SMEAD LAUNCHES NEW TUFF™ HANGING FOLDER WITH EASY SLIDE™ TAB

Seven Times Stronger than Leading Reinforced Hanging Folder Brand

SMEAD LAUNCHES NEW TUFF™ HANGING FOLDER WITH EASY SLIDE™ TAB

HASTINGS, Minn. (April 28, 2009) — Smead®, a leading provider of filing and organizational products, announced today the launch of its newest product in its line of TUFF® filing products, the TUFF™ Hanging Folder with Easy Slide™ Tab. With its patented, reinforced channel rods, the TUFF™ Hanging Folder is seven times stronger than the leading reinforced hanging folder brand in independent drop-in tests.

“According to research, consumers were experiencing frustration with bent rods and torn edges when the hanging folders were fully loaded,” says Jim Riesterer, Vice President of Marketing at Smead. “Smead has resolved that issue by redesigning and reinforcing the hanging rod, which combined with our heavy weight paper results in a much stronger hanging folder.”

The new TUFF™ Hanging Folder also features the Easy Slide™ Tab, a revolutionary new tab that easily slides and secures into position. Simply slip the tab onto the folder and secure it into place by aligning the tab notches with the pre-cut folder slots. The tab can be easily repositioned by flexing and sliding it into its new position.

More information on the TUFF™ Hanging Folder with Easy Slide™ Tab is available on Smead’s website at www.smead.com/TUFF. TUFF™ Hanging Folder with Easy Slide™ Tab can be purchased from office products dealers nationwide.

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Smead Manufacturing Company, a leader in office filing products and records management systems, was established in 1906 in Hastings, Minnesota. Smead is a privately held, certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offering thousands of organizational products for use in the home or office. For more information on Smead’s high-quality organizational products, including hundreds of environmentally friendly products made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)-certified materials, visit www.smead.com. To find your personal organizing style, visit Smead Organomics at www.smead.com/MyOrganomics.