SOURCE: Schawk, Inc.

March 29, 2007 16:14 ET

Schawk Named One of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in Western Michigan

Latest Honor Marks Tenth Best Company Award in Six Years

DES PLAINES, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), one of the world's leading providers of knowledge-based brand image management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, announced today that its Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan, operations have been named one of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in Western Michigan by the National Association of Business Resources. Last year, Schawk's Chicago metro area operations were honored by the same group.

Winners of the "101 Best and Brightest" awards are companies that work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This distinction is bestowed in honor of a company's recognition of their employees as their greatest asset.

"We are deeply committed to attracting and retaining the finest talent in all areas of our business," said David A. Schawk, president and chief executive officer. "Awards like these confirm that we offer the kind of workplace environment in which the best and the brightest can thrive. Attracting these high performers benefits our Company, our shareholders and the clients we serve."

"This year's award is so meaningful to us because it speaks to the consistency of the employee experience at Schawk," said Jennifer Erfurth, global vice president of human resources. "Being recognized by independent sources like the National Association of Business Resources -- especially for different locations of our operations -- is always gratifying."

The categories in which the company was judged included: diversity and multiculturalism, work-life balance, communication, compensation and benefits, employee education and development, recruitment and selection, recognition and retention, employee engagement and commitment, and community initiatives.

This award marks the tenth time in the last six years that Schawk has been recognized with a "Best Company" distinction. Other awards included:

2007  101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Western Michigan
       (National Association of Business Resources)

2006  101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago (National
       Association of Business Resources)
      Best Workplace in America (Printing Industry of America)

2005  Forbes Best Small Company
      BusinessWeek Best Small Company
      Best of the Best Workplace in the Americas (Printing Industry of
       America)
      101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago (National
       Association of Business Resources)

2004  Forbes Best Small Company

2003  Best Workplace in America (Printing Industry of America)

2001  Best Workplace in America (Printing Industry of America)
Schawk, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, 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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