one of the transitional options permitted under
the amended Section 3870, the new recommendations were applied to
all stock-based compensation granted on or after January 1, 2003.
Stock-based compensation granted prior to January 1, 2003
continues to be accounted for using the intrinsic value method.
The description of the plan and the pro-forma effect of using
this method are described in note 13.

(l) Income taxes

The Company is following the liability method of accounting for
future income taxes. Under the liability method of tax
allocation, future income tax assets and liabilities are
determined based on the differences between the financial
reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities, and are
measured using the substantively enacted tax rates and laws that
are expected to be in effect in the periods in which the future
income tax assets or liabilities are expected to be settled or
realized. A valuation allowance is provided to the extent that it
is more likely than not that future income tax assets will not be
realized.

(m) Exit and disposal costs

The Company recognizes costs associated with exit or disposal
activities at fair value in the period in which the liability is
incurred. Special termination benefits are recognized at fair
value at the communication date.

(n) Derivative instruments

As of January 1, 2004, the Company formally documented all
relationships between hedging instruments and hedged items, as
well as its risk and management objective for undertaking various
hedge transactions. The Company assesses, both at the hedge's
inception and on an ongoing basis, whether the derivatives that
are used in the hedging transactions are effective in offsetting
changes in the fair values or cash flows of hedged items.

Realized and unrealized gains and losses associated with
derivative instruments used in a hedging relationship, that have
been terminated or cease to be effective prior to maturity, are
deferred and recognized in income in the period in which the
underlying hedged transaction is recognized.

Derivative financial instruments that do not qualify for hedge
accounting are recognized in the balance sheet and measured at
fair value, with changes in the fair value recognized in
earnings.

The Company's interest rate swaps are designated as hedges of
the fixed interest rate risk on long-term debt. Periodic
interest payments under the swaps are recorded as an adjustment
to interest expense on the related debt. Gains and losses from
early termination of interest rate swaps are deferred on the
balance sheet and amortized as an adjustment to interest expense
on the related debt over the original contract life of the
terminated swap agreement.

The Company entered into Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap
Agreements that converted U.S. dollar fixed rate debt into
Canadian fixed rate debt and Canadian dollar floating rate debt
in order to reduce the Company's exposure to the U.S. dollar
debt, currency and interest rate exposures.

The Company entered into Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap
Agreements that converted Canadian dollar fixed rate debt and
floating rate debt into euro fixed rate debt and euro floating
rate debt in order to hedge the Company's exposure to the euro
with a view to reducing foreign exchange fluctuations and
interest expense.

The Company had entered into Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap
Agreements that swapped U.S. dollar fixed rate debt into euro
floating rate debt in order to redistribute the Company's
exposure to the U.S. dollar, the euro, fixed and floating
interest rates with a view to reducing foreign exchange
fluctuations and interest rate costs. Due to changes in Canadian
GAAP, these arrangements were discontinued (see note 10d).

The Company's U.S. dollar debt and euro debt are designated as
hedges against the net investments in foreign operations. Gains
and losses from the translation of these debts are shown in the
foreign exchange translation account. The Company's forward
foreign exchange contracts are designated as hedges of
anticipated future sales in foreign currencies. Gains or losses
on maturity of the contracts are recorded as an adjustment to the
related revenues.

The Company's forward contracts to purchase aluminum are
designated as hedges of anticipated future aluminum purchases.
Gains or losses on maturity of the contracts are recorded as an
adjustment to the related purchase.

(o) Use of estimates

The presentation of financial statements requires management to
make estimates and assumptions, which affect the reported amounts
of assets and liabilities, and the disclosure of contingent
assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements
and revenues and expenses for the period reported. In particular,
the amounts recorded for inventories, redundant assets, bad
debts, derivatives, income taxes, restructuring, pension and
other post-retirement benefits, contingencies and litigation,
environmental matters, outstanding self-insured claims,
depreciation and amortization of capital assets, and the
valuation of goodwill are based on estimates. Actual results
could differ from these estimates.

2. Future change in Accounting Policies

In January 2005, the CICA issued three new Handbook Sections: Section
3855, "Financial Instruments- Recognition and Measurement"; Section
3865, "Hedges" and Section 1530, "Comprehensive Income". These
standards provide guidance on the recognition, measurement and
classification of financial assets and financial liabilities. The new
standards establish new accounting requirements for hedges. Any
ineffectiveness of designated hedges will be recognized immediately
in income. These standards provide guidance for reporting items in
other comprehensive income, which will be included on the
Consolidated Balance Sheets as a separate component of shareholders'
equity. These accounting standards are to be applied no later than
the fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 2006 (that is, the
Company's 2007 fiscal year). Management is currently evaluating the
potential impact of these new standards on CCL's Consolidated
Financial Statements for 2007 and adjusting systems and processes to
comply with the new standards effective January 1, 2007.

3. Acquisitions

In January 2006, the Company purchased Prodesmaq, based in Vinhedo,
Brazil. Prodesmaq operates two state-of-the-art plants and is
Brazil's largest supplier of pressure-sensitive labels for many
global companies in the home and personal care, healthcare and
premium food and beverage markets. The purchase price was
$62.2 million, net of cash acquired.

Details of the transaction are as follows :

Current assets $ 9,824
Current liabilities (2,120)
Non-current assets at assigned values 9,272
Future income taxes (24)
Intangible assets 14,794
Goodwill 30,424
------------
Net assets purchased $ 62,170
------------
------------

Total consideration:
Cash, less cash acquired of $1.7 million $ 62,170
------------
------------

In September 2005, the Company purchased Inprint Systems based in
Ashford, England, for $63.4 million, net of cash acquired. Inprint
Systems, through its plants in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy
and the United States, manufactures specialty label products.

Details of the transaction are as follows :

Current assets $ 10,801
Current liabilities (9,342)
Non-current assets at assigned values 22,883
Long-term liabilities (1,269)
Future income taxes (985)
Intangibles 1,741
Goodwill 39,546
------------
Net assets purchased $ 63,375
------------
------------

Total consideration:
Cash, less cash acquired of $3.5 million $ 63,375
------------
------------

In August 2005, the Company purchased the remaining 49% of its
European joint venture, CCL-Pachem. CCL entered the joint venture
with Pachem AG, based in Austria, in 2003, by purchasing a 51%
interest. CCL-Pachem, through its plants in Austria, France and the
United Kingdom, produces pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve and
in-mould labels for the global market.The Company paid cash of
$6.3 million net of cash acquired, issued 200,000 shares of
restricted shares worth $5.0 million and assumed debt of
$12.1 million as consideration. The restricted shares are price
protected and cannot be sold until December 31, 2008 (see note 13b).

Details of the transaction are as follows :

Current assets $ 9,227
Current liabilities (11,907)
Non-current assets at assigned values 15,205
Goodwill 11,307
Long-term liabilities (369)
------------
Net assets purchased $ 23,463
------------
------------

Total consideration:
Cash, less cash acquired of $0.4 million $ 6,333
Restricted shares 5,000
Assumed debt 12,130
------------
$ 23,463
------------
------------

In August 2005, the Company purchased the assets of Merroc Ltd., a
privately owned label converter based in East Kilbride, Scotland.

Details of the transaction are as follows :

Current assets $ 246
Non-current assets at assigned values 1,973
------------
Net assets purchased $ 2,219
------------
------------

Total consideration:
Cash $ 2,219
------------
------------


In July 2005, the Company purchased the remaining 30% of its U.S.
plastic closure joint venture, CCL Dispensing Systems, LLC, for
$3.4 million cash.

Details of the transaction are as follows :

Current assets $ 1,848
Current liabilities (4,257)
Non-current assets at assigned values 3,083
Long-term liabilities (67)
Goodwill 2,833
------------
Net assets purchased $ 3,440
------------
------------

Total consideration:
Cash $ 3,440
------------
------------

In January 2005, the Company purchased Steinbeis Packaging based in
Holzkirchen, Germany, for $64.1 million, net of cash acquired. The
purchase price was financed by cash on hand and bridge bank financing
denominated in euros. Steinbeis Packaging, through its plants in the
U.S., France, Germany and China, supplies battery labels on a global
basis and provides premium decorative label solutions for the
European consumer products market.

Details of the transaction are as follows :

Current assets $ 34,903
Current liabilities (39,202)
Non-current assets at assigned values 44,783
Long-term liabilities (7,605)
Future income taxes (4,603)
Intangible assets 3,685
Goodwill 32,171
------------
Net assets purchased $ 64,132
------------
------------

Total consideration:
Cash, less cash acquired of $4.8 million $ 64,132
------------
------------

4. Discontinued Operations

In May 2005, the Company sold its North American Custom Manufacturing
Division, for $272.8 million in cash, to KCP Income Fund, a Toronto-
based contract manufacturer of private label household products. The
sale resulted in a gain of $131.0 million ($108.5 million after tax).
The disposition is reported as discontinued operations and the
results are as follows:

2005
------------

Sales from discontinued operations $ 246,759
------------

Income before undernoted items 13,965
Depreciation and amortization (5,098)
Interest expense, net (957)
------------
Earnings before income taxes 7,910
Income taxes (2,572)
------------
Net earnings from discontinued operations 5,338
------------
Gain on sale of discontinued operations,
net of tax of $22.5 million $ 108,546
------------
------------

A portion of the Company's total interest expense has been allocated
to discontinued operations based on the ratio of net assets sold to
total net assets. Income tax expense has been based on the effective
income tax rate in the local country. The Company has indemnified the
purchasers against defined claims from the past conduct of the
business. It is not possible to quantify the maximum potential
liability in relation to the indemnities; however, the Company has
made a provision for estimated indemnification claims.

5. Restructuring and Other Items

Segment 2006 2005
------- ---- ----
Container segment
restructuring Container $ (11,354) $ -
Recovery related to a
disposed operation Corporate 1,250
Gain on sale of CCL Label B.V.,
net of restructuring costs Label 498 -
Repatriation of capital Corporate (3,531) -
Gain on sale of CCL
Dispensing Systems, LLC Tube 1,635
Impairment of non-operational
property ColepCCL - (1,435)
Mexico Container business
restructuring and
asset write-down Container - (3,838)
Loss on disposal of
IntraPac L.P. investment Container - (12,646)
-------------------------
Loss $ (11,502) $ (17,919)
-------------------------
-------------------------
Tax recovery on restructuring
and other items $ 1,274 $ 135
-------------------------
-------------------------

In early 2006, the Company commenced a senior management
restructuring of the Container segment and throughout the year,
recorded provisions related to severance costs and obsolete equipment
and spare parts totalling $11.4 million ($7.2 million after tax).

In December 2006, the Company recovered $1.3 million related to a
loan amount previously provided for on a disposed operation with no
tax effect.

In October 2006, the Company restructured its European label
operations which included the sale of its CCL Label B.V. operation in
the Netherlands for $2.8 million cash. The Company realized a gain
of $1.0 million on the sale and incurred restructuring costs of
$0.5 million (net gain of $0.7 million after tax).

In July 2006, the Company repatriated capital from a foreign
subsidiary, which resulted in a net foreign exchange loss of
$3.5 million. Gains and losses arise from the difference between the
exchange rate in effect on the date the capital was returned to
Canada compared to the historical rate in effect when the capital was
invested. These gains or losses on foreign exchange do not give rise
to any tax effect.

In February 2006, the Company sold its CCL Dispensing Systems, LLC
net assets for $24.4 million cash and realized a gain of $1.6 million
(net loss of $1.5 million after tax).

In December 2005, the Company provided for its share of an impairment
in a ColepCCL non-operational property in the amount of $1.4 million
with no tax benefit.

In June 2005, the Company completed an evaluation of its Plastic
Packaging business within the Container Division in Mexico and
recorded a provision for impairment of related capital assets and
inventory write-downs that amounted to $3.8 million, with no tax
benefit.

In June 2005, the Company provided for an impairment of its equity
investment in IntraPac L.P. in the amount of $12.7 million
($12.6 million after tax). The investment was sold in October 2005
and the estimated loss on the disposal was adjusted.

6. Inventories
2006 2005
---- ----
Raw materials and supplies $ 45,675 $ 49,960
Work in process and finished goods 52,288 52,145
-------------------------
$ 97,963 $ 102,105
-------------------------
-------------------------

7. Property, plant and equipment
2006
----
Accumulated Net book
Cost depreciation value
--------------------------------------
Land $ 22,605 $ - $ 22,605
Buildings 178,094 52,837 125,257
Machinery and equipment 767,579 287,422 480,157
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Total $ 968,278 $ 340,259 $ 628,019
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--------------------------------------


2005
----
Accumulated Net book
Cost depreciation value
--------------------------------------
Land $ 27,613 $ - $ 27,613
Buildings 160,123 43,797 116,326
Machinery and equipment 643,073 252,307 390,766
--------------------------------------
Total $ 830,809 $ 296,104 $ 534,705
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------

Construction in progress assets of $61.9 million (2005 -
$23.5 million) are included in machinery and equipment and represent
assets constructed or developed over time. Depreciation commences
when these assets become available for commercial use.

8. Other Assets
2006 2005
---- ----
Long-term investments $ 19,551 $ 22,654
Deferred charges and other 9,363 6,516
-------------------------
$ 28,914 $ 29,170
-------------------------
-------------------------

9. Intangible Assets
2006 2005
---- ----
Intangible assets, primarily customer
contracts and relationships $ 50,153 $ 33,618
Amortization (10,654) (5,717)
-------------------------
$ 39,499 $ 27,901
-------------------------
-------------------------

10. Total Debt
2006 2005
---- ----
Bank advances $ 12,428 $ 8,797
Current portion of long-term debt 16,119 17,330
Long-term debt due after one year 413,552 376,458
-------------------------
Total debt outstanding $ 442,099 $ 402,585
-------------------------
-------------------------

(a) The total borrowings at December 31, 2006 are denominated in the
following currencies:

Local Canadian
Currency Equivalent
-------------------------
U.S. dollars USD 277,200 323,040
Euros EUR 67,814 104,278
Chinese renminbi RMB 55,968 8,356
Thai baht THB 195,347 6,298
U.K. pound sterling GBP 56 127
------------
$ 442,099
------------
------------

(b) The short-term operating lines of credit provided to the Company,
and amounts used included in bank advances, at December 31 are:

2006 2005
---- ----
Credit lines available $ 67,688 $ 51,342
Credit lines used $ 12,428 $ 8,797

Operating facilities amounting to $1.4 million (2005 -
$5.4 million) are secured by parent guaranties and receivables
with the balance being unsecured. All are at interest rates
varying with LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), the prime
rate and similar market rates for other currencies.

(c) Total long-term debt is comprised of:

2006 2005
---- ----
Unsecured senior notes issued March 1996,
6.66%, repaid on March 15, 2006
(US$120.0 million) $ - $ 139,567
Unsecured senior notes issued March 2006,
5.29%, repayable on March 2011
(US$60.0 million) 69,922 -
Unsecured senior notes issued March 2006,
5.57%, repayable on March 2016
(US$110.0 million) 128,190 -
Unsecured senior notes issued
September 1997, 6.97%, repayable in
equal instalments starting September 2002
and finishing September 2012
(2006 - US$56.2 million;
2005 - US$65.5 million) 65,472 76,233
Unsecured senior notes issued July 1998,
6.90% weighted-average, repayable in
three tranches with repayments after
12, 15 and 20 years
(US$110.0 million) 128,190 127,937
Other loans 37,897 50,051
-----------------------
429,671 393,788
Less: current portion 16,119 17,330
-----------------------
$ 413,552 $ 376,458
-----------------------
-----------------------

Other loans include commercial paper loans, term bank loans,
Industrial Revenue Bonds and capital leases at various rates and
repayment terms.

(d) Interest Rate Swap Agreements

During 2006, the Company entered into Cross Currency Interest
Rate Swap Agreements that converted U.S. dollar fixed rate debt
into Canadian dollar fixed rate debt and Canadian dollar floating
rate debt in order to reduce the Company's exposure to the U.S.
dollar debt, currency and interest rate exposures.

Notional Notional
Principal Principal
Amount Amount Interest Rate
-----------------------
Received Effective
(Fixed Rate) (Fixed Rate) Paid (CAD) (USD) Maturity Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
US$60.0 C$70.4 March 8, March 29,
million million 4.50% 5.29% 2011 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notional Notional
Principal Principal
Amount Amount Interest Rate
-----------------------
(Floating Received Effective
(Fixed Rate) Rate) Paid (CAD) (USD) Maturity Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
US$31.0 C$36.0 3-month BA July 8, December 29,
million million + 1.67% 6.67% 2010 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
US$28.1 C$32.6 3-month BA September 16, December 29,
million million + 2.01% 6.97% 2012 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

During 2006, the Company entered into Cross Currency Interest
Rate Swap Agreements that converted Canadian dollar fixed rate
and floating rate debt into euro fixed rate debt and euro
floating rate debt in order to hedge the Company's exposure to
the euro with a view to reducing foreign exchange fluctuations
and interest expense.

Notional Notional
Principal Principal
Amount Amount Interest Rate
-----------------------
Received Effective
(Fixed Rate) (Fixed Rate) Paid (EUR) (CAD) Maturity Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
C$70.4 EUR50.0 March 8, March 29,
million million 3.82% 4.50% 2011 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notional Notional
Principal Principal
Amount Amount Interest Rate
-----------------------
(Floating (Floating Received Effective
Rate) Rate) Paid (EUR) (CAD) Maturity Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
6-month
C$36.0 EUR23.6 EURIBOR 3-month July 8, December 29,
million million + 1.64% BA + 1.67% 2010 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
6-month
C$32.6 EUR21.3 EURIBOR 3-month September 16, December 29,
million million + 1.99% BA + 2.01% 2012 2006
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

During 2005, the Company entered into Cross Currency Interest
Rate Swap Agreements that converted U.S. dollar fixed rate debt
into euro floating rate debt in order to redistribute the
Company's exposure to the U.S. dollar, the euro, and fixed and
floating interest rates with a view to reducing foreign exchange
fluctuations and interest rate costs. Due to changes in Canadian
GAAP effective January 1, 2007, these swaps did not meet the new
requirements to be considered as hedges and were consequently
terminated on December 29, 2006. The termination resulted in a
loss of $2.1 million which has been deferred as other assets for
the current year and will be recognized in opening retained
earnings in 2007.

Notional Notional
Principal Principal
Amount Amount Interest Rate
-----------------------
(Fixed (Floating Received Effective
Rate) Rate) Paid (EUR) (USD) Maturity Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
6-month
US$31.0 EUR25.6 EURIBOR July 8, June 20,
million million + 2.32% 6.67% 2010 2005
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
6-month
US$28.1 EUR27.1 EURIBOR September 16, June 20,
million million + 2.67% 6.97% 2012 2005
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

During 2002 and 2003, the Company entered into Interest Rate Swap
Agreements in order to redistribute the Company's exposure to
fixed and floating interest rates with a view to reducing
interest costs over the long term.

Interest Rate
Notional -----------------------
Principal Received Effective
Amount Currency Paid (EUR) (USD) Maturity Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
90-day LIBOR March 15, June 14,
$60.0 million U.S. + 2.18% 6.66% 2006 2002
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
90-day LIBOR March 15, December 13,
$60.0 million U.S. + 3.49% 6.66% 2006 2002
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
90-day LIBOR September 16, December 16,
$28.1 million U.S. + 2.97% 6.97% 2012 2003
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

(e) The overall weighted average interest rate on total long-term
debt factoring in the Interest Rate Swap Agreements at
December 31, 2006 was 5.9% (2005 - 5.9%).

(f) Interest expense incurred is as follows:

2006 2005
---- ----
Current $ 1,656 $ 2,068
Long-term 23,953 22,552
-------------------------
25,609 24,620
Interest income (4,206) (3,682)
-------------------------
21,403 20,938
Less interest allocated to
discontinued operations - (957)
-------------------------
$ 21,403 $ 19,981
-------------------------
-------------------------

Interest paid during the year was $ 25.0 million (2005 -
$26.6 million).


(g) Long-term debt repayments are as follows:

2007 $ 16,119
2008 23,400
2009 13,043
2010 57,615
2011 88,175
2012 and beyond 231,319
------------
$ 429,671
------------
------------

11. Other Long-Term Items
2006 2005
---- ----
Environmental reserves, less current
portion of $2,069 (2005 - $593) $ 6,712 $ 8,376
Outstanding self-insured claims and reserves 6,901 8,357
Employee future benefits and
deferred compensation 34,076 31,084
Deferred revenue and other 4,643 3,563
-------------------------
$ 52,332 $ 51,380
-------------------------
-------------------------

Environmental reserves represent management's best estimate for site
restoration costs. Outstanding self-insured claims and reserves are
actuarially determined. The actual timing of payments against these
liabilities is unknown. Employee future benefits is discussed in
note 16.

12. Income Taxes
2006 2005
(a) Effective tax rate ---- ----
Combined Canadian federal and
provincial income tax rate 34.1% 34.1%
------------ ------------
------------ ------------
Total earnings before income taxes $ 94,084 $ 206,337
------------ ------------
------------ ------------
Expected income taxes $ 32,102 $ 70,360
Increase (decrease) resulting from:
Realized benefit of foreign tax
rate (5,965) (6,323)
Recognized income tax benefit of
losses - (4,390)
Non-taxable portion of goodwill 2,367 (20,025)
Non-taxable portion of capital gain (296) (544)
Impact of favourable tax settlement
from prior years (11,500) -
Losses on restructuring and other
items for which no tax benefit has
been recognized 192 1,270
Capital loss on unusual items not
benefited for tax - 3,490
Restructuring and other items not
recognized for tax - 1,125
Impact of tax rate reduction (1,088) (568)
Other 852 (1,894)
------------ ------------
Income taxes $ 16,664 $ 42,501
------------ ------------
------------ ------------

Income taxes paid $ 42,040 $ 34,549
------------ ------------
------------ ------------

Future taxes impacted earnings in the current year by a recovery
of $13,311 (expense in 2005 - $1,309).

Income taxes includes tax recovery on restructuring and other
items of $1,274 (2005 - $135) as discussed in note 5.

The 2005 income tax expense of $17,454 from the Consolidated
Statement of Earnings consists of income taxes in the table above
of $42,501 less income taxes appearing in note 4 on discontinued
operations of $2,572 and gain on sale of discontinued operations
of $22,475. Summary is as follows:

2006 2006 2005 2005
---- ---- ---- ----
Earnings Tax Earnings Tax
-------- --- -------- ---
Total earnings before
income taxes $ 94,084 $ 16,664 $ 206,337 $ 42,501
Earnings from
discontinued
operations - - (7,910) (2,572)
Gain on sale of
discontinued
operations - - (131,021) (22,475)
---------------------------------------------------
$ 94,084 $ 16,664 $ 67,406 $ 17,454
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------

(b) The tax effects of the significant components of temporary
differences giving rise to the Company's net income tax assets
and liabilities are as follows:

2006 2005
---- ----

Future income tax assets:
Non-deductible reserves $ 35,635 $ 26,407
Alternative minimum tax credit
carryforward 2,415 1,042
Amount related to tax losses
carried forward 24,673 28,885
------------ ------------
Future income tax assets before
valuation allowance 62,723 56,334
Valuation allowance (30,462) (26,488)
------------ ------------
Future income tax assets net of
valuation allowance 32,261 29,846
------------ ------------
Future income tax liabilities:
Property, plant and equipment,
goodwill and other assets 73,185 79,676
Unrealized foreign exchange gains 6,996 13,362
Other 20,928 21,265
------------ ------------
Future income tax liabilities 101,109 114,303
------------ ------------

Net future income tax liabilities $ 68,848 $ 84,457
------------ ------------
------------ ------------

13. Share Capital
2006 2005
---- ----
Issued and outstanding
Issued share capital 197,502 196,149
Less: Executive share purchase
plan loans (1,599) (1,841)
Shares held in trust (5,652) (5,572)
------------ ------------
Total 190,251 188,736
------------ ------------
------------ ------------

(a) Shares held in trust

During 2005, the Company granted an award of 200,000 Class B
shares of the Company. These shares are restricted in nature;
120,000 shares will vest in 2007 dependent on performance
conditions and 80,000 shares will vest in 2009 dependent on
continuing employment. The Company purchased these 200,000 shares
in the open market and has placed them in trust until they are
fully vested. The fair value of this stock award is being
amortized over the vesting period and recognized as compensation
expense (see note 13e(i)).

(b) Issued

Class A Class B
--------------------- --------------------- Total
Shares Amount Shares Amount Amount
---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Balance at
January 1, 2005 2,439 $ 4,641 30,022 $ 185,110 $ 189,751

Issued for cash
under employee
share plans - - 410 4,736 4,736
Restricted shares - - 200 5,000 5,000
Conversions from
Class A to
Class B shares (17) (33) 17 33 -
Repurchase of
shares - - (560) (3,338) (3,338)
------------------------------------------------------

Balance at
December 31, 2005 2,422 4,608 30,089 191,541 196,149

Issued for cash
under employee
share plans - - 91 1,353 1,353
Conversions from
Class A to
Class B shares (43) (83) 43 83 -
Repurchase of
shares - - - - -
------------------------------------------------------

Balance at
December 31, 2006 2,379 $ 4,525 30,223 $ 192,977 $ 197,502
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------

During the year no shares were repurchased (2005 - 0.6 million shares for
$14.1 million). In 2005, the excess of the purchase price over the paid-
up capital of $10.7 million was charged to retained earnings.

In 2005, the Company issued 200,000 restricted shares as part of the
consideration for the purchase of the remaining 49% of its European joint
venture, CCL-Pachem. These restricted shares are price protected and
cannot be sold until December 31, 2008.

(c) Share attributes

The Company's authorized capital consists of an unlimited number of
Class A voting shares and an unlimited number of Class B non-voting
shares.

Class A

Class A shares carry full voting rights and are convertible at any
time into Class B shares.

Dividends are currently set at $0.05 per share per annum less than
Class B shares.

Class B

Class B shares rank equally in all material respects with the Class A
shares, except as follows:

(i) Holders of Class B shares are entitled to receive material
and attend, but not to vote at, regular shareholder
meetings.

(ii) Holders of Class B shares are entitled to voting privileges
when consideration for the Class A shares, under a takeover
bid when voting control has been acquired, exceeds 115% of
the market price of the Class B shares.

(iii) Holders of Class B shares are entitled to receive, or have
set aside for payment, dividends declared by the Board of
Directors from time to time.

(d) Earnings per share
2006 2005
---- ----
Class A Class B Class A Class B
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Net earnings $ 2.36 $ 2.41 $ 5.05 $ 5.10
Diluted
earnings $ 2.28 $ 2.33 $ 4.92 $ 4.97

2006 2005
---- ----
Year-to-date
weighted
average
number of
shares 32,240,324 32,171,433
------------ ------------
------------ ------------
Year-to-date
weighted
average
diluted
number of
shares 33,259,055 33,010,605
------------ ------------
------------ ------------

Fully diluted earnings per Class B share computed using the treasury
stock method reflects the dilutive effect, if any, of the exercise of
share options, shares held as security for executive share purchase
plan loans outstanding, shares held in trust and deferred share units
at December 31, assuming they had been exercised at the beginning of
the year.

(e) Stock-based compensation plans

At December 31, 2006, the Company has two stock-based
compensation plans, which are described below:

(i) Employee Stock Option Plan
-------------------------------

Under the Employee Stock Option Plan, the Company may grant
options to employees, officers and inside directors of the
Company up to 3,000,000 Class B non-voting shares. The Company
does not grant options to outside directors. The exercise price
of each option equals the market price of the Company's stock on
the date of grant, and an option's maximum term is ten years.
Before December 2003, options vested 20% on the grant date and
20% each year following the grant date. The term of these options
was generally 10 years. Beginning December 2003, options granted
begin to vest a year from grant date, with 25% vesting one year
from grant date and 25% each subsequent year. The term of these
options is five years from the grant date. Exceptions to this
vesting schedule were grants in 2005 to certain employees
totalling 50,000 shares upon the acquisition of the employees'
business by CCL. These options vest only at the end of five years
and expire after 10 years to facilitate employee retention.

The Company accounts for employee stock-based compensation
granted prior to January 1, 2003 using the intrinsic value
method. If the fair value method had been applied to stock
options granted between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2002,
additional compensation costs of $0.3 million (2005 -
$0.3 million) would have been recorded. Pro-forma net income
would have been $77.1 million (2005 - $163.5 million) and pro-
forma earnings per share would have been $2.40 (2005 - $5.09) for
the year. For options granted after December 31, 2002 and shares
held in trust for executive compensation, the fair value method
has been recognized in the financial statements resulting in an
expense of $2.1 million (2005 - $1.8 milliion) with a
corresponding offset to contributed surplus. The fair value of
options granted has been estimated using the Black-Scholes model
using the following assumptions:

2006 2005
---- ----
Risk-free interest rate 4.09% 3.50%
Expected life 4.5 years 4.5 years
Expected volatility 21% 25%
Expected dividends $ 0.44 $ 0.40

A summary of the status of the Company's Employee Stock Option
Plan as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and changes during the
years ending on those dates is presented below:

2006 2005
---- ----
Weighted Weighted
Average Average
Exercise Exercise
Shares Price Shares Price
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Outstanding at
beginning of
year 1,734 $ 16.55 2,156 $ 14.08
Granted 170 28.45 245 27.51
Exercised (91) 14.03 (410) 11.42
Exercised
for cash - - (256) 14.47
Forfeited (14) 17.95 (1) 18.85
--------------------------------------------------
Outstanding at
end of year 1,799 $ 17.79 1,734 $ 16.55
--------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------
Options
exercisable
at end of
year 1,295 $ 14.91 1,203 $ 14.00
--------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------

The following table summarizes information about the employee
stock options outstanding at December 31, 2006:

Options Outstanding Options Exercisable
---------------------------------------------------------------
Weighted Weighted
Range of Average Average Weighted
Exercis- Remaining Exercis- Options Average
able Options Contractual able Exercis- Exercise
Prices Outstanding Life Price able Price
-------- ------------- ------------- ----------- ---------- -----------
$8.35 -
12.00 167 3.9 years $8.41 167 $8.41
$12.01 -
14.00 427 4.3 years 12.53 427 12.53
$14.01 -
16.00 130 2.5 years 14.73 130 14.73
$16.01 -
20.00 660 3.3 years 17.82 522 17.82
$20.01 -
28.45 415 4.9 years 27.89 49 27.34
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$8.35 -
28.45 1,799 3.9 years $17.79 1,295 $14.91
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(ii) Executive Share Purchase Plan
------------------------------------

Under the Executive Share Purchase Plan, which was discontinued
in December 2001, the Company provided assistance to senior
officers and executives of the Company to invest in Class B
shares of the Company in the open market by providing interest-
free loans. The loans have a ten-year term and are repayable only
when the shares are sold or upon completion of employment. The
Executive Share Purchase Plan loans have been deducted from
shareholders' equity. These loans are secured by 125,000
(2005 - 150,000) Class B shares of the Company with a quoted
value at December 31, 2006 of $28.37 (2005 -$28.75) per Class B
shares, totalling $3.5 million (2005 - $4.3 million).

(f) Deferred share units

The Company maintains a deferred share unit ("DSU") plan. Under
this plan, non-employee members of the Company's Board of
Directors may elect to receive, in lieu of cash remuneration for
director fees which would otherwise be payable to such directors
or any portion thereof, DSUs. The number of units received is
equivalent to the fees earned and is based on the fair market
value of a Class B non-voting share of the Company's capital
stock on the date of issue of the DSU. They cannot be redeemed or
paid out until such time as the director ceases to be a director.
A DSU entitles the holder to receive, on a deferred payment
basis, either the number of Class B non-voting shares of the
Company equating to the number of his or her DSUs, or,
alternatively, at the election of the Company, a cash amount
equal to the fair market value of an equal number of Class B non-
voting shares of the Company on the redemption date. The Company
had 8,588 deferred share units outstanding as at December 31,
2006. The amount expensed in 2006 totalled $0.2 million
(2005 - $0.1 million).

14. Commitments and Contingencies

The Company has commitments under various long-term operating lease
agreements. Future minimum payments under such lease obligations are
due as follows:

2007 $ 8,674
2008 6,529
2009 4,763
2010 3,308
2011 3,422
2012 and beyond 2,047
------------
$ 28,743
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------------

The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries are defendants in
actions brought against them from time to time in connection with
their operations. While it is not possible to estimate the outcome of
the various proceedings at this time, the Company does not believe
they will have a material impact on its financial position or results
of operations.

15. Guarantees

In connection with the divestitures of certain operations, the
Company has indemnified the purchasers against defined claims from
the past conduct of the business and also provided certain guarantees
in relation to the obligations assumed by the purchasers. It is not
possible to quantify the maximum potential liability in relation to
the indemnities. Guarantees related to indemnities incurred from
disposed operations and other guarantees amounted to $1.9 million
(2005 - $1.9 million). Certain indemnities for environmental matters
have been accrued for in other liabilities (see note 11).

Standby letters of credit amounted to $11.6 million (2005 -
$8.6 million) and are secured with existing operating lines of
credit.

16. Employee Future Benefits

The Company maintains two defined benefit pension plans, several
defined contribution pension plans and supplemental retirement plans.

The expense for the defined contribution plans was $4.5 million
(2005 - $4.1 million).

Information on the defined benefit plans and the supplemental
retirement plans is as follows:

Accrued benefit obligation: 2006 2005
---- ----
Balance at beginning of year $ 59,904 $ 50,425
Opening balance from current year
acquisitions - 7,233
Current service cost 663 1,565
Interest cost 2,892 2,830
Benefits paid (1,717) (3,539)
Actuarial loss 32 7,014
Reinstatements and transfers 2,722 (249)
Effect of curtailment from transfer
of U.K. employees to ColepCCL - (101)
Effect of settlement - 966
Foreign exchange rate changes 5,894 (6,240)
------------ ------------
Balance at end of year $ 70,390 $ 59,904
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Plan assets:
Fair value at beginning of year $ 26,826 $ 25,509
Actual return on plan assets 2,904 4,704
Employer contributions 1,763 3,766
Benefits paid (1,717) (3,539)
Reinstatements and transfers 1,216 (249)
Foreign exchange rate changes 3,519 (3,365)
------------ ------------
Fair value at end of year $ 34,511 $ 26,826
------------ ------------
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Funded status - net deficit of plans $ (35,879) $ (33,078)
Unamortized past service cost 169 -
Unamortized net actuarial loss 14,773 14,544
------------ ------------
Accrued benefit liability (20,937) (18,534)
------------ ------------
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The amount of accrued benefit liability is included in the Company's
balance sheets under other long-term liabilities.

Included in the above accrued benefit liability for 2006 is
$19.1 million (2005 - $17.0 million) for the unfunded supplemental
retirement plans.

The most recent actuarial valuation of the UK defined benefit pension
plan for funding purposes was as of January 1, 2005 and the next
valuation will be no later than January 1, 2008.

The Company is in the process of converting a portion of a Canadian
executive defined contribution pension plan to an existing defined
benefit pension plan pending regulatory approval. The assets and
obligations to be transferred to the defined benefit plan will be
$1.9 million. Once approval has been received, the conversion and an
actuarial valuation will be completed effective January 1, 2006. The
most recent actuarial valuation for funding purposes of the plan was
as of January 1, 2004. The next actuarial evaluation for this plan
will be as of January 1, 2009.

Plan assets consist of equity securities 72% (2005 - 70%), debt
securities 20% (2005 - 18%), real estate 5% (2005 - 4%), and other
3% (2005 - 8%).

The significant actuarial assumptions adopted in measuring the
Company's accrued benefit liability are as follows:

2006 2005
---- ----
Discount rate 4.97% 4.73%
Expected long-term rate of return on
plan assets 7.00% 6.62%
Rate of compensation increase 3.39% 3.74%

The Company's net benefit plan expense is as follows:

Current service cost $ 663 $ 1,565
Past service cost 21 -
Interest cost 2,892 2,830
Expected return on plan assets (1,908) (1,724)
Amortization of net actuarial loss 710 444
Settlement loss - 1,296
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Net benefit plan expense $ 2,378 $ 4,411
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17. Segmented Information

The Company's reportable segments are generally managed independently
of each other, primarily because of product diversity. Each segment
retains its own management team and is responsible for compiling its
own financial information.

The Company has four reportable segments: Label, Container, Tube and
ColepCCL. In 2006, the Company separated the Container segment into
Container and Tube, to more closely represent the current management
structure and provide more relevant information to the Company's
stakeholders. The Label segment produces pressure sensitive self-
adhesive labels, and designs and prints a wide range of high-quality
paper and film, expanded content, promotional, coupon and in-mould
labels. The Container segment manufactures aluminum aerosol
containers and the Tube segment manufactures plastic tubes. The
ColepCCL segment produces aerosol, liquid and solid stick products
and manufactures steel aerosol, food and general line cans and
plastic containers.

Transactions with one significant customer in 2006 accounted for
approximately $155 million (2005 - one customer for $137 million) of
the Company's total revenue.

The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those
described in the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies. The
Company evaluates performance based on income from operations before
interest, restructuring and other items and income taxes, and on
return on operating assets.

(a) Industry segments
Sales Income
----- ------
2006 2005 2006 2005
---- ---- ---- ----

Label $ 784,134 $ 669,007 $ 100,605 $ 72,731
Container 176,311 170,739 16,677 22,389
Tube 69,124 82,746 4,482 4,273
ColepCCL 182,660 187,652 17,982 15,867
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Total
segments $ 1,212,229 $ 1,110,144 139,746 115,260
-------------------------
-------------------------
Corporate
expense (12,757) (9,954)
Interest
expense (net) (21,403) (19,981)
Restructuring
and other
items (net)
(note 5) (11,502) (17,919)
Income taxes (16,664) (17,454)
------------ ------------
Net earnings
from
continuing
operations 77,420 49,952
Net earnings
from
discontinued
operations,
net of tax - 5,338
Gain on sale of
discontinued
operations,
net of tax - 108,546
------------ ------------
Net earnings $ 77,420 $ 163,836
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Identifiable assets Goodwill
2006 2005 2006 2005
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
Label $ 909,264 $ 765,192 $ 303,579 $ 276,655
Container 194,438 178,328 12,759 12,759
Tube 96,923 120,831 30,026 40,359
ColepCCL 172,429 168,300 42,636 42,088
Corporate 169,536 166,045 - -
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
$ 1,542,590 $ 1,398,696 $ 389,000 $ 371,861
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Depreciation & amortization
from continuing operations Capital expenditures
2006 2005 2006 2005
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
Label $ 48,712 $ 39,018 $ 100,413 $ 95,993
Container 10,604 9,217 34,408 36,248
Tube 7,091 8,597 9,724 9,520
ColepCCL 7,558 7,844 5,522 10,423
Corporate 640 748 356 3,763
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
$ 74,605 $ 65,424 $ 150,423 $ 155,947
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(b) Geographic segments

Sales Capital assets & goodwill
----- -------------------------
2006 2005 2006 2005
---- ---- ---- ----
Canada $ 135,875 $ 136,060 $ 120,569 $ 113,787
United States
and Puerto
Rico 449,269 439,110 436,912 391,075
Mexico and
Brazil 79,996 46,790 55,387 10,916
Europe 528,221 475,978 369,804 363,087
Asia 18,868 12,206 34,347 27,701
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$ 1,212,229 $ 1,110,144 $ 1,017,019 $ 906,566
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
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The geographical segment is determined by the location of the
Company's country of operation.


18. Financial Instruments

(a) Risk management activities

The Company has entered into forward foreign exchange contracts
to hedge its foreign currency exposure on certain anticipated
U.S. sales. The contracts oblige the Company to sell U.S. dollars
in the future at predetermined rates. As at December 31, 2006,
the Company had purchased contracts to sell US$6.0 million in
2007 at an average exchange rate of $1.13.

The Company has also entered into a non-deliverable forward
foreign exchange contract in July 2006 to hedge its investment
and cash flow from its Brazilian subsidiaries. The contract
requires the Company to receive or pay the Canadian dollar change
in value of the hedge in the future. As at December 31, 2006, the
contract was to sell BRL20.8 million in 2007 at an exchange rate
of $0.48.

The Company enters into futures contracts to hedge the cost of
aluminum used in its container manufacturing process against
specific customer requirements. As at December 31, 2006, futures
contracts for US$4.4 million of aluminum purchase commitments at
an average price of US$1,584 per metric ton, extending to 2007,
were outstanding.

(b) Credit risk

Certain financial assets of the Company, including cash and cash
equivalents, are exposed to credit risk. The Company may, from
time to time, invest in debt obligations and commercial paper of
governments and corporations. Such investments are limited to
those issuers carrying an investment grade credit rating. In
addition, the Company limits the amount that is invested in
issues of any one government or corporation.

(c) Fair values

The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts
receivable, other receivables, self-insurance assets, bank
advances, and accounts payable and accrued liabilities
approximates fair value due to the short-term maturities of these
instruments.

The fair value of long-term debt is $439.1 million (2005 -
$414.7 million). Fair value of long-term debt is determined as
the present value of contractual future payments of principal and
interest discounted at the current market rates of interest
available to the Company for the same or similar debt
instruments.

The U.S. dollar forward foreign exchange contract rates, which
have become unfavourable based on the forward exchange rates as
of December 31, 2006, constitute unrecognized financial
liabilities, which have a fair value loss of $0.2 million (2005 -
gain of $1.2 million).

The non-deliverable Brazilian real forward contract, which has
become unfavourable based on the forward exchange rates as of
December 31, 2006, constitutes an unrecognized financial
liability, which has a fair value loss of $1.1 million.

The unrealized loss on the Interest Rate Swap Agreements and the
Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap Agreements as at December 31,
2006 amounts to $14.8 million (2005 - $1.5 million).

Future aluminum contracts, which have become favourable
constitute unrecognized financial assets and have a fair value of
$4.5 million (2005 - $11.3 million).

(d) Foreign exchange gains and losses

Included in income from operations for the year ended
December 31, 2006 are foreign exchange gains totalling
$1.2 million (2005 - $1.1 million).

19. Joint Ventures

The Company participates in a joint venture with an unrelated party
and accounts for its interests using the proportionate consolidation
method.

The following is a summary of the Company's proportionate share of
the financial position and operating results of the joint venture
included in the Consolidated Financial Statements.

2006 2005
---- ----
ColepCCL Portugal-Embalagens e
Enchimentos S.A. 40% 40%

2006 2005
---- ----

Current assets $ 75,227 $ 62,214
Long-term assets 99,519 105,535
Current liabilities 50,179 36,394
Long-term liabilities 14,185 27,407
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Sales $ 182,660 $ 217,657
Expenses including income taxes (170,108) (208,354)
------------ ------------
Net earnings $ 12,552 $ 9,303
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Cash provided by (used in):
Operating activities $ 20,410 $ 19,948
Financing activities $ 3,188 $ (13,986)
Investing activities $ (28,706) $ (5,847)


20. Comparative Figures

Comparative figures have been restated where necessary to correspond
with current year's presentation.

21. Subsequent Events

On January 26, 2007, the Company completed its purchase of the sleeve
label business of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). ITW's sleeve label
business, through its five locations in Austria, Brazil, United
States and two in the United Kingdom, is a leading supplier of shrink
sleeve and stretch sleeve labels for markets in Europe and the
Americas. The purchase price is approximately $107 million. The
Company established a $95.0 million line of credit, of which
$75.0 million was drawn to facilitate the purchase.


MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006 AND 2005

(TABULAR AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS OF CANADIAN DOLLARS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)
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This document has been prepared for the purpose of providing Management's
Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) of the financial condition and results of
operations for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005. The information in
this MD&A is current to February 15, 2007, unless otherwise noted. This MD&A
should be read in conjunction with the Company's December 31, 2006 year-end
financial statements, which form part of the CCL Industries Inc. 2006 Annual
Report dated February 15, 2007. The financial statements have been prepared in
accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and
unless otherwise noted, both the financial statements and this MD&A are
expressed in Canadian dollars as the reporting currency. The measurement
currencies of CCL's operations are the Canadian dollar, the U.S. dollar, the
euro, the Danish krone, the U.K. pound sterling, the Mexican peso, the
Thailand baht, the Chinese renminbi, the Brazilian real and the Polish zloty.
CCL's Audit Committee and its Board of Directors have reviewed this MD&A to
ensure consistency with the approved strategy of the Company and the results
of the Company.

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INDEX
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1. Corporate Overview

A) Our Company B) Our Markets and Customers
C) Our Strategy and D) Recent Acquisitions and Dispositions
Financial Targets F) Seasonality and Fourth Quarter
E) Consolidated Annual Financial Results
Financial Results

2. Business Segment Review

A) General B) Label Division
C) Container Division D) Tube Division
E) ColepCCL Joint Venture

3. Financing and Risk Management

A) Liquidity and Capital B) Cash Flow - Change in Net Debt
Resources D) Shareholders' Equity and Dividends
C) Interest Rate, Foreign F) Controls and Procedures
Exchange Management
and Other Hedges
E) Commitments and Other
Contractual Obligations

4. Risks and Uncertainties

5. Accounting Policies and Non-GAAP Measures

A) Key Performance Indicators B) Accounting Policies and
and Non-GAAP Measures New Standards
C) Critical Accounting D) Inter-Company and Related Party
Estimates Transactions
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6. Outlook

Management's Discussion and Analysis contains forward-looking
information, as defined in the Securities Act (Ontario) (hereinafter referred
to as 'forward-looking statements'), including statements concerning possible
or assumed future results of operations of the Company. Forward-looking
statements typically are preceded by, followed by or include the words
"believes", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "intends", "plans" or
similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
performance. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, but
not limited to: the impact of competition; consumer confidence and spending
preferences; general economic and geo-political conditions; currency exchange
rates; and CCL's ability to attract and retain qualified employees and,
accordingly, the Company's results could differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Further details on key risks
can be found throughout this report, particularly in the Risks and
Uncertainties section.

1. CORPORATE OVERVIEW
---------------------

A) Our Company

CCL Industries Inc. is a leading provider of state-of-the-art specialty
packaging solutions to global producers of consumer brands in the home and
personal care, healthcare, and specialty food and beverage sectors. Founded in
1951, the Company has been public under its current name since 1980. CCL's
corporate office is located in Toronto, Canada with its operational leadership
centred in Framingham, MA, USA. The corporate office provides executive and
centralized services such as finance, accounting, internal audit, treasury,
risk management, legal, tax, human resources, information technology and
environmental, health and safety. The Framingham office provides operational
direction and oversees the activities of CCL's divisions: Label, Container and
Tube. As of February 2007, CCL employs approximately 4,900 people and operates
49 production facilities in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia,
including the shrink sleeve and stretch sleeve acquisition of a division of
Illinois Tool Works ("ITW") completed in January 2007. CCL also owns 40% of
the ColepCCL joint venture formed in July 2004. ColepCCL has operations in
Portugal, Spain and Poland, and two former CCL plants in Germany and the
United Kingdom, with approximately 1,900 employees.

B) Our Customers and Markets

CCL's customer base is characterized by a significant number of non-
durable consumer product and healthcare companies. A strategy of many of our
customers is to create ever-growing global market positions. Recent trends
include increased customer consolidation amongst the larger players and the
formation of a growing number of smaller niche players. The current strategy
of many of our major consumer products customers is to promote fewer global
brands and to discontinue or sell off many of their non-core brands to smaller
marketers. The risks and opportunities of this industry trend are more fully
discussed within the "Business Segment Review" in Section 2 below. Another
recent trend is for major marketers to take their brand-name products to
market on a global basis. As a result, our customers are becoming more reliant
on global suppliers such as CCL to consistently introduce their new products
to the world marketplace.
Total demand for non-durable personal care, healthcare and household
products is fairly stable as consumers use them on a regular, often daily,
basis. There tends to be less relative volatility in demand for CCL's products
and services compared to many other industries due to this more predictable
and routine consumer usage.
The state of the global economy and geo-political events affect consumer
demand and ultimately our customers' plans. Our customers react to these
issues and competitive activity in their industries as they develop marketing
strategies including the introduction and promotion of new and existing
products. These factors directly influence the demand for CCL's packaging
components of our customers' products. The Company's growth expectations
generally mirror industry trends and the growth of gross domestic product in
each market. CCL also anticipates improving its market share in each market
and category over time.
There is no single competitor in the world that provides the full range
of label and container products and services as CCL. Also, no single
competitor of the CCL Label Division has as great an operating breadth or
geographic range as CCL Label.

C) Our Strategy and Financial Targets

CCL's vision is to increase shareholder value by providing the best total
value to our customers as a successful, growing market leader in specialty
packaging and by building on the strengths of our people, manufacturing skills
and strong international customer relationships. The Company anticipates
increasing its market share in most categories by capitalizing on our
customers' growth, by following market trends such as globalization, by new
product innovation and by further developing existing products.
A key driver in CCL's strategy is "focus". We aspire to be the market
leader and the highest value-added producer for each product line and region
that we choose to cover. CCL does not intend to move into radically different
segments of the packaging industry but rather to expand in existing categories
or in other adjacent areas closely aligned with our existing business
strengths.
The Company's overall strategic focus in this decade has been to maximize
earnings and cash flow from our current operations while developing growth
opportunities through investment in equipment and by innovation in new types
of labelling solutions, containers and tubes. This approach is intended to
allow us to increase market share and to grow internationally with our
customers. The strategy also includes seeking attractively priced
acquisitions. These acquisitions should be within CCL's core competencies and
manufacturing capabilities, enhance geographic expansion, provide new
technologies and products and be immediately accretive to earnings.
In addition, CCL has a continuous focus on maximizing cash flow by
minimizing working capital investment and controlling capital spending with a
view to improving divisional return on investment. Each division is
responsible for developing an action plan, tailored to its specific
opportunities, within this strategic framework.
A key financial target is return on equity. CCL continues to execute its
strategy with a goal of achieving the level of its leading peers in specialty
packaging, currently in the 12-14% range. Return on equity (a non-GAAP
measure; see "Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A
below) has grown from 11.5% in 2002 to 12.5% in 2006 despite the significant
growth in equity as a result of the gain on sale of the North American Custom
Manufacturing ("Custom") in 2005 and the cumulative negative effect of the
stronger Canadian dollar. Management believes that this target level of return
on equity is reasonable.
Another important and related financial target is the long-term growth
rate of earnings per share. Management believes that taking into account both
relatively stable demand for non-durable consumer products and the continuing
benefits from its focused strategies and operational approach, a targeted
growth rate in earnings per share excluding restructuring and other items in
the range of 10% compounded annually is realistic. The Company will continue
to focus on generating cash and to effectively utilize the cash flow generated
by operations and from divestitures. This cash will continue to be invested in
capital additions to take advantage of organic growth opportunities and in
acquisitions that are accretive to earnings per share. If the cash flow
periodically exceeds attractive acquisition opportunities, CCL will also
repurchase its shares provided that the repurchase is accretive to earnings
per share and does not increase financial leverage beyond targeted levels.
Earnings per share from continuing operations, excluding restructuring and
other items and favourable tax settlement and tax benefit on previously
unrecognized tax losses ('favourable tax adjustments') have grown by 19% and
53% in 2006 and 2005, respectively, well in excess of our cumulative target
despite unfavourable currency.
The framework that supports the above two targets is an appropriate level
of financial leverage. Based on the dynamics within the packaging industry and
the risks that higher leverage can bring, CCL has a comfort level of
approximately 45% for its net debt to total book capitalization (a non-GAAP
measure; see "Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A
below). With the recent level of profitability that the Company has
experienced and the current leverage, this would imply that CCL's debt would
firmly fit into the investment-grade category. As at December 31, 2006, net
debt to total book capitalization was 32.7%. The January 2007 ITW transaction
(see "Recent Acquisitions and Dispositions" in Section 1D below) adds
approximately 7% to the net debt to total book capitalization ratio. This
level is below the target range indicating that there is further room for
additional debt without further equity to finance appropriate growth
opportunities.
CCL has also targeted the dividend payout as an important metric. The
Company plans to continue paying dividends equal to 20-25% of earnings
excluding restructuring and other items. Based on 2006 actual results, the
dividend payout ratio was 18%. Consequently, after a review of the 2006
results and considering the cash flow and income budgeted for 2007, the CCL
Board of Directors has declared an increase in the dividend of one cent per
share per quarter from $0.11 to $0.12 per quarter (or $0.48 annualized). If
the new dividend rate were applied to 2006 earnings, excluding restructuring
and other items and favourable tax adjustments, the dividend payout ratio
would be 20%.
The Company believes that the above targets are compatible with each
other and consequently should drive significant shareholder value.
CCL's strategy and its ability to grow and achieve attractive returns for
its shareholders are shaped by key internal and external factors, which are
common to specialty packaging. The key performance driver is our continuous
drive to satisfy our customers, founded on a reputation of quality
manufacturing, competitive cost, innovation, dependability, ethical business
practices and financial stability. CCL believes that it is the highest value-
added producer in most of its businesses and that it is continuing to foster
new product innovations to support customer satisfaction.

D) Recent Acquisitions and Dispositions

In early 2005, the Company recognized that the opportunities for growth
in its specialty packaging businesses were substantial. At that time, CCL was
offered what it considered to be a premium cash price for its Custom business.
The sale of Custom for $273 million in cash had a number of strategic
elements. CCL's focus was further narrowed by its transformation into a pure
specialty packaging company. The proceeds from the sale were to be invested in
the Company's higher growth specialty packaging businesses. These investments
would include accretive acquisitions and capital spending for organic internal
growth and technology enhancements. The sale of Custom also reduced CCL's
financial leverage, the financial risk associated with its dependence on the
U.S. dollar and the international competitive risk of the North American
economy. CCL is now a more internationally positioned company with increased
diversification across the global economy and with exposure to many different
currencies. For financial reporting purposes, Custom is treated as a
discontinued operation.

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CCL has been redeploying the proceeds of the sale of Custom into its
specialty packaging business internally and by way of the following
acquisitions:

- In 2005, CCL completed three European-based label acquisitions
(Steinbeis Packaging, Merroc Ltd. and Inprint Systems) and acquired
the remaining 49% of the CCL-Pachem joint venture.

- In January 2006, the Prodesmaq label business in Brazil was acquired
as CCL's first venture into South America.

- In January 2007, CCL acquired the shrink sleeve and stretch sleeve
business of ITW located in Europe, Brazil and the USA.
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All of these developments, including building new plants in Thailand,
Poland and China, have positioned the Label Division as the global leader for
pressure sensitive labels in the personal care, healthcare, battery, food,
beverage, promotional and specialty categories.
In February 2006, the Company divested the assets of the CCL Dispensing
business in Libertyville, IL as it was deemed to be a non-core minor player in
the global closures market. In October 2006, the label business in Houten, the
Netherlands, was sold, as it was relatively small and serviced primarily local
customers outside of the Label Division's target markets.


E) Consolidated Annual Financial Results

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Selected Financial Information
------------------------------

Results of Consolidated Operations 2006 2005 2004
---------------------------------- ---- ---- ----

Sales $ 1,212.2 $ 1,110.1 $ 913.9
---------- ---------- ----------
---------- ---------- ----------

Income from operations before
undernoted items $ 201.6 $ 170.6 $ 129.6

Depreciation and amortization 74.6 65.4 54.3
Interest expense (net) 21.4 19.9 18.3
---------- ---------- ----------
105.6 85.3 57.0
Restructuring and other items
- net loss (11.5) (17.9) (0.9)
Earnings before income taxes 94.1 67.4 56.1
Income taxes 16.7 17.4 12.1
Net earnings from continuing operations 77.4 50.0 44.0
Net earnings from discontinued
operations, net of tax - 5.3 15.2
Gain on sale of discontinued
operations, net of tax - 108.5 -
---------- ---------- ----------
Net earnings 77.4 163.8 59.2
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---------- ---------- ----------
Per Class B share
Continuing operations 2.41 1.57 1.36
Discontinued operations - 0.17 0.48
Gain on sale of discontinued
operations - 3.36 -
---------- ---------- ----------
Net earnings $ 2.41 $ 5.10 $ 1.84
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Restructuring and other items and
favourable tax adjustment
- net gain (loss) $ 0.04 $ (0.42) $ 0.06
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Diluted earnings $ 2.33 $ 4.97 $ 1.81
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All "per Class B share" amounts in this document are expressed on an
undiluted basis, unless otherwise indicated. Amounts would not be
materially different on a diluted basis.
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Comments on Consolidated Results
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Sales of $1,212.2 million in 2006 compared to $1,110.1 million in 2005,
up a healthy 9%. This comes off a strong year in 2005, with growth of 21% over
the 2004 sales level. Organic growth was a major contributor to the sales
improvement in 2006 in all businesses despite the continued negative influence
of currency translation. In addition, the annualized impact of the 2005
acquisitions and the Prodesmaq acquisition in 2006 also provided a significant
part of the sales growth, offset in part by the two small divestitures in
2006. The sales growth in 2006 of $102.1 million was derived from the
following divisions: Label ($115.1 million), Container ($5.6 million) and Tube
(up $2.9 million in the tube business but more than offset by the disposition
of the dispensing closure business and its 2005 sales of $16.6 million).
ColepCCL's sales were down $4.9 million due to currency translation. In local
currency, sales of ColepCCL were up 3%.
Almost 90% of CCL's sales are from manufacturing operations outside
Canada and then translated into Canadian dollars. During 2006, a number of
important currencies changed value relative to the Canadian dollar. The United
States dollar, the base currency of 37% of CCL's total sales, depreciated by
6% on average for the year 2006 compared to last year. In addition, Europe,
accountable for 44% of CCL's total sales, has seen its primary currency, the
euro, also depreciate against the Canadian dollar in 2006 by 6% on average
versus last year. This trend has carried on from 2005, when both the U.S.
dollar and the euro depreciated 7% against the Canadian dollar. The overall
net depreciation of these currencies in 2006 and 2005 has had a negative
effect on reported sales and net earnings. If the effect of foreign currency
translation and the sales from divestitures were excluded, total sales
increased by 17% in 2006 compared to 2005, including acquisitions.
Divisional operating income in 2006 was $139.7 million, up a very strong
21% from the $115.2 million reported in 2005 and the $82.8 million earned in
2004. This income growth was derived from both existing and acquired
operations despite negative currency influences. The growth in divisional
operating income in 2006 of $24.5 million was generated in Label
($27.9 million), Tube ($1.3 million excluding the dispensing closure
disposition with its $1.0 million income reduction) and ColepCCL
($2.1 million), offset in part by reduced Container operating income of
$5.8 million. All divisions were negatively impacted by currency translation.
In addition, Container was affected by unfavourable currency transactions on
its Canadian operations year-over-year of $2.1 million. Further details on the
divisions follow later in this report.
Corporate expenses in 2006 at $12.7 million were up from $10.0 million in
2005 and $7.5 million in 2004. Certain corporate expenses had been previously
allocated to the disposed Custom business. Major areas of increased corporate
costs in 2006, in addition to the eliminated Custom allocation, were higher
legal, audit, performance-based compensation and other public company costs.
EBITDA before restructuring and other items (a non-GAPP measure; see "Key
Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A below) in 2006 was
$201.6 million, up a strong 18% from the $170.6 million recorded in 2005. The
growth in 2005 was up a substantial 32% from the 2004 level of $129.7 million.
Net interest expense was $21.4 million in 2006, up $1.5 million from the
$19.9 million recorded in 2005 and the $18.3 million of 2004. In 2005 and
2004, interest expense was allocated to discontinued operations, which
accounts for some of the increase in 2006. The other factors in the increase
in net interest costs are higher U.S. floating interest rates and higher
average net debt. The depreciation of the U.S. dollar and the euro over this
period has had the effect of reducing reported interest expense since CCL's
borrowings are primarily impacted by these currencies. Interest expense is net
of interest earned on both short-term investments, and Interest Rate Swap
Agreements ("IRSA") and Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap Agreements
("CCIRSA"). The Company amortized a gain realized on the sale of an IRSA in
2001 until March 2006.
There were a number of restructuring and other items in 2006 for a total
loss of $11.5 million ($10.2 million after tax) as follows:

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- Container Division restructuring - In early 2006, the Company
commenced a senior management restructuring in the Container Division
and incurred severance costs. With new management in place and in
light of changes in the business environment, the Division's capital
assets and spare parts inventory were reviewed and it was determined
that certain of these assets had no future value in the restructured
operations and should not have a carrying value. The total cost of
the Container restructuring was $11.4 million ($7.2 million after
tax).

- In February, the Company sold net assets of its CCL Dispensing
Systems, LLC for $24.4 million in cash and realized a gain of
$1.6 million (net loss of $1.5 million after tax).

- In July, the Company repatriated capital from a foreign subsidiary.
The change in exchange rates from the time the capital was
historically invested until it was returned to Canada gave rise to a
loss of $3.5 million.

- In October, the Company restructured its European label operations,
which included the sale of its label operation in Houten, the
Netherlands, for $2.8 million cash and incurred certain severances
within the Label Division. The gain on sale, net of restructuring
costs, was $0.5 million ($0.7 million after tax).

- In December, the Company recovered $1.3 million related to a loan
amount previously provided for on a disposed operation with no tax
effect.
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The negative earnings impact of these restructuring and other items was
$0.32 per Class B share for the full year 2006. In addition, in December, the
Company recorded favourable tax adjustment of $11.5 million or $0.36 per
share. The net gain of the restructuring and other items and favourable tax
adjustments in 2006 was $0.04 per share.
There were three restructuring and other items in 2005 for a total loss
of $17.9 million ($17.8 million after tax). The Company sold its equity
interest in IntraPac L.P. in exchange for certain real estate of the business
and recorded a loss of $12.7 million ($12.6 million after tax), recorded an
impairment of a ColepCCL property held for sale of $1.4 million and
restructured its Mexican Container business by recording an impairment on
certain equipment and inventory of $3.8 million. Also in 2005, there was a
favourable tax adjustment from previously unrecognized tax losses of
$4.3 million.
The negative earnings impact of the restructuring and other items in 2005
was $0.55 per Class B share. In addition, the favourable tax adjustments in
2005 positively impacted earnings per share by $0.13.
Restructuring and other items amounted to a net loss in 2004 of
$0.9 million before tax but generated a gain of $0.06 per Class B share due to
the favourable income tax effect on certain gains and losses. The
restructuring and other items in 2004 were gains on the sale of the Winnipeg
label business of $4.4 million and the sale of the Leeds, U.K. property, net
of moving costs, of $7.4 million, partially offset by restructuring costs in
the Plastic Packaging business of $9.6 million, and the Label business of $2.1
million, and the foreign exchange loss on the repatriation of capital from
foreign subsidiaries of $1.0 million.
In 2006, the tax rate was 17.7% compared to 25.8% and 21.6%,
respectively, in 2005 and 2004. These effective rates are lower than the
combined Canadian federal and provincial tax rate of 34.1% in 2006, 2005 and
2004. The actual tax rate has been lower in these years due to the benefit of
lower tax rates in foreign subsidiaries net of income and expense items not
subject to tax. In addition, in the fourth quarter of 2006, CCL successfully
settled a significant tax reassessment with a foreign tax authority and
recorded a net reduction in tax of $11.5 million or $0.36 cents per share. The
tax rate would have been 29.9% if the above tax reduction were excluded. The
2005 tax rate would have been 32.3% if the one-time benefit of a previously
unrecognized tax loss due to the sale of Custom were excluded. Nearly 90% of
CCL's sales are manufactured in plants outside of Canada, and the income from
these foreign operations is subject to varying rates of taxation. The Company
has benefited from lower tax rates in these jurisdictions compared to the
combined Canadian federal and provincial rates. The Company's effective tax
rate varies from year to year as a result of the level of income in the
various countries, tax losses not previously recognized, tax reassessments and
income and expense items not subject to tax.
Net earnings for 2006 of $77.4 million compares to $163.8 million in 2005
and $59.2 million in 2004. Net earnings per Class B share amounted to $2.41 in
2006 versus the $5.10 recorded in 2005 and $1.84 in 2004. The fluctuation in
earnings and earnings per Class B share over the three years was due to the
sequential improvement in operational performance and the restructuring and
other items in each year. In particular, 2005 had the benefit of the
significant gain on the sale of Custom of $108.5 million or $3.36 per share.
The negative effect of foreign currency translation, including the
benefit of lower interest costs, has reduced CCL's earnings per share by $0.15
for the year 2006 compared to 2005, and by $0.11 per share in 2005 compared to
2004.
The following table is presented to provide context to the change in the
Company's financial performance including the sale of Custom in 2005. CCL's
strategy was to replace the ongoing income previously generated by Custom and
to continue to grow the income in our existing businesses. The plan to replace
this income by the end of 2006 included investing in its existing businesses
by capital expenditures and accretive acquisitions, generating interest income
on the cash proceeds from the sale, paying down debt and potentially
repurchasing stock at appropriate prices. There have been no share repurchases
since early 2005.
The progress of our earnings growth including the replacement of the
Custom income is of primary importance to our shareholders, lenders, investors
and the financial community. This progress is measured based on earnings per
Class B share from the following table. The gain from the sale of the Custom
business in 2005 is excluded for this purpose. If the net negative impact of
restructuring and other items and the favourable tax adjustments indicated
above were excluded from these results, there is meaningful performance
improvement over this time frame.

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Earnings per Class B shares 2006 2005 2004
--------------------------- ---- ---- ----

From continuing operations $ 2.41 $ 1.57 $ 1.36
From discontinued operations $ - $ 0.17 $ 0.48
Net gain (loss) from restructuring
and other items and favourable tax
adjustments included in
continuing operations(*) $ 0.04 $ (0.42) $ 0.06

(*)Note: this is a non-GAAP measure; see "Key Performance Indicators and
Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A below.
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The sale of Custom required a restatement of results including the
allocation of certain costs between continuing and discontinued operations.
Interest expense was allocated based on the ratio of the net assets employed
in the business (not the proceeds from the sale) to the total net assets of
CCL. The income tax expense was based on Custom operating as an independent
business in Canada and the United States, and incurring income tax at the
appropriate federal, provincial and state tax rates.

F) Seasonality and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

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2006 Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Year
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Sales
Label $ 205.1 $ 191.5 $ 188.1 $ 199.4 $ 784.1
Container 44.4 48.3 41.5 42.1 176.3
Tube 19.1 17.7 17.0 15.3 69.1
ColepCCL 44.6 39.1 46.9 52.1 182.7
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Total sales $ 313.2 $ 296.6 $ 293.5 $ 308.9 $1,212.2
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------

Divisional operating
income
Label $ 29.2 $ 23.2 $ 21.7 $ 26.5 $ 100.6
Container 6.2 5.7 1.9 2.8 16.6
Tube 1.0 1.5 1.4 0.6 4.5
ColepCCL 4.1 3.9 5.0 5.0 18.0
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Contribution from
continuing operations 40.5 34.3 30.0 34.9 139.7
Corporate expenses 3.5 3.2 1.5 4.5 12.7
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
37.0 31.1 28.5 30.4 127.0
Interest expense, net 5.6 5.3 5.3 5.2 21.4
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
31.4 25.8 23.2 25.2 105.6
Restructuring and other
items - net gain (loss) 0.4 (1.0) (3.7) (7.2) (11.5)
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Earnings before
income taxes 31.8 24.8 19.5 18.0 94.1
Income taxes (recovery) 10.7 7.2 5.9 (7.1) 16.7
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Net earnings $ 21.1 $ 17.6 $ 13.6 $ 25.1 $ 77.4
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------

Per Class B share
-----------------
Net earnings $ 0.66 $ 0.54 $ 0.43 $ 0.78 $ 2.41
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Restructuring and other
items and favourable tax
adjustments included in
net earnings - net
gain (loss) $ (0.03) $ (0.03) $ (0.10) $ 0.20 $ 0.04
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2005 Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Year
---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----

Sales
Label $ 157.3 $ 167.2 $ 169.2 $ 175.3 $ 669.0
Container 36.1 44.8 45.4 44.4 170.7
Tube 21.0 20.2 20.8 20.8 82.8
ColepCCL/Custom
Manufacturing 51.3 47.9 46.5 41.9 187.6
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Total sales $ 265.7 $ 280.1 $ 281.9 $ 282.4 $1,110.1
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-------- -------- -------- -------- --------

Divisional operating
income
Label $ 19.1 $ 19.3 $ 19.1 $ 15.2 $ 72.7
Container 5.3 6.0 5.4 5.7 22.4
Tube 0.9 1.1 1.5 0.7 4.2
ColepCCL/Custom
Manufacturing 5.4 4.1 3.6 2.8 15.9
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Contribution from
continuing operations 30.7 30.5 29.6 24.4 115.2

Corporate expense 2.8 3.0 3.2 1.0 10.0
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
27.9 27.5 26.4 23.4 105.2
Interest expense - net 5.3 5.3 4.4 4.9 19.9
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
22.6 22.2 22.0 18.5 85.3
Restructuring and other
items - net loss - (15.5) - (2.4) (17.9)
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Earnings before
income taxes 22.6 6.7 22.0 16.1 67.4
Income taxes 6.5 1.6 6.7 2.6 17.4
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Net earnings from
continuing operations 16.1 5.1 15.3 13.5 50.0
Net earnings from
discontinued operations,
net of tax 3.6 108.7 - 1.5 113.8
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Net earnings $ 19.7 $ 113.8 $ 15.3 $ 15.0 $ 163.8
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Per Class B share
-----------------

Net earnings
- continuing
operations $ 0.50 $ 0.16 $ 0.48 $ 0.43 $ 1.57
Net earnings
- discontinued
Operations 0.11 0.06 - - 0.17
Gain on sale of
discontinued Operations - 3.31 - 0.05 3.36
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Net earnings $ 0.61 $ 3.53 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 5.10
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
-------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Restructuring and other
items and favourable tax
adjustments included
in net earnings
- net loss $ - $ (0.35) $ - $ (0.07) $ (0.42)
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Fourth Quarter Results
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Sales for the fourth quarter of 2006 were $308.9 million, up
$26.5 million or 9% from the $282.4 million recorded in last year's fourth
quarter. This strong sales performance was primarily due to organic growth.
Acquisitions and favourable comparative currency translation, primarily the
euro, were also positive factors offset in part by dispositions. The growth in
sales came from the Label Division ($24.1 million) and ColepCCL
($10.2 million), which were partly offset by the Container Division
($2.3 million) and the Tube Division ($5.5 million of which $4.8 million was
due to the sale of the dispensing closure business).
In the fourth quarter results, currency translation was mixed with a 3%
decline in the U.S. dollar compared to last year but with a 5% improvement in
the euro based on the quarterly average. The year-over-year decline in
Container and Tube was partly due to the decline in the U.S. dollar while both
Label and ColepCCL benefited from currency translation overall.
Divisional operating income in the fourth quarter of 2006 was
$34.9 million, up $10.5 million or a substantial 43% over the fourth quarter
of 2005. This income growth was derived from acquisitions and existing
operations with only a modest net currency influence. This growth came from
Label ($11.2 million) and ColepCCL ($2.2 million), which were offset in part
by Container ($2.8 million) and Tube ($0.1 million due in part to the sale of
the dispensing closure business). Currency transactions negatively impacted
Container by $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2006.
Corporate expenses were up by $3.5 million due to higher performance-
related bonuses, higher legal, audit and other public company costs in 2006,
and due to risk management expense recoveries recorded in 2005.
EBITDA before restructuring and other items (a non-GAAP measure; see "Key
Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A below) in the
fourth quarter was $50.3 million, up $10.6 million or 27% from the
$39.7 million recorded last year.
Net interest expense of $5.2 million in this year's fourth quarter was up
by $0.3 million from last year due primarily to higher U.S. short-term
interest rates.
Restructuring and other items in the fourth quarter of 2006 totalled a
net loss of $7.2 million ($3.6 million after tax). The restructuring and other
items, the details of which were explained earlier under the annual financial
results, consisted of Container restructuring of $9.0 million ($5.6 million
after tax), offset in part by a $1.3 million recovery related to a loan amount
previously provided for on a disposed operation with no tax effect and the
gain on the sale of Houten, the Netherlands operation of $0.5 million
($0.7 million after tax).
Restructuring and other items in the fourth quarter of 2005 were a loss
of $2.4 million ($2.4 million after tax) due to a loss on sale of a ColepCCL
property of $1.4 million and an adjustment in the loss on sale of a container
business to IntraPac of $1.0 million.
Tax expense in the fourth quarter of 2006 was a net recovery of
$7.1 million due primarily to the favourable settlement with a foreign tax
authority for a net of $10.1 million. Excluding the favourable tax adjustment
of $10.1 million for the quarter, the tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2006
would have been 17%. This is lower than the average year's rate due primarily
to the non-taxable nature of certain restructuring and other items in the
fourth quarter and higher earnings in lower taxed jurisdictions. The tax rate
in the fourth quarter of 2005 was 16% due to higher earnings in lower taxed
jurisdictions and the utilization of a previously unrecognized loss carry-
forward.
Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2006 were $25.1 million, up 67%
from the $15.0 million earned in last year's comparable quarter.
Earnings per Class B share were $0.78, up 63% from the $0.48 earned in
fourth quarter 2005. Unfavourable currency translation reduced earnings per
share compared to last year by $0.02 per share.
Restructuring and other items in the fourth quarter of 2006 negatively
affected earnings per share by $0.12. This was more than offset by the
favourable tax adjustments of $0.32 per share. In the fourth quarter of 2005,
restructuring and other items were a net loss of $0.07 per share. Also in the
fourth quarter of 2005, a $1.5 million favourable adjustment was made to the
gain on sale of Custom or $0.05 per share.
The following table provides context to the comparative performance of
the business. If the impact of restructuring and other items and the
favourable tax adjustments were excluded from these results, there is good
improvement over the prior year's performance.

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4th Quarter
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Earnings per Class B shares 2006 2005 2004
--------------------------- ---- ---- ----
From continuing operations $ 0.78 $ 0.43 $ 0.30
From discontinued operations $ - $ 0.05 $ 0.13
Net gain (loss) from restructuring
and other items and favourable tax
adjustments included in continuing
operations(*) $ 0.20 $ (0.07) $ (0.07)

(*)Note: this is a non-GAAP measure; see "Key Performance Indicators and
Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A below.
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Summary of Seasonality and Quarterly Results
--------------------------------------------
Sales and net earnings comparability between the quarters of 2006 and
2005 have been primarily affected by the general overall improvement in
operations, the negative impact of weakening foreign currencies relative to
the Canadian dollar, the dates of acquisitions and divestitures, and the
effect and timing of restructuring and other items.
The Label Division has experienced strong demand since the beginning of
2004 in its existing and newly acquired operations. There was a mild downturn
in the North American personal care business beginning in mid-second quarter
through the third quarter of 2006, but business finished the year strongly in
the fourth quarter. Return on sales for the year (a non-GAAP measure; see "Key
Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A below) in 2003 was
8.2% but has grown to 10.9% in 2004 and 2005 and now 12.8% for 2006. This
margin improvement is due to the incremental volume, combined with the
increased sales of higher margin products and improved efficiencies. This
level of return combined with the volume growth, reflects the Division's
strategy of capitalizing each operation with world-class equipment and
servicing our international customers on a global basis for their unique
product needs.
The Container Division's sales and income had shown good growth in the
last three years into the second quarter of 2006. Prior to this time, sales of
aluminum aerosol and bottle products had been very strong with sales backlogs
persisting despite the addition of significant and expensive new capacity. By
the second quarter of 2006, the impact on the industry of meaningfully higher
aluminum costs combined with significantly lower volumes of higher margin
beverage containers resulted in lower order intake production volumes and
subsequently profit margins in the third quarter. With less hedging in place,
the Division incurred higher aluminum costs that it could not completely pass
on to all of our customers. The stronger Canadian dollar also reduced the
profitability of the Canadian operation. The high order backlog had created an
upward income trend until June, offset in part by the cost of outsourcing
production, the inefficiencies associated with the start-up of new production
lines, and the negative effect of currency on the Division's Canadian
operations and the translated results of its U.S. operations. In 2006, the
Division also incurred restructuring costs, as described earlier, with a
change of management at the beginning of the year resulting in actions to
improve operations and asset utilization. A major portion of the restructuring
was recorded in the fourth quarter. Return on sales for the year was reduced
to 9.5% in 2006 versus 13.1% in 2005.
The Tube Division has experienced good sales and income growth throughout
the last two years. With new management in place, volume was stabilized going
into 2005 and the business returned to profitability and has improved its
customer service performance. With improved volumes, lower operating costs and
improved efficiencies, this segment is expected to continue to show profit
improvement in 2007. The sale of CCL Dispensing in February 2006 has reduced
operating income modestly, partially offsetting the improved profitability in
the remaining tube business. Return on sales for the year for the Tube
Division of 6.5% in 2006 improved from the 5.1% level in 2005.
The ColepCCL joint venture was created in mid-July 2004. The creation of
this joint venture has allowed the Company to merge its relatively less
profitable operations in Germany and the U.K. with our partners in Portugal,
Spain and Poland. Their locations were in lower cost jurisdictions in Europe
and were more profitable than the CCL operations. The merged operations have
demonstrated good growth and have achieved business synergies. There was a
slowdown in the Custom Manufacturing unit of the business in the first half of
2006, but volumes and profitability improved in the last half of the year. The
can manufacturing business remained strong and continued to generate good
profit margins. Operating income for 2006 was $18.0 million in 2006 versus
$15.9 million in 2005. Return on sales for 2006 was 9.9% compared to 8.5% in
2005.
Total year-to-date net earnings for CCL for 2006 were down 52.7% from
2005 due primarily to the impact after tax, of the gain on sale of Custom in
2005, partially offset by improved operational performance in 2006 versus
2005. On a trend basis, the fourth quarter of 2006 was generally strong.
Despite the negative impact of currency, earnings growth over the last two
years from continuing operations overall has achieved management's
expectations with the exception of Container.

2) BUSINESS SEGMENT REVIEW
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A) General

All divisions invest significant capital and management effort in their
facilities in order to develop world-class manufacturing operations with
spending allocated to cost reduction projects, the development of innovative
products, the maintenance and expansion of existing capacity and the
continuous improvement in health and safety in the workplace, including
environmental activities. In the last three years, CCL's capital spending was
significantly higher than its depreciation expense in order to take advantage
of new market opportunities and to improve infrastructure and operating
performance. Capital spending is more fully discussed in the Divisions'
sections below.
Although each division is a leader in market share or has a significant
position in the markets they serve, they also operate in a mature and
competitive environment. In recent years, consumer products and healthcare
companies have experienced steady pressure to maintain or even reduce their
prices to their major retail and distribution customers. Consumer product and
healthcare customers, and their retail and distribution customers, are
experiencing consolidation in their industries. This has, in turn, resulted in
a discipline to reduce costs in order to maintain reasonable profit margins at
each level throughout the supply chain. The acceleration in commodity cost
growth, such as for aluminum, has created serious challenges to meet the
pricing concerns of our customers. This dynamic has been an ongoing challenge
for CCL and its competitors, requiring greater control and reductions in cost
structures. Unlike some of its competitors, CCL has the financial strength to
invest in the equipment and innovation necessary to constantly strive to be
the highest value-added producer in the industry.
The cost of many of the key raw material inputs for CCL, such as resins,
aluminum, film, paper, inks and chemicals are dependent on the economics
within the petro-chemical and energy industries, and recent significant
fluctuations in the cost of these inputs have affected the Company's
profitability. Over the past couple of years, an increase in global demand has
caused a tremendous increase and instability in the cost of these commodities
to each business unit. CCL generally has the ability, due to its size and the
use of long-term contracts with both our suppliers and customers, to moderate
fluctuations in costs from its suppliers and to pass on price increases to our
customers to recover such increases. The success of the business is dependent
on each business managing the cost and price equation with suppliers and
customers. The cost of aluminum has doubled over the last two years. Since it
is the largest component of our Container Division's costs, the ability to
fully recover these large cost increases from customers who are accustomed to
more stable pricing continues to be a challenge.
Most of our facilities are located in centres with adequate skilled
labour, resulting in moderate pressure on wage rates and employee benefits.
CCL's labour costs are competitive in each of the geographies in which it does
business. The Company uses a combination of annual and long-term incentive
plans specifically designed for corporate, divisional and plant staff to focus
key employees on the objectives of achieving annual business plans and
creating shareholder value through growth, innovation, cost reductions and
cash flow generation.
A driver common to all divisions for maximizing operating profitability
is the discipline of pricing orders based on size, including consideration for
fluctuations in raw materials and packaging costs, manufacturing efficiency
and available capacity. This approach facilitates effective asset utilization
and optimal profitability. Efficiency is generally benchmarked per production
line against a target such as "throughput of quality product" and per order
against scrap and output standards. Total utilization versus capacity
available per production line or facility is also used to manage certain
segments of the business. In most of the Company's operations, each shipment
is measured based on actual production costs to calculate the amount of actual
profit margin earned and return on sales. This process ensures that pricing
and production performance is aligned in meeting the profit margin targets.
Performance measures used by the divisions that are critical to meeting
their strategic objectives and financial targets are return on sales, cash
flow, days working capital employed and return on investment. Measures used at
the corporate level include operating income, return on sales, EBITDA, net
debt to total capitalization, return on equity and earnings per share (non-
GAAP measures; see "Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in
Section 5A below). Growth in earnings per share is a key metric. In addition,
the Company also monitors earnings per share before restructuring and other
items since the timing and extent of restructuring and other items do not
reflect or relate to the Company's ongoing and future potential operating
performance. Performance measures are primarily measured against a combination
of prior year, budget, industry standards or other benchmarks to promote
continuous improvement in each business and process.
Management believes it has both the financial and non-financial
resources, and the internal control and reporting systems and processes in
place to execute its strategy, manage key performance drivers and deliver
targeted financial results. In addition, the Company's internal audit function
provides another discipline to ensure that its disclosure controls and
procedures, and internal controls over financial reporting will be assessed on
a regular basis against current corporate standards of effectiveness and
compliance.
CCL is not heavily dependent upon specialized manufacturing equipment.
Most of the manufacturing equipment employed by the divisions can be sourced
from many different suppliers. Our competitive advantage is based primarily on
our customer service and process technology, the know-how of our people and
the ability to develop proprietary tooling and manufacturing techniques.
However, some new manufacturing lines, particularly for the Container
Division, take many months for suppliers to construct, and any delays in
delivery and/or commissioning can have an impact on customer expectations and
plant profitability. The Company also uses strategic partnerships as a method
of obtaining proprietary technology in order to support growth plans and
expand its product offerings.
The expertise of our employees is a key element to achieving CCL's
business plans. This know-how is broadly distributed throughout the business
and its nearly 50 facilities; therefore, the Company is generally not at risk
of losing its competency through the loss of any particular employee or group
of employees. Employee skills are constantly being developed through on-the-
job training and external technical education, and are enhanced by our culture
of considering creative alternative applications and processes for our
manufactured products.
The nature of the research carried out by the divisions can best be
characterized as application or process development. As a leader in specialty
packaging, the Company spends meaningful resources assisting customers with
product development and developing innovative containers and labels. While
customers regularly come to CCL with concepts and request assistance in
developing a commercial packaging solution, the Company also takes innovative
packaging concepts to its customers. Company and customer information is
protected through the use of confidentiality agreements and by limiting access
to the manufacturing facilities.
The Company continues to invest time and capital to upgrade and expand
its business systems. This investment is critical to keep pace with customer
requirements and to gain or maintain a competitive edge. The Container and
Tube Divisions require and have the capability for supply chain web-based
integration with their customers and suppliers. While the systems of the Label
Division do not require the same degree of sophistication due to the lesser
requirements of its customers, the Division does communicate with many
customers and suppliers through the Internet, particularly when transferring
and confirming printing layouts, designs and colours.

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Divisional Financial Results
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2006 2005 2004
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Divisional sales
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Label $ 784.1 $ 669.0 $ 505.5
Container 176.3 170.7 130.3
Tube 69.1 82.8 82.4
ColepCCL / Custom Manufacturing 182.7 187.6 195.7
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Total sales from continuing
operations $ 1,212.2 $ 1,110.1 $ 913.9
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Sales from discontinued
operations $ - $ 246.8 $ 604.6
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Income from operations
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Label $ 100.6 $ 72.7 $ 55.0
Container 16.6 22.4 17.9
Tube 4.5 4.2 (0.7)
ColepCCL / Custom Manufacturing 18.0 15.9 10.6
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Divisional operating income from
continuing operations $ 139.7 $ 115.2 $ 82.8
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Operating income from
discontinued operations $ - $ 9.1 $ 26.6
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Comments on Income from Continuing Operations
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The above summary includes the results of acquisitions and segregates the
effect of discontinued operations on reported sales and operating income.
Divisional operating income in 2006 increased to $139.7 million from
$115.2 million in 2005, up a strong 21%. Primary contributors to the
improvement were generally stronger demand in most divisions, accretive
acquisitions and improved profit margins in all divisions except Container.
Return on sales has grown to 11.5% in 2006 from 10.4% in 2005 and 9.1% in
2004. These results were achieved despite the negative translation effect of
the stronger Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar and European
currencies in 2005, discussed previously. This comparative result was also
negatively affected by the weaker U.S. dollar on currency transactions from
the Canadian operation of the Container Division also described above. In
2005, divisional operating income from continuing operations increased by
$32.4 million compared to 2004. The major reason for this increase was the
higher sales volumes and operating income generated by the Label Division due
to acquisitions, organic growth and improved efficiencies. The Container
Division contributed to this improvement on higher volumes as new lines added
capacity and the Tube Division returned to profitability under new management
with a cost and margin focus. The formation of the ColepCCL joint venture in
July 2004 accounted for the improved performance in 2005 due to the synergies
created by the merger. Prior to the merger, the profitability of the two
plants in the United Kingdom and Germany formerly owned by CCL was
significantly lower than the merged joint venture.
In 2006, the Company separated the Container segment into Container and
Tube to more closely represent the current management structure and provide
more relevant information to the Company's stakeholders. The new Container
segment manufactures aluminum aerosol containers while the Tube segment
manufactures plastic tubes.

B) Label Division

Overview

The Label Division is the leading North American, Latin American,
European and Asian producer of innovative label solutions for consumer product
marketing companies in the personal and beauty care, food and beverage,
battery, household, chemical and promotional segments of the industry, and
also supplies major pharmaceutical, healthcare and industrial chemical
companies. The Division's product lines include pressure sensitive, shrink
sleeve, stretch sleeve, in-mould and expanded content labels and
pharmaceutical instructional leaflets. It currently operates from 44
facilities located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil,
the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Italy,
Poland, China and Thailand. Included in the above are the four plants acquired
from ITW on January 26, 2007, one each in Austria and Brazil and two in the
United Kingdom.
This Division operates within a sector of the packaging industry made up
of a very large number of competitors who manufacture a vast array of product
information and identification labels. There are many other label categories
that do not fall within the Division's target market. The Company believes
that the Label Division is the largest player in its global label markets.
Competition mainly comes from single plant operations that compete in local
markets with CCL's business. There are a few multi-plant competitors in
individual countries but there is no major competitor that has plants both in
Europe and North America that has the global reach of CCL Label.
CCL Label's mission is to be the global supply chain leader of innovative
premium package and promotional label solutions for the world's largest
consumer product, battery, food and beverage, and healthcare companies. It
aspires to do this from regional facilities that focus on specific customer
groups, products and manufacturing technologies in order to maximize
management's expertise and manufacturing efficiencies to enhance customer
satisfaction. The Label Division is expected to continue to grow and expand
its global reach through acquisitions, joint ventures and greenfield start-
ups.
In 2005, the Division made three acquisitions (Steinbeis Packaging,
Merroc Ltd. and Inprint Systems), acquired the remaining 49% of the CCL-Pachem
joint venture, and opened new sites in Poland and China. These developments
were primarily in Europe and have allowed the Division to create meaningful
market share in this important region in combination with its prior
acquisitions since entering this market in 2002.
The Steinbeis acquisition in January 2005 added alkaline battery labels
as a key product line for the Division, with a significant manufacturing
presence in Germany and smaller operations in France, the U.S and China. These
acquired operations added further credibility to CCL Label with German-based
global consumer product companies and with international battery marketers.
CCL Label is now the world market leader in alkaline battery labels.
The purchase of the remaining portion of the CCL-Pachem joint venture in
August 2005 and the acquisition of the Merroc Ltd. business in Scotland
further enhanced the Division's position in the food, beverage and specialty
label segments in Europe.
The acquisition of Inprint Systems in September 2005 added further
critical mass in the specialty healthcare label product line primarily in
Europe with plants in England, the Netherlands, Italy and the U.S.
In January 2006, the Division acquired Prodesmaq in Brazil as its first
venture into South America, thereby creating, in conjunction with existing
plants in Mexico and Puerto Rico, a significant presence in the Latin American
pressure sensitive label market. Prodesmaq serves many of the Division's
global customers in the home and personal care, healthcare and premium food
and beverage categories.
As indicated above, in January 2007, CCL acquired the sleeve label
business of ITW with four plants located in Europe and Brazil, and with a
sales and distribution office in the U.S. The Division had previously been a
small player in the sleeve market but with this acquisition, CCL will be
positioned as one of the leading global players in this fast growing segment
of the label industry. ITW serves many of the Division's key global customers
in the food, beverage, home and personal care markets and in 2007, the
Division will be focused on integrating the business into the CCL Label
network.
In October 2006, the Division sold its small non-core label business in
Houten, the Netherlands, as it serviced primarily local customers outside of
Label's target markets.
All of the above developments have positioned the Label Division as the
global leader for pressure sensitive labels within our multinational customer
base in the personal care, healthcare, battery, food, beverage and specialty
label categories.
The Division considers demand for traditional pressure sensitive labels,
particularly in North America and Western Europe, to be reasonably mature and,
as such, will continue to focus its expansion plans on innovative and higher
growth product lines with a continued view to improving overall profitability.
In Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, there is a higher level of
predicted growth including opportunities for the Division to improve market
share and profitability.
The Division produces labels from polyolefin films and paper sourced from
converters using raw material from the petrochemical and paper industries. CCL
Label is generally able to mitigate the cost volatility of these components
due to a combination of purchasing leverage, agreements with suppliers and its
ability to pass on these cost increases to customers.
There is a close alignment in label demand to consumer demand for non-
durable goods. Management believes that growth in excess of industry demand
can be attained over the next few years through its focused strategy by
capitalizing on customer trends.
Our global customers are limiting the number of suppliers, are expecting
a full range of product offerings in more geographies, are requiring more
integration into their supply chain at a global level, and are concerned with
the integrity of their products and the protection of their brands,
particularly in markets where counterfeit products are an issue. These issues
negatively affect many of our competitors plus the fact that high-end premium
packaging requires significant investment in innovation, printing equipment
and technology. Trusted and reliable suppliers are important considerations
for global consumer product companies and the major pharmaceutical companies.

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Label Financial Performance

2006 % Growth 2005 % Growth 2004
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Sales $784.1 17% $669.0 32% $505.5
Operating Income $100.6 38% $ 72.7 32% $ 55.0
Return on Sales 12.8% 10.9% 10.9%
>>


The 2006 results include the acquisition of Prodesmaq in January and the
disposition of Houten in October. The 2005 performance includes the results of
Steinbeis Packaging acquired in January, the acquisition of the remaining 49%
of the CCL-Pachem joint venture in August, the results of Merroc Ltd. also
acquired in August, and Inprint Systems acquired in September. The 2004
performance includes the results of Graphiques Apex Inc. acquired in July and
the results of the Winnipeg Label business up until its sale in July. Sales in
2006 increased 17% to $784.1 million from $669.0 million in 2005 after having
increased in 2005 by 32% from the $505.5 million level recorded in 2004. As
noted earlier, the significant strengthening of the Canadian dollar in 2006,
2005 and 2004 has had a negative effect on reported sales and operating
income.
Sales growth in 2006 was driven primarily by acquisitions as they
accounted for 16% of the increase with organic growth contributing a healthy
8% of the improvement, offset in part by negative currency translation. The
Division continued to experience volume gains with global customers that are
launching many new products in the personal care markets in North America,
Europe and now Asia. A negative trend continues to be customer consolidation
and retailer power including the pressure for cost savings throughout the
supply chain. The North American personal care business had modest growth in
2006 over 2005 after experiencing soft market conditions in the middle of the
year. The North American healthcare business was much stronger in 2006 as it
has taken time for our customers to direct more volume to CCL as they become
more comfortable with our increased capabilities, product range and world-
class plants. Developing and producing new business in healthcare takes more
time than other categories due to the strict regulatory nature of the
pharmaceutical industry. The North American specialty business experienced
good sales growth in agricultural-chemical and promotional labels.
In Latin America, the Mexican operation continues to penetrate the market
and anticipates further growth along with the region's economy. A new larger
plant to replace the existing operation is underway to capitalize on these
opportunities. The Brazilian Prodesmaq operation acquired in January turned in
impressive sales and operating income results, particularly in the last two
quarters of the year. The Mexican and Brazilian operations are working
together to enhance growth in Latin America. The Brazilian business had been
predominantly personal care but is expanding into beverage and healthcare as
it becomes more integrated into the CCL network. In addition, with the
acquisition of ITW in January 2007, management in Brazil will be responsible
for integrating and growing the sleeve business in the region.
In Europe, the personal care business had modest sales growth. The
healthcare and specialty businesses, generally stable in most locations while
maintaining excellent profit margins, benefited from the sales growth enjoyed
by the former Inprint locations. The beverage business in Western and Eastern
Europe started from a small base but continues to grow significantly with new
applications with large beverage customers. The battery business is now
managed on a global basis including the large operation in Meerane, Germany, a
smaller operation in the U.S. and an operation in Hefei, China. Sales growth
in batteries worldwide was modest.
In Asia, sales growth in Thailand was very strong as there are now three
global customers that are serviced from this facility. The greenfield
operation in Guangzhou, China completed customer qualifications in the second
quarter and is now servicing two global customers in that market.
Operating income of $100.6 million in 2006 was 38% higher than the
$72.7 million recorded in 2005, which was 32% higher than the $55.0 million of
2004. Return on sales was 12.8% in 2006 compared to 10.9% in each of 2005 and
2004. This growth in operating income and return on sales has been achieved
due to the higher annualized contribution of the acquisitions, primarily
Brazil, the shift in focus to higher margin products and markets, the global
growth from the Division's relationships with international customers, and the
continuing strategy to replace and upgrade existing manufacturing equipment in
order to broaden product capabilities and improve operating efficiencies.
The Label Division invested $100.4 million in capital spending in 2006
after spending $96.0 million in 2005 and $46.7 million in 2004 to expand its
manufacturing base in current and new markets. Major expenditures include
building new plants in Mexico, Robbinsville, NJ and Memphis, TN, and
outfitting many of our locations, particularly recently built plants, with new
label presses and associated manufacturing equipment. Depreciation and
amortization amounted to $48.7 million in 2006 compared to $39.0 million in
2005 and $28.6 million in 2004. Over the last few years, the Division has been
replacing and upgrading its infrastructure with new plants and modernizations.
There are a few remaining facilities that require an upgrade but the majority
of the modernization program is complete. A non-binding agreement to sell the
valuable existing Memphis, TN property is in place and should be completed in
2007. The Division is expected to continue to grow the business by spending
capital to broaden its product offerings internationally and to reduce
operating costs.
In January 2007, the Label Division acquired the sleeve label business of
ITW for approximately $107 million in cash with no debt assumed. In 2006, ITW
had sales of $87 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $19 million, in
line with CCL's Label business.

C) Container Division

Overview

The Container Division is a leading manufacturer of specialty containers
for the consumer products industry in North America and Mexico. The key
product line is recyclable aluminum aerosol cans and bottles for the personal
care and beverage industries. It operates from three plants located in the
United States, Canada and Mexico. The Division functions in a competitive
environment, which includes imports and the ability of customers, in some
cases, to shift a product to an alternative package or to other manufacturers.
The strategic plan for this Division includes growing market share
through manufacturing excellence, exceeding customer expectations and
innovation. The Division invests significant resources in the development of
innovative containers such as its highly decorated and shaped aluminum cans
and bottles and the development of barrier packs. The commercialization of the
aluminum beverage bottle and the shaped aerosol can were derived from this
effort. As the demand for these new higher value products has grown, the
Division dedicates new lines and/or adapts existing lines to their production
and had been acquiring new lines in order to meet expected overall market
requirements and to maximize manufacturing efficiencies.
Aluminum represents a significant variable cost for this Division.
Aluminum is a commodity that is supplied by a limited number of global
producers and is traded in the market by financial investors and speculators.
The recent upward trajectory and volatility in aluminum prices (doubling in
the last couple of years) had a significant impact on our manufacturing costs,
necessitating increased selling prices to our customers.
The Division historically had used a general hedging program, since
aluminum trades as a commodity on the London Metals Exchange ("LME"), in
combination with fixed price contracts with a number of its significant
customers, to try to moderate the fluctuations in the cost of aluminum in
order to reduce the volatility of its profit margins. However, with the
dramatic run-up of aluminum costs over the last two years, it has been
difficult to get customers to commit to fixed cost pricing and also has been a
difficult decision for management to lock-in aluminum costs for long time
periods at these historically record levels. Consequently, the Division has
been attempting to pass on these dramatically higher costs to its customers
with limited success and has experienced lower profit margins. A portion of
its estimated requirements have been hedged with futures contracts on the LME
below current market prices totalling US$4.4 million for year 2007.
Approximately 10% of the Division's estimated 2007 aluminum requirements have
been hedged. The unrealized gain on the aluminum futures contracts as at
December 31, 2006 was $4.5 million.
Management believes the market for aluminum containers has a solid
foundation. In the short term, the development and roll out of new aerosol
products has moderated, and beverage bottles have been cut back significantly.
Although our customers and the consumer have high satisfaction levels with
this package, the current high cost makes it meaningfully more expensive than
some other containers in different formats and materials. The biggest risk for
the Division's business base relates to customers importing similar containers
or shifting their products into containers of other materials such as steel or
glass, leading to a loss in market share. However, certain products and
delivery systems can only be provided in an aluminum container. The relative
cost of steel versus aluminum containers does impact the marketers' choice of
container and may cause volume gains or losses if customers decide to change
from one product form to another.
In North America, there is only one other competitor in the extruded
aluminum container business. CCL believes that it is the largest supplier in
its market and has in excess of 50% market share. Other competition comes from
South American, European and Asian imports.
The success of new products promoted heavily in the market will have a
material impact on the Division's sales and profitability. Beverage products
packaged in our shaped re-sealable aluminum bottle, for example, are directly
impacted by the success or failure of these new products in the market.
Another growth opportunity is the possibility of acquiring market share from
competitors in existing product lines.
Up until early 2006, the Division had not been able to keep up with
market demand in the aluminum container business for many years. With both CCL
and its major competitors adding significant manufacturing capacity and with
softness in market demand, there is now excess capacity to be filled.
In early 2006, the Company commenced the reorganization of the Container
business by bringing in a new management team to improve operational
effectiveness and to be more responsive to its customers. During the year,
overhead was downsized and severance costs were incurred. With the reduced
volume levels, management reviewed its asset base and determined that certain
production equipment and spare parts inventory were not required for future
production and were therefore deemed obsolete and written-off. These
restructuring activities were recorded as restructuring and other items.

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Container Financial Performance

2006 % Growth 2005 % Growth 2004
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Sales $176.3 3% $170.7 31% $130.3
Operating Income $ 16.7 (25)% $ 22.4 25% $ 17.9
Return on Sales 9.5% 13.1% 13.7%
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Sales increased by 3% in 2006 after a strong 31% increase in 2005
relative to 2004. Both of these comparatives were negatively impacted by
currency translation. The Division had experienced strong growth in aluminum
aerosol and beverage containers in 2005 as volume increases absorbed all of
the added capacity installed in the last year. With the impact of higher
aluminum costs and reduced demand for beverage containers in particular, the
Division experienced lower overall sales volumes.
Operating income of $16.7 million in 2006 was down a substantial 25% from
the record $22.4 million recorded in 2005 and below the $17.9 million level of
2004. Return on sales has fallen from the 13% range in the prior two years to
9.5% in 2006. Profitability was dramatically affected in 2006 by lower margins
caused by increased aluminum costs, higher depreciation and overhead costs
related to the installation of new lines and the excess capacity that was
created, and negative currency translation and transactions. In 2005, despite
negative currency translation, additional sales volume at good margins gave
rise to a 25% increase in operating income over 2004.
The Penetanguishene, Ontario plant sells more than 95% of its production
to the United States market. The plant hedges some of its U.S. dollar sales by
entering into forward exchange contracts. Since the U.S. dollar has continued
to weaken, the negative impact of currency transactions on operating income
was $2.1 million in 2006 compared to 2005, and $3.1 million in 2005 compared
to 2004.
The outlook for aluminum container products continues to be uncertain
into 2007 and is dependent on the Division's ability to secure price increases
with key customers based on changes in aluminum costs and on securing new
business with certain beverage accounts that could add incremental volume and
thereby assist in reducing excess manufacturing capacity.
In 2006, the Division spent $34.4 million to maintain and expand its
manufacturing base compared to the $36.2 million and $32.8 million spent in
2005 and 2004, respectively. Over the last four years, the Division has spent
a significant portion of this capital on the purchase and installation of six
high-speed aluminum container production lines in Canada and the U.S. with a
seventh scheduled for delivery in mid-2007. Payments have been made on this
line, which is planned to be installed in the new Mexican plant. In addition,
expansion of capacity for our 'bag-in-can' aerosols was undertaken to service
this growing market niche. Depreciation and amortization in 2006 amounted to
$10.6 million compared to $9.2 million in 2005 and $8.1 million in 2004.

D) Tube Division

Overview

The Tube Division is a leading manufacturer of highly decorated extruded
tubes for the personal care and cosmetics industry in North America and
Mexico. It operates from two plants located in the United States and shares a
facility in Mexico with the Container Division. The Division operates in a
dynamic competitive environment, which includes imports and the ability of
customers, in some cases, to shift a product to an alternative package or to
other manufacturers. Since the business now operates under separate management
from the Container Division, and because CCL wanted to provide more visibility
on the development of the Tube Division, commencing at the beginning of 2006,
the Tube operation has been reported as a separate business segment.
The strategic plan for the Tube Division is based on market share growth
through manufacturing excellence, exceeding customer expectations and
innovation. The Division has invested in equipment that improves the quality
of the tube, particularly the detailed graphics that appeal to marketers of
high-end products. Under new management since 2004, the Division has worked to
improve its quality and delivery performance and has regained its position in
the marketplace after disappointing its customers in prior years. The market
growth in specialty cosmetics and other personal care and beauty products is a
further opportunity for the business to continue its upward trend in sales and
profitability.
There are a handful of competitors to the Tube Division in North America.
CCL believes that it is the third largest supplier in its markets and has
about 15-20% market share in North America.
In early February 2006, the Division sold its non-core dispensing closure
business (CCL Dispensing) in Libertyville, IL to an industry leader in
closures. The business was deemed to be non-core as it was a small player in
the global closures market. This divestiture has allowed the Division to focus
on the decorated plastic tube segment.
Polyethylene resins and polypropylene caps and closures represent
significant variable costs for this Division. There is no viable hedging
available for plastic resins. During 2005, prices for resins rose
substantially and have been volatile in 2006. The Division relies on contracts
with suppliers to control costs, and contracts with customers to control
prices and to be able to pass on price increases for costs such as resin. The
industry has traditionally been able to pass on these cost increases over a
period of time.
Performance in the plastic tube business has improved substantially under
new management in the last two years with more effective operations, new
world- class decorating equipment and a return to profitability as customer
confidence continues to be restored. The Division continues to believe that
some North American plastic tube competitors are not well regarded by their
customers, particularly in comparison to global competitors. This dynamic
provides an opportunity for CCL to increase its plastic tube market share and
profitability as it improves its manufacturing processes and reputation.

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Tube Financial Performance

2006 % Growth 2005 % Growth 2004
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Sales $ 69.1 (17)% $ 82.8 0% $ 82.4
Operating Income $ 4.5 7% $ 4.2 Not $ (0.7)
meaningful
Return on Sales 6.5% 5.1% (0.8)%
>>


Sales and operating income in 2005 and 2004 included results of the
dispensing closure business sold in January 2006 as previously described.
Sales in 2006 were down 17% over 2005 but excluding the sale of CCL Dispensing
and currency translation, sales were up in the Tube Division by 9% and
operating income was higher by $1.6 million or 48% higher than in 2005. The
Tube Division operated at a significant loss in 2004 due to lower sales and
margins and operating inefficiencies.
Return on sales has grown in 2006 to 6.5% from 5.1% in 2005 and negative
territory in 2004 as a result of volume gains, improved manufacturing
practices and higher quality new printing equipment installations.
The outlook for 2007 sales is good, with new customers and new products
expected to generate a continuation of the growth in sales and profitability.
In 2006, the Division spent $9.7 million to maintain and expand its
manufacturing base including new tube printing equipment and tube
manufacturing lines compared to the $9.5 million and $12.1 million spent in
2005 and 2004, respectively. Depreciation and amortization in 2006 amounted to
$7.1 million compared to $8.6 million in 2005 and $9.6 million in 2004.

E) ColepCCL Joint Venture

Overview

The ColepCCL joint venture, 40% owned by CCL, is a leading provider of
manufacturing and other value-added outsourcing services to international and
national consumer product companies in Europe. It produces a wide range of
personal care, cosmetic, over-the-counter medicated and household products in
aerosol, liquid, cream, lotion and paste formats. In addition, ColepCCL
manufactures steel aerosol, food and general line cans and plastic containers.
In 2003, the former CCL Custom Manufacturing plants in Scunthorpe, U.K.
and Laupheim, Germany were well respected by international marketers but were
facing competitive pressure from other contract manufacturers located in lower
cost jurisdictions, such as Colep Europe. In July 2004, CCL completed the
merger of its European Custom Manufacturing operations with Colep Europe to
create the largest contract manufacturing company in Europe in its selected
markets.
COLEP, owned by RAR - Sociedade de Controle (Holding), S.A. of Porto,
Portugal ("RAR") contributed its four contract manufacturing plants to the
joint venture and CCL contributed its two European plants and approximately
$23 million to acquire a 40% investment in the ColepCCL joint venture. The
Colep Europe operations consisted of plants in Portugal and Poland and two
plants in Spain.
The partnership was established with provisions promoting a long-term
relationship. Each partner was prohibited from selling its share, except under
specified circumstances for four years. In the summer of 2008, under the terms
of the agreement, RAR may purchase the shares owned by CCL at a premium based
on a prescribed EBITDA formula. Also at that time, CCL may sell its shares to
RAR at a discount based on the same formula. This arrangement is intended to
induce both parties to maintain, grow and operate the joint venture together.
The steel aerosol cans manufactured by ColepCCL are generally consumed in
the custom manufacturing side of the business, basically, backward
integration. CCL is proportionately consolidating its interest in the ColepCCL
joint venture. In the summer and fall of 2005, ColepCCL closed its Madrid,
Spain operation and moved most of the profitable business to other ColepCCL
plants. While provisions for employee redundancies were made at the time of
the acquisition, moving and other relocation costs were incurred in 2005.
ColepCCL derives its revenues from the formulation and filling of
consumer products based on customer specifications, the sale of steel and
plastic containers and from the provision of additional services as part of
its full-service manufacturing capabilities. A filling fee is received for
each unit formulated and filled. The filling fee plus the charges for
additional services, if applicable, are reported as revenue at the time the
goods are shipped and ownership transfers to the customer. The Division
produces to specific orders from its customers, which are either shipped from
the facility following manufacture or, in rare cases, inventoried as finished
product.
ColepCCL aspires to grow with the customer and be its first choice for
contract manufacturing and other value-added outsourcing services and
container packaging. The strategy is to: (a) leverage its purchasing and
manufacturing economies of scale and depth of experience to expand its
business with global and national marketers; (b) build on its manufacturing
and technical expertise, and its competence in environmental, health and
safety compliance to diversify and focus on the more complex, higher value-
added product categories; (c) continue to leverage its geographic base with
emphasis on manufacturing in Poland; and (d) pursue acquisition opportunities
for technologies or synergies that expand or complement its growth strategy
throughout Western and Eastern Europe.
ColepCCL has competitors in each country in which it operates; however,
no competitor matches the size of ColepCCL in Europe. In recent years, there
have been a significant number of mergers within the customer and competitor
bases. At the same time, some larger customers have been selling their non-
core brands to new and smaller marketers in order to concentrate on mass-
market brands. Many of these new and smaller marketers do not have in-house
manufacturing capabilities; instead, they outsource their requirements and
many operate as virtual companies. In addition, many marketers are
rationalizing their manufacturing facilities in Europe and considering
outsourcing as an alternative. More and more volume is being supplied to
Western Europe from the lower-cost countries in Eastern Europe and beyond.
ColepCCL is in a good position to be a logical contender for new outsourcing
opportunities.

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ColepCCL Financial Performance

2006 % Growth 2005 % Growth 2004
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Sales $182.7 (3)% $187.6 (4)% $195.7
Operating Income $ 18.0 13% $ 15.9 50% $ 10.6
Return on Sales 9.9% 8.5% 5.4%
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The ColepCCL joint venture was created in mid-July 2004. CCL's 40%
proportionate share of the joint venture's sales in 2006 was $182.7 million.
This sales level was 3% lower than the $187.6 million in 2005 and a further 4%
lower than from our former operations and the joint venture in 2004 due
primarily to the 6% decline in the value of the euro year-over-year in 2006
and 7% in 2005. Otherwise, there was 3% sales growth in 2006 and also in 2005
in local currency.
Operating income of $18.0 million was up 13% from the $15.9 million in
2005 despite unfavourable currency translation. This followed the tremendous
improvement in 2005, up 50% from the 2004 level of $10.6 million. The improved
performance in the last two years reflected improved sales and margins and the
positive cost impact of the shutdown of the Madrid, Spain facility in June
2005.
When the Madrid plant was closed, some of the production lines were moved
to other ColepCCL operations. Closing costs were accrued as part of the
formation of the joint venture and CCL's share was $3.9 million. The Madrid
land and building were sold for $22 million in cash; CCL's share was
$9 million. In addition, a former CCL building is for sale in Germany and CCL
has indemnified RAR for their share of any loss. A further loss may be
realized when the property is sold. The gains and losses from these
dispositions are allocated to the goodwill of the joint venture.
ColepCCL spent $5.5 million to purchase capital assets in 2006 and
$10.4 million in 2005 (CCL's share) to take advantage of customer and market
opportunities, to reduce operating costs and to maintain the existing
business. Depreciation and amortization amounted to $7.5 million in 2006
compared to $7.8 million in 2005. The Division continues to invest
opportunistically in higher growth product lines.


3) FINANCING AND RISK MANAGEMENT
--------------------------------

A) Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company's financial position remains strong. As at December 31, 2006,
cash and cash equivalents were $125.0 million. This compares to $120.2 million
as at December 31, 2005 and $71.4 million as at December 31, 2004.

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Summary of Net Debt at December 31st
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2006 2005 2004
---- ---- ----
Current debt $ 28.5 $ 26.1 $ 58.7
Long-term debt 413.6 376.5 367.7
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Total debt 442.1 402.6 426.4
Cash and cash equivalents (125.0) (120.2) (71.4)
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Net debt $ 317.1 $ 282.4 $ 355.0
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The foundation of the Company's long-term debt for the last decade has
been senior unsecured notes held by private U.S. institutions that total
US$336.2 million (Cdn$391.8 million) at December 31, 2006, with an average
interest rate on all long-term debt of 5.9%, factoring in the related Interest
Rate Swap Agreements (IRSAs) and Cross Currency Interest Rate Swap Agreements
(CCIRSAs). This is the same level of interest rates as at the end of 2005. The
notes are denominated in U.S. dollars primarily to hedge the Company's net
investment in U.S. operations but over the last few years have been
effectively swapped in part into euros. The notes outstanding were
US$295.5 million (Cdn$343.7 million) as at December 31, 2005. Scheduled annual
repayments of US$9.4 million began in September 2002 on one series of notes,
ending in 2012. The reported Canadian dollar amounts outstanding for debt and
cash have been reduced over the last three years due to currency translation
since the majority of debt and cash are denominated in U.S. dollars.
The Company's liquidity is expected to be satisfactory for the
foreseeable future due to its significant cash balances combined with the
expected continuation of its high level of cash flow. With the acquisition of
ITW's sleeve label business in January 2007, the Company established a line of
credit with a Canadian chartered bank for $95 million to facilitate the
purchase.
Interest coverage (defined as annual operating income before
restructuring and other items and annual net interest expense divided by
annual net interest expense) continues to improve and was 5.9, 5.5, and 4.7
times in 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
On March 15, 2006, the Company had an obligation to repay one series of
the senior notes for US$120 million. The cash to repay these notes came from a
new private placement totalling US$170 million that closed on March 7, 2006.
The new series of notes has two tranches: US$60 million for five years at
5.29% and US$110 million for 10 years at 5.57%. The additional borrowed funds
were used for general corporate purposes and are available to fund future
growth opportunities.

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Balance Sheet Data 2006 2005 2004
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Total assets $ 1,542.6 $ 1,398.7 $ 1,299.2
Long-term debt $ 413.6 $ 376.5 $ 367.7
Shareholders' equity $ 652.6 $ 565.8 $ 449.0
Total debt $ 442.1 $ 402.6 $ 426.4
Total debt to total book
capitalization(*) 40.4% 41.6% 48.7%
Net debt $ 317.1 $ 282.4 $ 355.0
Net debt to total book
capitalization(*) 32.7% 33.3% 44.2%

(*)(a non-GAAP measure; see "Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP
Measures" in Section 5A below)
>>


Net debt as at December 31, 2006 increased to $317.1 million compared to
$282.4 million as at December 31, 2005 due primarily to the acquisition of
Prodesmaq in January 2006 for $62 million. The reported amounts outstanding
for debt and cash have been reduced due to currency translation for many years
as the majority of debt and cash are denominated in U.S. dollars and the euro.
However, the U.S. currency appreciated against the Canadian dollar from
December 2005 to 2006 by less than 1% and the euro by 11%, thereby increasing
the debt level in Canadian dollar terms.
Net debt to total book capitalization, defined as net debt divided by net
debt plus shareholders' equity, was marginally lower at 32.7% as at
December 31, 2006 compared 33.3% at the end of 2005 and the 44.2% reported at
the end of 2004. Further information on Shareholders' Equity follows in
Section D.
The Company acquired Prodesmaq in January 2006 for $62 million in cash on
a debt-free basis. Cash on hand and short-term bank debt financed the
acquisition. In February 2006, the Company sold its CCL Dispensing business
for $24 million in cash and repaid short-term bank debt with a part of the
proceeds and held the balance as cash.
The Company entered into a long-term financing of a new series of
unsecured senior notes totalling US$170 million on March 7, 2006. A portion of
the funds from this new financing have been used to repay the US$120 million
senior notes that matured on March 15, 2006.
In January 2007, the Company acquired the sleeve label business of ITW
for $107 million. Since a large portion of the Company's cash is held in many
foreign jurisdictions and may be required for growth in those locations, CCL
entered into a five-year extendible revolving term credit line with a Canadian
bank in January 2007 for up to $95 million. This new credit line helped
finance this transaction and is a long-term additional source of credit to
manage the Company's cash flow fluctuations. The ITW transaction was funded
using $32 million in cash and $75 million from this new credit line.

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The Company's committed credit availability at December 31, 2006 was as
follows:
Total
Amounts
Committed
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Lines of credit - committed, unused $ 19.3
Standby letters of credit outstanding 11.6
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Total $ 30.9
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Most of the above commitments expire in 2007 and it is anticipated that
the Company will renew these commitments as necessary before expiration.
In addition, the Company had uncommitted and unused lines of credit of
approximately $36.0 million at December 31, 2006. The Company's uncommitted
lines of credit do not have a commitment expiration date, and may be cancelled
at any time by the Company or the banks.

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B) Cash Flow - Change in Net Debt

Summary of Cash Flows 2006 2005 2004
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Cash inflows
------------
Cash provided by operating
activities (before change in
non-cash working capital) $ 156.1 $ 136.0 $ 133.9
Proceeds on business dispositions 27.1 272.8 17.0
Proceeds on disposal of property,
plant and equipment 13.1 1.1 4.1

Cash outflows
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Net decrease (increase) in
non-cash working capital 6.3 (24.0) 1.1
Additions to property, plant
and equipment (150.4) (155.9) (111.7)
Business acquisitions including
debt assumed (62.2) (152.9) (61.6)
Dividends to shareholders (13.8) (12.8) (12.5)
Purchase of shares held in trust - (5.5) -
Issuance of shares, net of share
repurchases and settlement of
exercised stock options 1.3 (9.4) 0.6
Other 0.1 4.7 (6.4)
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Net cash inflow (outflow) (22.4) 54.1 (35.5)

Translation of foreign-
denominated debt and cash (12.3) 18.5 25.5
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Decrease (increase) in net debt $ (34.7) $ 72.6 $ (10.0)
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Cash flow generated from operations including the decrease in non-cash
working capital ($6.3 million) was $162.4 million in the year. In addition,
cash proceeds were generated from debt financing net of repayments of
$18.9 million, sale of property, plant and equipment of $13.1 million, and
divestitures of $27.1 million. Cash expended on major outlays included
$150.4 million for capital expenditures (as previously detailed in the
"Business Segment Review" in Section 2 above), $62.2 million on business
acquisitions and $13.8 million on dividends to shareholders.
The decrease in non-cash working capital in 2006 was due to continued
management attention to this asset partly offset by organic sales growth in
the business in the fourth quarter. The Company maintains a rigorous focus on
its investment in non-cash working capital. Days working capital employed (a
non-GAAP measure; see "Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures" in
Section 5A below) were two at December 31, 2006 as compared to seven in 2005
and 17 in 2004.
Capital spending of $150.4 million in 2006 versus $155.9 million and
$111.7 million in 2005 and 2004, respectively, was incurred in all divisions
with a view to increasing capacity based on customers' requirements, expanding
globally, implementing cost reduction programs and maintaining the existing
asset base. In 2006 and 2005, the level of spending was significantly higher
than in prior years in order to take advantage of new market opportunities,
and to improve infrastructure and operating efficiencies. Capital expenditures
in 2007 are expected to be below the levels spent in the last two years.
Depreciation and amortization of other assets from continuing operations in
2006 amounted to $74.6 million compared to $65.4 million in 2005 due to the
higher property, plant and equipment base.

C) Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange Management and other Hedges

The Company uses derivative financial instruments to hedge interest
rates, foreign exchange and aluminum cost risks. Contracts are arranged with
high quality financial institutions to minimize the counterparty risk.
CCL has traditionally hedged a portion of its expected U.S. dollar cash
inflows derived by sales into the United States from the Canadian plants,
principally the Container plant in Penetanguishene, ON. The balance of the
U.S. dollar cash inflows not hedged is received at the spot rate. For 2006,
the hedge transactions were at an average rate of $1.22 compared to the actual
average rate for the year of $1.13. For the year 2005, these hedge
transactions were at an average rate of $1.23 compared to the actual average
rate for the year of $1.21. The negative comparative impact on earnings before
tax due to these exchange rate changes was $2.1 million or $0.07 on earnings
per share in 2006. Compared to the average rate of $1.35 for hedged
transactions in 2004, the negative comparative impact on earnings before tax
for 2005 was $3.1 million or $0.09 on earnings per share. Hedges have been put
in place to sell US$6 million for a small portion of the expected 2007 net
inflows but at rates of approximately $1.13. With the further diversification
of currencies within CCL and the relatively small exposure involved, the
Company is currently not intending to hedge this risk beyond the existing
hedges.
With the acquisition of Prodesmaq in Brazil, the Company anticipated
receiving a significant level of cash dividends from this operation. The
volatility of the Brazilian real is considered a significant risk.
Consequently, the Company entered into a derivative contract with a Canadian
financial institution, the effect of which was to sell forward 20.8 million
Brazilian reais into Canadian dollars in April 2007 at $0.48.
As at December 31, 2006, the unrealized loss on the above-noted forward
currency contracts is $1.3 million.
The Company uses IRSAs to allocate notional debt between fixed and
floating rates since the underlying debt has been fixed rate debt with U.S.
financial institutions. The Company believes that a balance of fixed and
floating rate debt can reduce overall interest expense and is in line with its
investment in short-term assets (such as working capital) and long-term assets
(such as property, plant and equipment).
In 2002, the Company entered into two IRSAs with a Canadian financial
institution, the effect of which was to convert US$120 million of notional
fixed rate debt (hedging the 1996 private placement notes) into floating rate
debt, based on three-month LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate "LIBOR")
rates. These two IRSAs matured simultaneously with the repayment of the 1996
notes in March of 2006. In 2003, the Company entered into another IRSA to
convert an additional tranche of fixed rate debt to floating rates. This IRSA
converted US$42.1 million of notional fixed rate debt (hedging 50% of the 1997
private placement notes) into floating rate debt, based on three-month LIBOR
rates. The notional amount of this IRSA decreases by US$4.7 million annually
to match the decrease in the principal of the underlying notes. The notional
value of this IRSA is currently US$28.1 million.
As the Company has developed into a global business, the broad strategy
has been to leverage and hedge the assets and cash flows of each major country
with debt denominated in the local currency. Since the Company has been
primarily borrowing from U.S. institutions in U.S. dollars, the hedging of our
U.S. operations has been achieved. The Company has significantly increased its
euro-based assets and consequently has used CCIRSAs as a means to convert
notional U.S. dollar debt into euro debt to hedge the euro-based investment
and cash flows.
In March 2006, the Company entered into two CCIRSAs with a Canadian
financial institution, the effect of which was to convert US$60 million of
notional fixed rate debt (hedging the new five-year private placement notes)
into 50 million euros of notional fixed rate debt at 3.82%. The expiry date is
in 2011.
The Company also entered into two CCIRSAs in June 2005 that had the
effect of converting US$68.5 million fixed rate debt into euro floating rate
debt for a notional amount of 56.6 million euros. These two CCIRSAs reflected
the terms of the Company's existing U.S. dollar borrowings and were a hedge
against CCL's euro-based investments and cash flow. These CCIRSAs were to
expire in 2010 and 2012. With the more restrictive hedge accounting rules
becoming effective on January 1, 2007, the two CCIRSAs would not have
qualified as hedges and were terminated in December 2006. On the same day, a
series of CCIRSAs with a Canadian financial institution were transacted that
qualify for hedge accounting, the effect of which was to basically replace the
terminated CCIRSAs. The termination resulted in a deferred loss of
$2.1 million for the current year, and will be recognized in opening retained
earnings in 2007.
The effect of interest earned on these swap agreements has reduced gross
interest expense by $1.2 million in 2006 compared to $3.5 million and
$6.6 million in 2005 and 2004, respectively.
The unrealized loss on these contracts is $14.8 million due primarily to
the movement of exchange rates.
The only other material hedge the Company is involved in is aluminum
futures contracts for the Container Division - see Section 2C under Container
Division's review.

D) Shareholders' Equity and Dividends

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Summary of Changes in Shareholders' Equity
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For the year ended December 31 2006 2005 2004
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Net earnings $ 77.4 $ 163.8 $ 59.2
Dividends (13.8) (12.8) (12.5)
Repurchase of shares, net of
issuance and settlement of
exercised stock options and
executive share loans 1.7 (4.4) 0.6
Purchase of shares held in trust - (5.6) -
Contributed surplus on expensing
of stock options 2.1 1.8 0.2
Increase (decrease) in unrealized
foreign exchange gain on
translation of net foreign assets 19.4 (26.0) (17.4)
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Increase in shareholders' equity $ 86.8 $ 116.8 $ 30.1
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Shareholders' equity $ 652.6 565.8 $ 449.0
Shares outstanding at
December 31 - Class A 2,379 2,422 2,439
- Class B 30,223 30,089 30,022
Book value per share (dollars) $ 20.24 $ 17.63 $ 13.89
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The Company's share repurchase program under Normal Course Issuer Bids
("Bid") is utilized to enhance shareholder value when excess cash and
liquidity are in place and the repurchase is accretive to earnings and the
best use of funds at the time. The Company announced in June 2005 that it
intended to acquire under a Bid, up to 10,000 Class A voting shares and
2,100,000 of its issued and outstanding Class B non-voting shares between
June 16, 2005 and June 15, 2006. This Bid represented 0.4% of the issued and
outstanding Class A shares and 9.8% of the public float of the Class B shares.
No shares were acquired under this Bid. Under its previous Bid that expired on
May 24, 2005, the Company repurchased 2,200 Class A shares and 658,500 Class B
shares at an average price of $23.91 per share in the 12-month period. There
is currently no Bid outstanding.
The current annualized dividend rate before the increase in March 2007 is
$0.39 per Class A share and $0.44 per Class B share. Including the March 2007
increase, the annualized dividend rate is $0.43 per Class A and $0.48 per
Class B Share. The Company has historically paid out dividends at a rate of
20- 25% of normalized earnings. As previously discussed, the current payout
rate is below target at 18% but would have been 20% if the March 2007 increase
were considered.
Book value per share (a non-GAAP measure; see "Key Performance Indicators
and Non-GAAP Measures" in Section 5A below) as at December 31, 2006 was
$20.24, up 14.8% compared to $17.63 at the end of 2005. It was $13.89 at the
end of 2004.

E) Commitments and Other Contractual Obligations

The Company's obligations relating to debt and leases at the end of 2006
were as follows:

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Payments Due by Period
-----------------------------------
Contractual Obligations Total 2007 2008 2009
----------------------- ----- ---- ---- ----

Short-term lines of credit $ 12.4 $ 12.4 $ - $ -
Unsecured senior notes issued
March 2006, 5.29% repayable
March 2011 (US$ 60.0MM) 69.9 - - -
Unsecured senior notes issued
March 2006, 5.57% repayable
March 2016 (US$110.0MM) 128.2 - - -
Unsecured senior notes issued
September 1997, 6.97% repayable in
equal installments starting
September 2002 and finishing
September 2012 (2006 - US$ 56.2MM;
2005 - US$ 65.5MM) 65.5 10.9 10.9 10.9
Unsecured senior notes issued
July 1998, 6.9% weighted average,
repayable in three tranches with
repayments after 12, 15 and 20 years
(US$ 110.0MM) 128.2 - - -
Commercial paper 9.8 - - -
Capital leases 2.4 0.8 0.6 0.4
Other long-term obligations 25.7 4.4 11.9 1.7
Operating leases 28.7 8.7 6.5 4.8
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Total contractual cash obligations $ 470.8 $ 37.2 $ 29.9 $ 17.8
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Payments Due by Period
-----------------------------
Contractual Obligations 2010 2011 Thereafter
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Short-term lines of credit $ - $ - $ -
Unsecured senior notes issued
March 2006, 5.29% repayable
March 2011 (US$ 60.0MM) - 69.9 -
Unsecured senior notes issued
March 2006, 5.57% repayable
March 2016 (US$110.0MM) - - 128.2
Unsecured senior notes issued
September 1997, 6.97% repayable in
equal installments starting
September 2002 and finishing
September 2012 (2006 - US$ 56.2MM;
2005 - US$ 65.5MM) 10.9 10.9 11.0
Unsecured senior notes issued
July 1998, 6.9% weighted average,
repayable in three tranches with
repayments after 12, 15 and 20 years
(US$ 110.0MM) 36.1 - 92.1
Commercial paper 9.8 - -
Capital leases 0.4 0.2 -
Other long-term obligations 0.3 7.1 0.3
Operating leases 3.3 3.4 2.0
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Total contractual cash obligations $ 60.8 $ 91.5 $ 233.6
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The Company has no material "off-balance sheet" financing obligations
except for typical long-term operating lease agreements. The nature of these
commitments is described in note 14 of the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Additionally, a majority of the Company's post-employment obligations are
defined contribution pension plans. There are no defined benefit plans funded
with CCL stock. The Company has no other material commitments other than in
normal course.

F) Controls and Procedures

Over the last two years, the Canadian securities regulatory authorities
introduced Multilateral Instrument CSA 52-109 defining the Company's
obligations to report on its Disclosure Controls and Procedures and its
Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.
CCL continually reviews and enhances its systems of controls and
procedures. During 2006, CCL took this additional regulatory reporting
requirement as an opportunity for it to further formalize its financial
reporting practices. With the significant number of recent acquisitions and
the Company's entry into new regions of the world, this formalization of
procedures is beneficial. The process involved scoping out the plan and
rolling out to our in-scope operations the detailed control documents
indicating the key financial control risks the Company considered material and
the specific key controls expected to be in place at each operation to
mitigate the identified risk. This process was completed during the current
fiscal year. However, because of the inherent limitations in all control
systems, CCL's management acknowledges that its disclosure controls and
procedures will not prevent or detect all misstatements due to error or fraud.
In addition, management's evaluation of controls can only provide reasonable,
not absolute, assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and
the preparation of financial statements for external purposes.

Disclosure Controls and Procedures
----------------------------------
Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable
assurance that all relevant information is gathered and reported to senior
management, including the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and
the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on a timely
basis so that appropriate decisions can be made regarding public disclosure.
At the end of 2005, the CEO and CFO evaluated the effectiveness and
design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, including a
review of the activities of the CCL Disclosure Committee formed in 2005. This
committee reviews all external reports and documents of CCL. As at
December 31, 2006, based on this year's evaluation of the disclosure controls
and procedures, the CEO and CFO have concluded that our disclosure controls
and procedures, as defined in Multilateral Instrument CSA 52-109, are, as they
had been at the end of 2005, effective to ensure that information required to
be disclosed in reports and documents that we file or submit under Canadian
securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within
the time periods specified.

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
-----------------------------------------
Internal controls over financial reporting are designed to provide
reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the
preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with
Canadian GAAP. Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining
adequate internal control over financial reporting for CCL Industries Inc.
CCL's management, including the CEO and CFO, has evaluated the design of
our internal controls over financial reporting. The Company owns 40% of the
ColepCCL joint venture headquartered in Portugal. CCL does not have the
ability to design internal controls over financial reporting extending into
the joint venture based on its shareholders agreement with the majority owner
of ColepCCL. Consequently, the CEO and CFO were not in a position to evaluate
the design of internal control over financial reporting for the ColepCCL joint
venture. ColepCCL represents approximately 11% of CCL's assets and 13% of our
divisional operating income. Except for this exclusion, CCL's management, CEO
and CFO have concluded that internal controls over financial reporting are
designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of
financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external
purposes in accordance with Canadian GAAP as of December 31, 2006.
Additionally, there were no changes in internal controls over financial
reporting that have occurred in the most recent interim period that have
materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal
controls over financial reporting.
As a result of the foregoing, the CEO and CFO have signed and filed the
appropriate certificate with the securities regulators indicating compliance
with the regulations regarding disclosure controls and internal controls over
financial reporting.

4) RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES
--------------------------

The Company is subject to the usual commercial risks and uncertainties
associated with being a Canadian public company and a supplier of goods and
services to the non-durable consumer packaging industry. These risks and
uncertainties could result in a material adverse effect on our business and
financial results. A number of these potential risks, which could have an
adverse effect on the Company, are listed as follows generally in order of
importance:

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- CCL's dependence on the world economies and overall consumer
confidence, disposable income and purchasing trends, and geo-
political risks worldwide;
- Changes within the competitive environment, including offshore
producers, and our ability to be cost-competitive and to offer value-
added products to our customers;
- The Company's ability to control the costs of raw materials and
energy including the effective negotiation of prices with suppliers
and our ability to pass these costs onto our customers;
- The negative currency translation and transaction effect of a
strengthening Canadian dollar against the currencies of the many
countries in which CCL operates thereby reducing consolidated
earnings;
- The risks associated with operating a decentralized organization in
nearly 50 facilities in 15 countries around the world with a variety
of different cultures and values;
- Reliance on key employees and the retention of an experienced,
skilled workforce;
- The ability of management to successfully integrate acquisitions and
joint ventures into its structure, control operating performance, and
achieve synergies;
- The return to the historical profitability of the Container Division
based on the success of passing higher aluminum costs along to our
customers and to effectively utilize the recent added capacity in the
business;
- Consolidation within the retail, healthcare and consumer products
marketer base;
- Management of current income tax exposures and historical tax
assessments in a multitude of jurisdictions;
- The continued improvement in profitability of the Company's Tube
Division;
- Price expectations by our customers due to pressure from the retail
chains;
- The Company's ability to continuously comply with Internal Control
over Financial Reporting requirements under CSA 52-109 and Disclosure
Controls in light of its global structure;
- Achievement of planned volumes through normal growth and successful
renegotiation of current contracts with customers;
- Delivery of planned benefits from cost reduction programs and recent
restructuring efforts;
- Continued success in developing innovative packaging solutions;
- Usage of derivatives such as interest rate swaps, forward foreign
exchange contracts and aluminum futures contracts to improve
financial performance and mitigate earnings fluctuations;
- Availability and cost of property, casualty and executive risk
insurance including the ability to manage cost increases;
- The effective management of operating hazards and product hazards due
to the materials, processes and energy used to manufacture and
transport the Company's products;
- The maintenance of good labour relations with our salaried and hourly
personnel, including unions and labour/management committees;
- The maintenance of existing product regulations in each jurisdiction,
allowing the manufacture of current and planned new products;
- The satisfactory settlement of existing legal proceedings and claims,
and the management of future legal proceedings and claims;
- The effective management of legacy issues related to the disposition
of prior businesses including representations and warranties,
environmental and tax matters and other financial obligations.
>>

Non-Canadian operating results are translated into Canadian dollars at
the average exchange rate for the period covered. The Company has significant
operating bases in both the United States and Europe. In 2006, 37% and 44% of
total sales came from the United States and Europe, respectively. The
contribution from foreign business units in countries other than the United
States and Europe in 2006 was 8% of CCL's total sales. Since operations
outside of Canada, the United States and Europe are perceived to have greater
political and economic risks, the possible devaluation and new government
controls on currencies in Mexico, China, Thailand and Brazil may have a
material negative effect on the consolidated financial results of the Company.
The business is subject to numerous statutes, regulations, by-laws,
permits and policies related to the protection of the environment and workers'
health and safety. CCL maintains active health and safety, and environmental
programs for the purpose of preventing injuries to employees and pollution
incidents at its manufacturing sites. Continual increases in costs for
healthcare, workers' compensation and general insurance may result in the
Company, in some cases, self-insuring higher levels of coverage and, in all
areas, focusing significant resources on the prevention of and management of
claims.
The Company also carries out a program of environmental compliance audits
and approvals of waste vendors. This program includes an independent third
party pollution liability assessment. The plants in the United States, Canada
and Europe only use approved waste vendors and these vendors are covered under
CCL's extensive environmental insurance program. The Company's in-house
specialists manage all remediation projects and use the above environmental
audit program to assess the adequacy of ongoing compliance at the operating
level and to establish provisions, as required, for site restoration plans.
CCL also has environmental insurance for most of its operating sites with
certain exclusions for historical matters. The Company believes it has made
adequate provision in its financial statements for potential site restoration
costs and other remedial obligations. These site restoration reserves amounted
to $8.8 million at December 31, 2006.

5) ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND NON-GAAP MEASURES
--------------------------------------------

A) Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Measures

CCL measures the success of our business using a number of key
performance indicators, many of which are in accordance with Canadian GAAP as
described throughout this report. The following performance indicators are not
measurements in accordance with Canadian GAAP and should not be considered as
an alternative or replacement of net income or any other measure of
performance under Canadian GAAP. These non-GAAP measures do not have any
standardized meaning and may not be comparable to similar measures presented
by other issuers. In fact, these additional measures are used to provide added
insight into our results and are concepts often seen in external analysts'
research reports, financial covenants in our banking agreements and note
agreements, in our contract with our ColepCCL joint venture partner, and in
discussions and reports to and from our shareholders and the investment
community. These non-GAAP measures will be found throughout this report and
referenced in this disclosure and definition section.
Return on Equity before restructuring and other Items and favourable tax
adjustments - A measure that provides insight into the effective use of
shareholder capital in generating ongoing net earnings. This return on equity
is calculated by dividing annual net income before restructuring and other
items and favourable tax adjustments by the average of the beginning and end
of year shareholders' equity.
Return on Sales - A measure indicating relative profitability of sales to
customers. It is defined as operating income divided by sales, expressed as a
percentage.
Net Debt to Total Book Capitalization - A measure indicating the
financial leverage of CCL. It measures the relative use of debt versus equity
in the book capital of the Company. Net debt to total book capitalization is
defined as current debt plus long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents,
divided by gross debt including bank advances less cash and cash equivalents
plus shareholders' equity, expressed as a percentage.
Days Working Capital Employed - A measure indicating the relative
liquidity and asset intensity of the Company's working capital. It is
calculated by multiplying the net working capital by 365 days and then
dividing by the annual sales. Net working capital includes accounts
receivable, inventory, other receivables and prepaid expenses, accounts
payable and accruals, income and other taxes payable.
Book Value per Share - A measure indicating the book value per the
combined outstanding Class A and Class B shares. It is calculated by dividing
shareholders' equity by the actual Class A and Class B shares outstanding,
excluding amounts and shares related to shares held in trust and the executive
share purchase plan.
Restructuring and other Items and favourable tax adjustments - A measure
of significant non-recurring items that are included in net earnings. The
impact of the restructuring and other items and favourable tax adjustments on
a per share basis is measured by dividing the after-tax income of the
restructuring and other items and favourable tax adjustments by the average
number of shares outstanding in the relevant period. Management will continue
to disclose the impact of significant restructuring and other items and
favourable tax adjustments on its results because the timing and extent of
such items do not reflect or relate to the Company's ongoing operating
performance. Management generally evaluates the operating income of its
divisions before the effect of restructuring and other items.
EBITDA - A measure used in the packaging and other industries to assist
in understanding operating results. It is defined as earnings before interest,
taxes, depreciation and amortization, excluding restructuring and other items.
We believe that it is an important measure as it allows us to assess our
ongoing business without the impact of depreciation and amortization expenses
as well as non-operating factors. It is intended to indicate our ability to
incur or service debt, to invest in property, plant and equipment and it
allows us to compare our business to our peers and competitors who may have
different capital or organizational structures. EBITDA is a measure tracked by
financial analysts and investors and is included in our senior notes and bank
covenants and our shareholder agreement with our partner in the ColepCCL joint
venture.

B) Accounting Policies and New Standards

The above analysis and discussion of the Company's financial condition
and results of operation are based upon its Consolidated Financial Statements
that have been prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP. A summary of the
Company's significant accounting policies are set out in note 1 of the
Consolidated Financial Statements. There were no changes in accounting adopted
in the current year. Significant changes in accounting policies that are
expected to be made in the 2007 financial year are discussed below.
In January 2005, the CICA issued Handbook Sections 3855, "Financial
Instruments- Recognition and Measurement"; 1530, "Comprehensive Income"; and
3865 "Hedges". The new standards are effective for the Company's interim and
annual financial statements commencing on January 1, 2007. The new standards
will require the presentation of a separate statement of comprehensive income.
Derivative financial instruments and embedded derivatives will be recorded on
the balance sheet at fair value and the changes of fair value will be recorded
as earnings.
In addition, the new financial instruments standard requires that all
financial assets and liabilities be classified based on their attributes. The
categories determined for each of the financial assets and liabilities will
determine their measurement, either at fair value or amortized cost, and how
gains and losses are recognized. Based on the Company's preliminary review,
CCL expects to classify its financial assets and liabilities in categories
that will result in measurements that are based on amortized cost, which we do
not expect to be materially different than carrying values of these items.
The standard also establishes new criteria for when hedge accounting can
be applied and requires immediate expensing of hedge ineffectiveness. CCL has
updated its hedge documentation to ensure that the documentation is in
accordance with the new requirements. The new standard for hedges caused the
Company to terminate two long-term derivatives and enter into new hedges at
the end of 2006 that complied with the new rules, as previously discussed in
Section 3C on "Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange Management and Other Hedges".
The loss on this termination has been deferred in the current year and will be
recognized in opening retained earnings in 2007.
The new statement of comprehensive income will be comprised of the
current earnings statement but will also include other comprehensive income
such as the change in value of derivatives that are cash flow hedges and
currency translation adjustment changes.
Although the new standards will change the structure and format of CCL's
financial statements in 2007, the change is not expected to materially impact
CCL's profitability or financial strength.

C) Critical Accounting Estimates

The preparation of financial statements, in conformity with GAAP,
requires management to make critical estimates and assumptions that affect the
reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and the
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. The Company evaluates these
estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis including, but not limited to,
those related to inventories, redundant assets, bad debts, derivatives, income
taxes, intangible assets, restructuring, pension and other post-retirement
benefits, environmental liabilities, self-insurance reserves, contingencies
and litigation. Estimates and assumptions are based on historical and other
factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. The results of
these estimates may form the basis for the carrying value of certain assets
and liabilities and may not be readily apparent from these sources. Reported
results may differ from the estimates, under conditions and circumstances that
have changed from those assumed in the determination of these estimates. The
material impact on reported results and the potential impact and any
associated risk related to these estimates are discussed throughout this
Management's Discussion and Analysis and in the notes to the Consolidated
Financial Statements.

D) Inter-Company and Related Party Transactions

The Company has entered into a number of agreements with its subsidiaries
that govern the management, commercial and cost-sharing arrangements with and
amongst the subsidiaries. These inter-company structures are established based
on terms typical to arm's length agreements.
The Company has no material related party transactions.

6) OUTLOOK
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The North American economy performed reasonably well except for a summer
slowdown in consumer spending while Western Europe had good performance
throughout 2006. Asia and South America continued to enjoy substantial growth.
Market demand for the Company's products (packaging components of consumer
non- durable goods) was generally healthy. The Company's outlook for 2007 is
positive with modest growth anticipated in both North America and Europe and
greater growth expected in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. The
Company's order banks are at good levels for most sectors of the business,
with the exception of the Container Division, for the first quarter of 2007
and first quarter results are anticipated to be satisfactory after a record
first quarter last year.
During 2007, the Company will also be integrating and reorganizing the
large number of our recent acquisitions, including the sleeve label business
of ITW, to improve profitability and to simplify administration. The Company
is continuing to investigate mid-sized potential acquisition candidates that
meet its criteria of core products and customers, and with the expectation of
earnings accretion in the first year of ownership. In addition, further growth
in existing emerging markets such as China, South East Asia, Eastern Europe
and Latin America, and in new emerging markets for CCL such as Russia and
India are potential areas of expansion that would continue to meet the demands
of our global customers.
The organic growth in sales and income experienced in 2006 is anticipated
to continue into 2007 as the Company is focused on growing as a specialty
packaging business. There are challenges expected in 2007 associated with
managing the balance between cost increases due to the significant inflation
and volatility of aluminum, petrochemicals and paper, and the Company's
ability to recover these costs by higher selling prices to our customers. As
previously discussed, the financial performance of the Container Division will
be critical. The recent weakness in the Canadian dollar relative to the
currencies of CCL's foreign operations may finally spell an end to the long
trend that has negatively impacted earnings in recent years on a comparative
basis. In many countries, particularly in Europe, governments have announced
or enacted reduced income tax rates for 2007 and later years. The timing and
size of these reductions may have a positive effect on earnings performance in
2007 and beyond.



News Release

CCL Industries Completes Acquisition of ITW Sleeve Label Business

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2007) CCL Industries Inc.(TSX:CCL.A
TSX:CCL.B) -

CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty packaging solutions
for the consumer products and healthcare industries, announced today that
it has completed the acquisition of the sleeve label business of Illinois Tool
Works Inc. (ITW) that was announced January 10, 2007.
ITW produces shrink-film sleeve labels for the European and North
American markets in two factories at its Decorative Sleeves division in the
United Kingdom. Additionally, the ITW Auto-Sleeve division has facilities in
Austria and Brazil that produce primarily stretch-film sleeve labels for
markets in Europe and the Americas, respectively. A sales, service and
distribution arm operates from Twinsburg, Ohio to supply the North American
market.
Shrink and stretch sleeve labels offer a flexible full body form of
decoration, which is particularly effective for the highly shaped containers
used in the premium food and beverage, and in the home and personal care
segments of the market. The combination of CCL Label's sleeve product lines
with those of ITW will make CCL one of the global leaders in a fast growing
segment of the label industry.
CCL manufactures pressure-sensitive, shrink sleeve and in-mould labels,
aluminum containers and plastic tubes for leading global companies in the home
and personal care, healthcare and specialty food and beverage sectors. With
headquarters in Toronto, Canada, CCL Industries employs more than 4,900 people
and operates 49 production facilities in North America, Europe, Latin America
and Asia. CCL's joint venture, ColepCCL operates five plants in Europe and
employs approximately 1,800 people.

Statements contained in this Press Release, other than statements of
historical facts, are forward-looking statements subject to a number of
uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ
materially from some statements made.

For more information, contact: Steve Lancaster, Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer, (416) 756-8517

For more details on CCL, visit our web site - www.cclind.com.


Contact Information

  • CCL Industries Inc.
    Steve Lancaster
    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 756-8517
    Website: www.cclind.com