Gerber Scientific Receives President’s ‘E’ Award

The Apparel and Flexible Materials
Division, Gerber Technology, of Tolland, Conn.-based Gerber Scientific Inc. has received the
President’s “E” Award — a prestigious award administered by the US Department of Commerce that
honors US exporters for their competitive achievements in global markets and the benefits their
success brings to the US economy.

“Gerber Technology has exported products for most of its nearly 40-year history,” said Marc
T. Giles, president and CEO, Gerber Scientific. “To be recognized by the Department of Commerce
with this prestigious award is indeed an honor for Gerber Technology, and a powerful validation of
the effectiveness of our international strategy.”

The company — one of eight US businesses to receive the award this year — supplies automated
manufacturing systems for apparel, flexible materials, sign-making and specialty graphics, and has
offices, agents and distributors in 125 countries. Seventy-five percent of its product revenue in
fiscal year 2006 was created from sales to companies outside the United States — representing an
additional 20-percent growth on top of the 15-percent growth it experienced between 2002 and 2005.

“Gerber Technology has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion,” said
Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez during the award presentation. “Gerber Technology’s
achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the US
economy and create American jobs.”



May 29, 2007
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