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Universal Map Acquires Mosher-Adams, Inc.

LANSING, Mich. and OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Map Enterprises, Inc., (www.universalmap.com ), a leading publisher and distributor of geographic information, announces the acquisition of Mosher- Adams, Inc. The purchase included over 1,000 map titles developed over the company's 53-year history. The terms of the purchase were undisclosed.

"We are extremely excited about what we can do with the assets of Mosher- Adams," said Universal Map president Greg Bond. "They fit well into the customer bases of our Direct-Store-Delivery, Custom and Wall Map Sales Divisions."

The acquisition opens new doors in the Oklahoma City market, as well as other cities across the country. Approximately 100-200 of the maps will be converted to retail products over the next few years for distribution through convenience stores, book stores and discount retailers. The balance of the maps are customized products for chambers of commerce, and may be utilized by Universal Map's Custom Sales Division.

About Universal Map

Since 1976 Universal Map has been providing travelers with maps to their final destination. Because of this, it now publishes the largest selection of local U.S. titles available. It is also one of the leading distributors of travel products to retailers across the country, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Exxon, Amoco/BP Oil, Borders, Inc., Barnes & Noble, and more. Other special markets include business-to-business sales of wall maps, educational product distribution, and custom mapping services. Utilizing today's digital technology, it has developed specialized products for business, educational, and recreational use. More information is available at www.universalmap.com .

About Mosher Adams

For 53 years, Mosher-Adams, Inc. has published quality, customized maps for chambers of commerce around the country. Its product line includes tourism guides, maps and atlases, quality of life books, buyer's guides, corporate location guides and community development books.
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