Award acknowledges performance, collaboration and partnership

(Appleton, Wis., September 14, 2012) Encapsys®, the microencapsulation division of Appleton, earned its third business partner of excellence award as one of Procter & Gamble’s top-performing suppliers. The recognition came at P&G’s annual external business partner summit held recently in Cincinnati.

The summit brings together leaders from P&G and about 400 of P&G’s most strategic external business partners for two days of planning and recognition.

The recognition again places Encapsys in an elite group of 85 out of P&G’s more than 75,000 suppliers and agencies to be recognized for performing consistently at high levels within P&G’s internal performance management system. P&G staff in multiple functions rated suppliers in areas including technical capabilities, service responsiveness and senior-management involvement.

Encapsys was among 44 of this year’s excellence award winners who were also winners in 2011. Encapsys earned its first supplier recognition award from P&G in 2008.

“I’m always pleased to see repeat excellence award winners,” said Rick Hughes, P&G’s chief purchasing officer. “That demonstrates that P&G and our top strategic business partners are collaborating and aligned on what’s most important for the business. That’s especially critical for the journey ahead.”

Kent Willetts, Appleton’s senior vice president, stated, “the award attests to the level of our commitment to serving passionately and winning together every step of the way with P&G – from creating the product collaboratively to manufacturing and delivering it impeccably, to practicing environmental responsibility, to maintaining top-notch support systems.”

About Appleton

Appleton creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations, coating applications and Encapsys microencapsulation technology. The Company produces thermal, carbonless and security papers and Encapsys products. Appleton, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, employs approximately 1,600 people and is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit www.appletonideas.com and for more information about microencapsulation and Encapsys visit www.encapsys.com

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