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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF EUROPEAN LABEL CONVERTER

 VERNON HILLS, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: ZBRA) announced the acquisition for cash of the assets of a label conversion facility in Preston England. Formerly known as Brook Labels, Ltd., the new company will be called Zebra Technologies Preston Ltd. and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.
 "The Preston facility will substantially improve our ability to serve the European market for bar code labeling solutions by shortening lead times for custom labels and improving service levels to our customers," stated Charles R. Whitchurch, Zebra's chief financial officer.
 Zebra U.K., with headquarters in High Wycombe, England, will continue to provide sales, support and technical services to the U.K. and Europe. The Preston facility is Zebra's first manufacturing operation outside the United States.
 Zebra Technologies manufactures a full line of Performance and Value-Line bar code label printers and related supplies. These products are sold worldwide through a multiple channel distribution system. Zebra's sales reached $58,711,000 in 1992 and have shown a 45 percent increase during the first half of 1993. Twenty-eight percent of Zebra's total sales are to European customers. Its stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ZBRA.
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 /CONTACT: Charles R. Whitchurch, chief financial officer of Zebra Technologies, 708-634-6700/


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