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Merrill Corporation Announces Divestiture of Merrill Brink International

Apr 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merrill Corporation (www.merrillcorp.com), a global provider of secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services, today announced it has entered into an agreement to sell Merrill Brink International, its language services division, to the United Language Group, Inc. (ULG). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be finalized by May 31, 2016. ULG is a language services company funded by private equity firm Northern Pacific Group.

The divestiture furthers Merrill’s commitment to solving its clients’ most complex content sharing, disclosure and regulated marketing challenges.

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 41 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.

United Language Group is a global organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Galway (Ireland), and London. ULG is dedicated to building and managing a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers. United Language Group adds value and leverages synergies for the collective benefit of its companies and customers.

Northern Pacific Group is a Minnesota-based growth equity investment firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing companies in the Midwest. Northern Pacific Group seeks to partner with ownership groups and management teams in order to add value beyond just providing capital. In 2015, Northern Pacific Group led the acquisition of Renters Warehouse.

About Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 41 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.

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