SOURCE: Schawk, Inc.

July 11, 2007 11:00 ET

Schawk, Inc. Appoints Olga Budimir to European Management Team

LONDON--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), one of the world's leading providers of visual brand image management solutions to the consumer products advertising and packaging industries, announced today the appointment of Olga Budimir to the post of managing director of the Company's London office.

Budimir becomes part of the Company's European management team which includes offices in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Antwerp, and Valencia in addition to London.

"We welcome Olga to our European management team and look forward to working with her to distinguish our London office within the creative services community," said Brad Wills, group managing director of Schawk's European operations. "Her leadership skills and passion for the creative arts are an inspirational combination, something which will benefit both our employees and our clients."

Budimir's background includes more than 25 years experience within the advertising sector, where she served in management positions overseeing the operations of creative services groups. Prior to her appointment at Schawk, Budimir was director of operations and creative services for Burkitt DDB (formerly Griffin Bacal), before being promoted to the board of directors. Budimir's background also includes tenure at Hyde and Partners as creative services director and managing director of The Art Mechanics Studio. Earlier in her career, Budimir was with J. Walter Thompson, where following several promotions, she was tapped to fill an account director position. More recently, Budimir was elected to serve as chairman of the IPA Creative Services Group.

"I'm hugely excited about the opportunity that Schawk has given me," said Budimir. "I've been talking for some time about the disinvestment in creative services by agencies and that clients who have decoupled production services need more choice from companies who understand the advertising process. In taking on the role of managing director of Schawk's London office, I'll be combining my advertising experience with clients and agencies, coupling them with Schawk's deep graphics experience that spreads across a global network. We aim to make a real difference in the marketplace for agencies and clients alike."

A sought-after speaker within the industry, Budimir organized the first CAM Diploma for Creative Services people and has lead digital seminars and National Press Seminar evenings. She has been a featured speaker at IPEX and presented at the Monotype conference on the Challenge of Change. On a personal level, Budimir has received bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards with honors in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Budimir is a keen golfer and can often be found on the green.

Schawk, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a leading supplier of visual brand services, including brand consulting and design and an array of digitally-based workflow solutions, all aimed at bringing enhanced value to its clients. Schawk provides these advanced services for the food, beverage, and consumer products packaging, point of sale, and advertising and retail markets. For more information about Schawk, visit www.schawk.com and www.schawksds.com

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