SOURCE: Schawk, Inc.

February 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Schawk, Inc. Announces Election of Michael G. O'Rourke to Its Board of Directors

DES PLAINES, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 --Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), one of the world's leading providers of digital imaging graphic services to the consumer products and brand imaging markets, today announced that its board of directors has elected Michael G. O'Rourke as a director to serve until the annual meeting of shareholders in May, at which time the expectation is that he will be slated for election for a full term. Mr. O'Rourke's appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Christopher Lacovara on February 1, 2007. In addition, Mr. O'Rourke was appointed to the Audit Committee of the board of directors.

Mr. O'Rourke, 38, currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Signature Bank in Chicago, Illinois, where, among other duties, he is responsible for financial statements and communications with shareholders and various regulatory agencies. He previously served as Associated Bank Chicago's Executive Vice President and Manager of Commercial Lending and Commercial Real Estate from 2001 until 2005, when he left to organize Signature Bank. He has a bachelor's degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee and a master's degree from Loyola University in Chicago.

David A. Schawk, president and chief executive officer, commented, "Mr. O'Rourke has a strong background working with entrepreneurial companies as a commercial lender and has proven himself a successful entrepreneur as the founder and president of one of the most notable bank start-ups in Illinois. Mr. O'Rourke possesses significant financial expertise, and is keenly aware of regulatory requirements and the importance of internal controls in managing a business enterprise. We look forward to his insights, contribution and participation on the board of directors and on the Audit Committee."

Schawk, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, is one of the world's largest independent brand image solutions companies. Schawk delivers a broad range of digital pre-media graphic services through 151 locations in 12 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Schawk designs, creates and manages images and text for reproduction to exact specifications for a variety of media, including packaging for consumer products, point-of-sale displays and other promotional and advertising materials. Schawk provides its services to the food, beverage, health & beauty, pharmaceutical, home care and consumer products industries. For more information, visit

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