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Merrill Corporation Announces The Acquisition Of Superstar Computing

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation (Nasdaq: MRLL) today announced that it has acquired Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Superstar Computing, a leader in technology and software training for the real estate industry.

Superstar Computing will operate as a subsidiary of Merrill Corporation, and will be closely associated with Merrill Corporation's Merrill/May division, which provides marketing communications materials to the real estate, financial services and franchise industries.

"Our goal is to provide value-added services to our customers," said John Castro, president and CEO of Merrill Corporation. "As technology begins to revolutionize the real estate business, it is natural for us as a technology leader to assist our customers in making the transition. Superstar Computing is recognized as a driver of technology for the real estate industry and is a good addition to Merrill."

Superstar Computing was co founded in 1992 by Roald Marth and Elizabeth Chesen. Marth and Chesen, along with Superstar Computing President Scot Kenkel, will remain active in the company.

"Merrill is a great fit for us," said Marth. "Besides providing the financial and technology support to expand our training resources, each of us is now able to provide our respective customers with a broader range of services."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Merrill Corporation is a leading provider of on-demand, 24-hour-per-day typesetting, printing, document reproduction, distribution, technology and training services to financial, legal, corporate, commercial and real estate markets, worldwide. For more information contact Fred Thomas 612-646-45O1 (fred.thomas@merrillcorp.com).

SOURCE Merrill Corporation
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/CONTACT: Fred Thomas of Merrill Corporation, 612-646-4501 or fred.thomas@merrillcorp.com; or Jackie Erspamer of Shandwick USA, 612-832-5000, for Merrill/

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