MULTI COLOR CORP
8-K, 1999-12-30
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

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                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)       December 16, 1999
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                             Multi-Color Corporation
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               (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN CHARTER)


            Ohio                        0-16148                31-1125853
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(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION          (COMMISSION            (IRS EMPLOYER
      OF INCORPORATION)               FILE NUMBER)         IDENTIFICATION NO.)



205 W. Fourth Street, Suite 1140, Cincinnati, Ohio                   45202
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(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)                           (ZIP CODE)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code        513/381-1480
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No change.
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         (FORMER NAME OR FORMER ADDRESS, IF CHANGED SINCE LAST REPORT)


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Item 2.  Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

         On December 16, 1999, Multi-Color Corporation (the "Company") acquired
the assets of Buriot International, Inc. ("Buriot") a Batavia, Ohio label
printing company. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary MCC-Batavia,
LLC, paid a net purchase price of $4,095,000 which represents the assumption of
$6,250,000 of industrial revenue bond debt and the release of cash collateral
and related payments by Buriot's secured creditor of $2,155,000. The
consideration was determined after arm's length negotiations. In connection with
the transaction PNC Bank National Association issued a stand-by letter of credit
securing the industrial revenue bonds for the account of MCC-Batavia, LLC.

         The Company and Buriot had a prior business relationship, but there
were no other prior material relationships between the Company or any of the
Company's affiliates, any director or officer of the Company, or any associate
of any such director or officer, on the one hand, and Buriot on the other hand.

         Buriot was created two and a half years ago as a specialized printer of
pressure sensitive labels as well as in-mold labels ("IML") for consumer product
containers. The plant, located in an eastern Cincinnati suburb, has a 40-inch
Komori offset press and an 18-inch Comco flexo press. Both presses are equipped
with interstation ultraviolet (UV) drying equipment. The flexo press is also
equipped for hot foil stamping and rotary screen capabilities, an important
feature for manufacturing health and beauty product labels. The Company intends
to continue to use the plant and equipment for the manufacture of pressure
sensitive labels and IMLs.

         The Company is the leading manufacturer of IMLs in North America for
branded consumer products from fruit juices and health and beauty products, to
liquid detergents and anti-freeze. The IML label is applied to a plastic
container during the blow-molding process. The Company's shares are traded
over-the-counter under the NASDAQ National Market System symbol LABL.

Item 7. Financial Statements.

         The Company will file financial statements of the business acquired and
pro forma financial information within sixty days of the date of this filing.


Exhibit No.                      Description of Exhibit
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  10.1            Asset Purchase Agreement, dated December 4, 1999 between
                  MCC-Batavia, LLC and Leonard Z. Eppel, Receiver of the Assets
                  of Buriot International, Inc.

  99.1            Copy of the Press Release, dated December 17, 1999, issued by
                  the Company, publicly announcing the actions reported herein.


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                                   SIGNATURES

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION

By:
   ----------------------------------

Name:
     --------------------------------

Title:
      -------------------------------


Date: December 29, 1999


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                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS


Exhibit No.       Description of Exhibit
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10.1              Asset Purchase Agreement, dated December 4, 1999 between
                  MCC-Batavia, LLC and Leonard Z. Eppel, Receiver of the Assets
                  of Buriot International, Inc.

99.1              Copy of the Press Release, dated December 17, 1999, issued by
                  the Company, publicly announcing the actions reported herein.

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                                                                    Exhibit 10.1

                           --------------------------

                            ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

                                 BY AND BETWEEN

                                MCC-BATAVIA, LLC

                                       AND

                                LEONARD Z. EPPEL,

                     RECEIVER OF BURIOT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                           --------------------------





                                December 4, 1999



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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION                                                                   PAGE

1.  Definition of Certain Terms ........................................... 1

2.  Purchase and Sale of Assets ........................................... 1
     2.1  Purchase and Sale ............................................... 1
     2.2  Assumed Liabilities ............................................. 2
     2.3  Purchase Consideration .......................................... 2
     2.4  Excluded Assets ................................................. 2

3.  Closing ............................................................... 2

4.  Termination ........................................................... 2
     4.1  Termination Events .............................................. 2
     4.2  Effect of Termination ........................................... 3

5.  Representations and Warranties of Receiver ............................ 3
     5.1 Authority ........................................................ 3
     5.2 Enforcement of No Other Representations or Warranties by Receiver. 3

6.  Representations and Warranties of Buyer ............................... 3
     6.1 Authority ........................................................ 3
     6.2 Enforcement ...................................................... 3

7.  Conditions to Buyer's Obligations at Closing .......................... 3

8.  Conditions to Seller's Obligations at Closing ......................... 4
     8.1 Representations and Warranties ................................... 4
     8.2 Court Approval ................................................... 4

9.  Deliveries and Actions To Be Taken At Closing ......................... 4
     9.1  Deliveries by Receiver .......................................... 4
     9.2  Deliveries by Buyer ............................................. 4

10. Miscellaneous Provisions .............................................. 5
     10.1  Counterparts ................................................... 5
     10.2  Entire Agreement ............................................... 5
     10.3  Expenses ....................................................... 5
     10.4  Further Assurances ............................................. 5
     10.5  Governing Law .................................................. 5
     10.6  Notices ........................................................ 5
     10.7  Time of Essence ................................................ 6


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                                    EXHIBITS
DESCRIPTION                                                           EXHIBIT

Certain Definitions ..................................................   A
Assumption Agreement .................................................   B
Bill of Sale and Assignment Agreement ................................   C
Deed .................................................................   D



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                            ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

     THIS ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is entered into and effective
as of December 4, 1999, by and between MCC-BATAVIA, LLC, an Ohio limited
liability corporation ("Buyer"), and LEONARD Z. EPPEL, Receiver of Buriot
International, Inc. ("Seller").

     RECITALS:

     A. Buriot International, Inc. ("Buriot") operated a printing facility
located at 4064 Clough Woods Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103 (the "Facility").

     B. Buriot ceased operations at the Facility on December 1, 1999.

     C. On December 3, 1999, KeyBank, National Association ("Key") commenced a
foreclosure action in the Clermont County, Ohio Common Pleas Court (the "Court")
styled KeyBank, National Association v. Buriot International, Inc.; Case Number
99 CVE 1027 (the "Action") and filed a motion in the Action seeking the
appointment of Receiver as receiver of the Facility and the business of Buriot.

     D. The Court entered an order granting Key's motion for the appointment of
Receiver on December 3, 1999.

     E. Buyer desires to purchase from Receiver, and Receiver desires to sell to
Buyer, all of the assets and properties owned by Seller, for the consideration
and upon the other terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

     AGREEMENT:

     NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereby agree as follows:

     1. DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS. Certain capitalized terms used in this
Agreement are defined in Exhibit A hereto, and when used herein have the meaning
set forth in that Exhibit.

     2. PURCHASE AND SALE OF ASSETS.

          2.1 PURCHASE AND SALE. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of
this Agreement, at the Closing on the Closing Date (as such terms are defined in
Section 3), Receiver shall convey to Buyer, and Buyer shall acquire from the
Receiver (except for the Assumed Liabilities as defined in Section 2.2), all of
Receiver's right, title and interest granted to Receiver pursuant to the Action,
in all of Seller's property and assets, real, personal or mixed, tangible and
intangible, of every kind and description, wherever located, belonging to Seller
at the Closing Date, including the following (the "Acquisition Assets"): cash
and cash equivalents, real property, personal property, inventories, accounts
receivable, contracts, governmental authorizations, data and records,
intellectual property, claims, insurance proceeds, prepaid expenses, goodwill
and any other assets owned by Seller.

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          2.2 ASSUMED LIABILITIES. At the Closing, Buyer shall deliver to
Receiver an undertaking and assumption, in the form of Exhibit B (the
"Assumption Agreement"), pursuant to which Buyer shall assume and agree to
discharge only the following specifically enumerated obligations and Liabilities
of Seller (the "Assumed Liabilities") as of the Closing Date (as defined in
Section 3): all of the obligations of Seller: (i) under the Loan Agreement
between County of Clermont, Ohio and Seller, Note by Seller, Reimbursement
Agreement between Seller and Key, Remarketing Agreement between Seller and Key,
Bond Pledge Agreement between Seller, Bank One Trust Company, N. A., as Trustee
under the Trust Indenture with Clermont County dated June 1, 1997 and Key,
Security Agreement between Seller and Key, Open-End Mortgage Deed and Security
Agreement between Seller and Key, Assignment of Leases, Rents, Profits, Permits,
Contracts, Plans, Approvals, Licenses, Warranties and Other Agreements between
Seller and Key, all of which are dated as of June 1, 1997; and (ii) for all
accrued payroll, related payroll taxes and health insurance premiums as of
December 3, 1999.

          2.3 PURCHASE CONSIDERATION. The purchase consideration for the
Acquired Assets shall be the Buyer's Assumption of the Assumed Liabilities.

          2.4 EXCLUDED ASSETS. Receiver shall not convey and Buyer shall not
purchase Seller's name "Buriot International, Inc."

     3. CLOSING. Consummation of the purchase and sale of the Acquisition Assets
as contemplated in this Agreement, the "Closing" shall take place at the offices
of Buyer's counsel, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, 2800 Chemed Center, 255
East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, at 10:00 a.m. (local time) on or
before December 4, 1999, or at such other time and place as the parties may
mutually agree (the "Closing Date"). Subject to the provisions of Section 4,
failure to consummate the purchase and sale provided for in this Agreement on
the date and time and at the place determined pursuant to this Section 3 will
not result in the termination of this Agreement and will not relieve any party
of any obligation under this Agreement.

     4. TERMINATION.

          4.1 TERMINATION EVENTS. This Agreement may, by notice given prior to
or at the Closing, be terminated:

               (A) by either Buyer or Receiver if a Breach of any provision of
this Agreement has been committed by the other party provided at least seven (7)
days notice has been given to the non-breaching party and such Breach has not
been cured or waived;

               (B) by Receiver, without cause within ten (10) days from the date
of this Agreement;

               (C) by mutual consent of Buyer and Receiver; or

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               (D) by either Buyer or Seller if the Closing has not occurred
(other than through the failure of any party seeking to terminate this Agreement
to comply fully with its obligations under this Agreement) on or before December
14, 1999, or such later date as the parties may agree upon.

          4.2 EFFECT OF TERMINATION. Each party's right of termination under
Section 4 is in addition to any other rights it may have under this Agreement or
otherwise, and the exercise of a right of termination will not be an election of
remedies. If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 4.1, all further
obligations of the parties under this Agreement will terminate; provided,
however, that if this Agreement is terminated by a party because of the Breach
of the Agreement by the other party or because one or more of the conditions to
the terminating party's obligations under this Agreement is not satisfied as a
result of the other party's failure to comply with its obligations under this
Agreement, the terminating party's right to pursue all legal remedies will
survive such termination unimpaired.

     5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF RECEIVER.

          5.1 AUTHORITY. Receiver, with the approval of the Court of Common
Pleas, has the power and authority to execute, deliver and perform this
Agreement and all other agreements, certificates or documents to be executed and
delivered at or after the Closing ("Seller Ancillary Documents"), and has taken
all actions required to authorize, execute, deliver and perform this Agreement
and Seller Ancillary Documents.

          5.2 ENFORCEMENT OF NO OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES BY RECEIVER.
Buyer recognizes that Receiver is making no representations and/or warranties in
connection with this transaction other than those representations and warranties
set forth in Section 5.1. Buyer is buying the assets as is, where is, based on
its own due diligence and at its own risk. Buyer further expressly waives any
rights which it may possess to commence suit or otherwise assert claims against
Receiver with respect to the assets being purchased and the liabilities being
assumed pursuant to this Agreement.

     6. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF BUYER.

          6.1 AUTHORITY. Buyer has the corporate power and authority to execute,
deliver and perform this Agreement and all other agreements, certificates or
documents contemplated hereby ("Buyer Ancillary Documents"), and has taken all
actions required to authorize, execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and
Buyer Ancillary Documents, including approval by the Member of Buyer.

          6.2 ENFORCEMENT. The Buyer Ancillary Documents have been duly executed
and delivered by Buyer and constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of
Buyer, enforceable in accordance with their terms.

     7. CONDITIONS TO BUYERS OBLIGATIONS AT CLOSING. The obligations of Buyer to
consummate the Acquisition at the Closing as contemplated by this Agreement
shall have been approved by the Court and such approval shall not have been
modified, rescinded or stayed.


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     8. CONDITIONS TO SELLER'S OBLIGATIONS AT CLOSING. The obligation of
Receiver to consummate the Acquisition at the Closing as contemplated by this
Agreement shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver in writing by Receiver
on or prior to the Closing Date of each of the following conditions.

          8.1 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Each of the representations and
warranties of Buyer contained in this Agreement shall be true and correct in all
material respects when made and as of the Closing Date, with the same effect as
though such representations and warranties of Buyer had been made on and as of
the Closing Date (except (a) representations and warranties that are made as of
a specific date need be true and correct in all material respects only as of
such date and (b) as expressly permitted by this Agreement to change between the
date of this Agreement and the Closing Date); each of the covenants and
agreements of Buyer to be performed on or prior to the Closing Date shall have
been duly performed in all material respects.

          8.2 COURT APPROVAL. The execution, delivery and performance of this
Agreement shall have been approved by the Court and such approval shall not have
been modified, rescinded or stayed.

     9. DELIVERIES AND ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN AT CLOSING.

          9.1 DELIVERIES BY RECEIVER. At the Closing, Receiver shall deliver to
Buyer (duly executed where appropriate):

               (A) BILL OF SALE AND ASSIGNMENT. A Bill of Sale and Assignment
for the Acquisition Assets in the form of Exhibit C attached hereto.

               (B) REAL PROPERTY DEEDS. Deeds conveying to Buyer real property
acquired as part of the Acquisition Assets in the form of Exhibit D attached
hereto.

               (C) POSSESSION OF ACQUISITION ASSETS. Possession of all the
Acquisition Assets, free of the possession of all third parties.

               (D) MODIFICATION OF BANK ACCOUNTS. All documents reasonably
requested by Buyer granting the right to endorse for deposit checks made payable
to Receiver to Seller.

          9.2 DELIVERIES BY BUYER. At the Closing, Buyer shall deliver to
Receiver (duly executed where appropriate):

               (A) BUYER'S RESOLUTIONS. Certified copies of the Resolutions of
the Board of Managers of Buyer approving the transactions contemplated by this
Agreement.

               (B) ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT. The Assumption Agreement in the form of
Exhibit B attached hereto.


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     10. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

          10.1 COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in one or more
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original copy of this
Agreement and all of which, when taken together, shall be deemed to constitute
one and the same agreement.

          10.2 ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement embodies the entire agreement
and understanding of the parties related to its subject matter and supersedes
all prior proposals, understandings, agreements, correspondence, arrangements
and contemporaneous oral agreements relating to subject matter of this
Agreement.

          10.3 EXPENSES. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this
Agreement, each party will bear its own expenses incurred in connection with the
preparation, execution and performance of its obligations under this Agreement,
including all fees and expenses of agents, representatives, counsel and
accountants.

          10.4 FURTHER ASSURANCES. Each party shall execute and deliver such
additional documents or take such additional actions as may be requested by
another party to this Agreement if such requested document or action is
reasonably necessary to effect the transactions described in this Agreement.

          10.5 GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by, and shall be
construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of Ohio, without giving
effect to any conflict of law rule or principle of such state.

          10.6 NOTICES. All notices, requests, consents, approvals, waivers,
demands and other communications required or permitted to be given or made under
this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered to the parties
(a) on the date of personal delivery or transmission by facsimile transmission,
(b) on the first business day following the date of delivery to a nationally
recognized overnight courier service, or (d) or the third business day following
the date of deposit in the United States Mail, postage prepaid, by certified
mail, in each case, addressed as follows, or to such other address, person or
entity as any party may designate by notice to the others in accordance
herewith:


                       If to Buyer:     MCC-Batavia, LLC
                                        205 West Fourth Street, Suite 1140
                                        Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

                                        Attention: Mr. Frank D. Gerace

                       With a copy to:  Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
                                        2800 Chemed Center
                                        255 East Fifth Street
                                        Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

                                        Attention: C. Christopher Muth, Esq.


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                       If to Receiver:  Financial Resource Associates, Inc.
                                        10901 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 323
                                        Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

                                        Attention: Mr. Leonard Z. Eppel

                       With a copy to:  Katz Greenberger & Norton LLP
                                        105 East Fourth Street, Suite 400
                                        Cincinnati, OH 45202

                                        Attention: Mark Alan Greenberger Esq.


          10.7 TIME OF ESSENCE. Time is of the essence to the performance of
the obligations set forth in this Agreement.


     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have entered into this Agreement as of the
date first written above.

                                       MCC-BATAVIA, LLC

                                       By: /S/ Frank D. Gerace
                                          ---------------------------------
                                       Title: President
                                              -----------------------------
                                                     ("Buyer")




                                       LEONARD Z. EPPEL, RECEIVER OF BURIOT
                                       INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                                       By: /S/ Leonard Z. Eppel
                                           --------------------------------
                                       Title: Receiver
                                              -----------------------------
                                                 ("Receiver")



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                     CONSENT BY KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

         KeyBank National Association ("KeyBank") consents to the foregoing
asset purchase agreement on the conditions (1) that Multi-Color ("Multi-Color")
(or an assignee of Multi-Color approved by KeyBank) enters into a management
agreement with the Receiver, in form and substance acceptable to KeyBank, and
(2) that Multi-Color comply or guaranty compliance with all the conditions set
forth in the November 30, 1999 letter from KeyBank to Multi-color regarding
Buriot International, Inc. and execute (or have executed) and deliver the
Assignment and Assumption Agreement, Amended and Restated Letter of Credit
Promissory Note and Assignment and Pledge of Money Market Account forwarded by
KeyBank to Multi-Color on December 1, 1999.


                                            KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

                                            By: /S/ Michele T. Oltman
                                                ----------------------------
                                            Title:  Vice President
                                                    ------------------------

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                                   EXHIBIT "A"

                               CERTAIN DEFINITIONS

"ACQUISITION ASSETS" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1.

"ACTION" shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

"AGREEMENT" means this Agreement, the Exhibits and the Schedules.

"ASSUMED LIABILITIES" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.

"ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.

"BURIOT" shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

"BUYER" means MCC-Batavia, LLC.

"BUYER ANCILLARY DOCUMENTS" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.

"CLOSING" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.

"CLOSING DATE" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.

"COURT" shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

"DOLLARS"; "$" means lawful currency of the United States of America.

"ENCUMBRANCE" means any charge, claim, community property, interest, condition,
equitable interest, lien, option, pledge, right of refusal, security interest or
restriction of any kind, including any restriction on use, voting, transfer,
receipt of income, or exercise of any other attribute of ownership.

"FACILITY" shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

"KEY" shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

"LIABILITIES" means any claim, obligation, expense or cost whether fixed,
contingent, matured, unmatured, known or unknown.

"PURCHASE PRICE" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.3, 2.4.


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"SELLER" means Leonard Z. Eppel, Receiver of Buriot International, Inc.

"SELLER ANCILLARY DOCUMENTS" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.



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                                                                    Exhibit 99.1
MULTI-COLOR
Corporation                                         Contact: Dawn H. Bertsche
                                                             Vice President/CFO
                                                             513/345-1108


                Multi-Color to Enter New Markets with Acquisition


         CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 17, 1999 - Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:
LABL) today announced it has purchased the assets of Buriot International, a
Batavia, Ohio, label printing company. The terms of the acquisition were not
disclosed.

         Buriot International was created two and a half years ago as a
specialized printer of high-end pressure sensitive labels as well as in-mold
labels (IML) for consumer product containers.

         "With this acquisition, we obtain state-of-the-art offset and
flexographic printing technology that complements our industry-leading gravure
printing capabilities. This opens a whole new vista for our company," said Frank
Gerace, Multi-Color President and Chief Executive Officer.

         "This makes Multi-Color a `one-stop-shop' - the total solution - for
consumer product manufacturers' label requirements. We will expand our product
offerings to include pressure sensitive labels for our current customers and
other consumer packaging manufacturers."

         Multi-Color has specialized in manufacturing gravure-printed IML labels
for blow-molded consumer product containers, including liquid detergents, fruit
juices and anti-freeze. The dynamics of brand management cause label
requirements to move between IML labels and pressure sensitive labels.
Multi-Color estimates the U.S. market for pressure sensitive labels is more than
$6 billion annually.

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         "Our focus will be on the high end of the pressure-sensitive label
market with emphasis on the health and beauty aids segments - those labels that
are complex and demanding in design and application," Gerace said. "This is
where our ability to deliver a consistent, high-quality product will really make
a difference for consumer product manufacturers.

         "We are projecting that the acquisition will begin making a significant
contribution to our revenues and net income in our next fiscal year, which
begins in April 2000.

         The Batavia plant currently employs 25 administrative, sales and
operations people. "Multi-Color Corporation expects all current employees to
remain employed at the facility."

         The plant, located in an eastern Cincinnati suburb, has a 40-inch
Komori offset press and an 18-inch Comco flexo press. Both presses are equipped
with interstation ultraviolet (UV) drying equipment. The flexo press is also
equipped for hot foil stamping and rotary screen capabilities, an important
feature for manufacturing health and beauty product labels.

         Multi-Color and Buriot International entered into a joint sales and
marketing agreement on IML labels in October 1998. "Our acquisition of the plant
is a natural progression in our commitment to the future growth of our company,"
Gerace said.

         Multi-Color also announced today that Thomas J. Vogt has joined
Multi-Color as vice president for specialty labels. Vogt will focus on
developing the new markets for Multi-Color labels.

         Vogt has spent nearly 30 years in printing, finishing and substrates.
Most recently, he was vice president for sales for Gar Doc, Inc., a Milford, NH,
printer. From

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1984 to 1993, he was president of National Label Systems, a Cincinnati, OH,
label-manufacturing company. He was also founder and head of ImageMatrix Inc., a
producer of computer-generated corporate slide presentations, and Vogt Color
Service, Inc. Vogt is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati with a
bachelor's degree in business administration and management.

         Multi-Color is the leading manufacturer of in-mold labels (IML) in
North America for branded consumer products from fruit juices and health and
beauty products, to liquid detergents and anti-freeze. The IML label is applied
to a plastic container during the blow-molding process. The Company's shares are
traded over-the-counter under the NASDAQ National Market System symbol LABL.

         Forward-looking statements in this release including, without
limitations, statements relating to the Company's plans, strategies, objectives,
expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the
safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements
of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance
or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These
factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business
conditions; the ability to integrate acquisitions; the success of its
significant customers; competition; acceptance of new product offerings; changes
in business strategy or plans; quality of management; availability, terms and
development of capital; availability of raw materials; business abilities and
judgment of personnel; changes in, or the failure to comply with, government
regulations, and other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

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