Amazys (GretagMacbeth) To Acquire GIA

New Windsor, N.Y.-based GretagMacbeth LLC’s parent company, Amazys Holding AG, Switzerland, has
announced its intention to acquire the Graphic Intelligence Agency (GIA), an Akron, Ohio-based
color training and support business. As a result of the acquisition, GIA will serve as a
professional services business unit within GretagMacbeth. Will Holland and Eric Harsh will continue
to lead GIA in Akron.

“This business unit will deliver its support and training solutions wherever color or color
work flows are present and will be able to serve all hardware or software platforms in the graphic
arts industry,” said Tom Vacchiano, president and CEO, Amazys. “Further, we expect the professional
services business unit to leverage the existing partnership with GretagMacbeth color consultants
and dealers by creating a unified network that will deliver more value-added service products to an
even broader set of markets.

July 2004