Avery Dennison Celebrates 75 Years

Pasadena, Calif.-based Avery Dennison Corp., a producer of identification and decorative solutions
for a variety of applications, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. From its establishment in 1935
by R. Stanton Avery — developer of the first self-adhesive label and label-making machinery and
recipient of 18 patents for his pressure-sensitive materials and production technologies — the
company has grown into a $6 billion global enterprise.

“Innovation that improves customers’ businesses and lives has been at the heart of Avery
Dennison since 1935,” said Dean A. Scarborough, chairman, president and CEO of the company.
“Everything we make and do helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. I’m
excited about the future as we honor our past. Avery Dennison[‘s] legacy continues to propel the
company forward as we invest in new markets, products and technology to better serve our customers
throughout the world.”

June 8, 2010