SOURCE: Nashua

July 07, 2006 08:00 ET

Nashua Corporation Announces Favorable Ruling in Cerion Litigation

NASHUA, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 7, 2006 -- Nashua Corporation (NASDAQ: NSHA), a manufacturer and marketer of labels and specialty papers, today announced that on June 30, 2006 the Appellate Court of Illinois issued an order in the case filed by Phillippe Olczyk, and others, against Cerion Technologies, Inc., Nashua Corporation, and others. In its June 30, 2006 Order, the Appellate Court dismissed the plaintiffs' appeal of the August 16, 2005 Order of the Circuit Court of Cook County, which had granted defendants' motion for summary judgment. The Appellate Court found that it lacked appellate jurisdiction. Under Illinois law, the plaintiffs have twenty-one days to seek rehearing from the Appellate Court, or up to thirty-five days in which to petition the Illinois Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the Appellate Court's ruling.

The suit was initially filed in 1996 against Cerion Technologies, Inc., Nashua Corporation, and other defendants. The original complaint alleged that Cerion Technologies, Inc., a former subsidiary of Nashua Corporation, had issued materially false and misleading statements and omitted the disclosure of certain material facts in connection with its initial public offering (IPO). The defendants denied that they had issued false and misleading statements. Cerion Technologies, Inc. ceased operations in November 1998.

Tom Brooker, Nashua's President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased with the Appellate Court's decision. This is a positive step in the resolution of a legacy issue which has absorbed management's time and attention."

About Nashua

Nashua Corporation manufactures and markets a wide variety of specialty imaging products and services to industrial and commercial customers to meet various print application needs. The Company's products include thermal coated papers, pressure-sensitive labels, bond, point of sale, ATM and wide format papers, entertainment tickets, as well as ribbons for use in imaging devices. Additional information about Nashua Corporation can be found at:

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    Tom Brooker
    John Patenaude
    Nashua Corporation

    Rich Coyle
    Citigate Sard Verbinnen