CASTELLI USA CHANGES NAME, EXPANDS SERVICE TO CANADA

Castelli North America, Inc. has been formed to streamline operations and increase product offerings to the Canadian market.

RENO, NEVADA (May 24, 2010) – With the expansion of service to Canada, Castelli USA has changed its name to Castelli North America, Inc. Last month, Castelli’s parent company, Italian-based Lediberg S.p.A., made the strategic decision to consolidate North American operations and run all activities from its new, state-of-the-art, 35,000 square-foot Nevada-based facility.

“One of the primary reasons behind the decision to consolidate the Canadian and American divisions is to streamline operations so we can be even more competitive in 2010 and beyond,” said Missy Kilpatrick, CAS, Castelli North America executive vice president. “Additionally, the consolidation benefits Canadian-based distributors by offering an expanded line of 30 new products and 15 new materials that, until now, have been previously unavailable.”

Kilpatrick will lead the Canadian sales effort with the help of Castelli’s national sales manager for Canada, Sarkis Barkanian, who can be reached at 905-564-2525 or sarkisb@castelliusa.com. The company is also in negotiations to hire a multi-line rep firm to cover the territory as well.

About Castelli North America, Inc.:

For more than 10 years, Castelli North America, Inc. has been manufacturing sophisticated and stylish appointment books, planners, journals, notebooks, padfolios and related accessories for the North American promotional products and retail marketplaces. Its 35,000 square-foot Reno, Nevada-based facility houses sales and sales service, warehousing, distribution, customization and fulfillment.

Castelli North America, Inc. is a privately held corporation and division of Bergamo, Italy-based Lediberg S.p.A., which was founded in 1965 by Lindo and Maria Castelli. Today, the Lediberg Group’s subsidiaries produce more than 100 million diaries per year worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.castellinorthamerica.com.

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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS
214-674-8400
lisa_k_horn@hotmail.com

Company Contact:
Missy Kilpatrick, CAS
888-388-9022
mkilpatrick@castelliusa.com